Selous Game Reserve Tanzania

Welcome to the ultimate guide to Selous Game Reserve, you will find here all the latest information about the attractions, the safari lodges, transport, safari companies, travel updates and news.

Selous Attractions

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Find attractions in Selous Game reserve, the numbers and safari activities in one of the most remote game reserves hence least visited parks in Africa.


Getting There

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Getting to selous for a safari, by road, air and charter flights, the distance and time taken to arrive at this remote location.


When To Visit

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Great tips on when to go, the best time to visit Selous, of course considering that the  peak and off peak season have cost implications.


Where To Stay

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Safari lodges, hotels and where to stay in Selous, a guide to how much accommodation costs, from budget to luxury options.


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Tanzania Safari Companies

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Wildlife in Selous

Wildlife within Selous Game Reserve

A number of animals take habitat within the Selous, in fact those from the east as well as from the Southern parts of Africa converge here. There are over 440 identified bird species which are resident and migratory. The lions here are very strong, as well as large numbers of leopard. A number of the African endangered African wild dog account for over 50% residing within the Selous. Giraffes, hyenas, good buffalo, crocodile, kudu, impala, eland, sable, hartebeest, vervet monkeys, baboons and Columbus together with over 450 species of birds all being hosted here.

Selous Overview

You may already have known that Selous is among the most famous Game reserves in Tanzania. It stands as one of the most unexplored no man’s land in Africa. The Selous is an extensive park where you can actually count the animals one by one. It is also very easy to get to this park, either from Dar or Zanzibar.

Well known African boat safaris are hosted here, fly camping trips, walking are the varying activities that make this park of Tanzania famous. Not forgetting the wonderful place it is for safari lovers, the Selous is such an astonishing initiation to the unspoilt Africa.

Enjoy a number of activities while here; view the beauty of the unveiled Africa through the diversity of the activities within this park. Game viewing as one of the activities, have a superlative safari experience. Boat safaris in themselves are a unique undertaking as compared to any of the other parks in Tanzania. Rest with a peace of mind here than anywhere else as it is quite and calm which makes another attraction to the Selous.


The Activities

Much as the typical game drives are only allowed during the day time, you will only find some of the best boat safaris in Africa .The lodges here have got the very best of the walking operations on the African continent, particularly that is to say, Beho Beho, Siwandu and Sand Rivers Selous. Fly camping trips including long walking safaris and very daring mobile camp set ups are also run by a number of operators. This is such an amazing venture for those clients that like to spend a night or two under the stars.

Safari Lodges

Three of the finest camps in Tanzania are found within the Selous.A number of them also considers themselves as the best in Africa. Camps such as the Beho Beho and the Sand Rivers are unique lodges that are and for all activities that popularize the Selous. They also have the best guiding teams in Africa.

Realize value for money at the Selous Safari camp .It is a magnificent tented camp and noted as the best game area of the park. Next to it is the no frills Lake Manze. It is a daring small camp which is famous for its being on the elephant highway. Impala camp is a bit faraway from here but gives you a luxurious level of comfort yet at a very affordable price. Rufiji River camp, The Retreat, The Amara Selous and the two Serena properties are the others where you can stay.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Selous Game Reserve.

Do not assume this park at any time of the year. The Selous being a classic dry season park. The best time to visit is during the months of July to October as there are many animals that gather in this park. For the season you visit, the game gradually improves. Game viewing is only very good throughout the year and in particular areas.

The animals move away from the fertile feeding grounds during the months of January to February and this is the time for you to wisely choose your place of camping. Whilst, this is the perfect time for the best birding.

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