Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania

Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa. The landscape is diverse from hot volcanic springs, seasonal lakes and channels of the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers to forests and open plains.

You will see few other tourists on a safari in Selous as the reserve has only a few small, well-spaced out safari camps.

Good connections by air make access surprisingly easy and direct connections by air from Zanzibar means a few days in atmospheric Stone Town or on a white sand beach on Zanzibar or Mafia Islands make for relaxed ending to an exciting Safari holiday.

The park has a broad range of game: including buffalo – the largest population in Africa; wildebeest, hartebeest, greater kudu, sable antelope, eland, reedbuck; bushbuck; waterbuck; warthog; zebras; giraffe. Of the predators lion, leopard, spotted hyena and wild dog are in abundance; cheetah are rare; there are over 350 species of bird and ...

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WHY VISIT Selous Game Reserve

  • World heritage site
  • Varied topography makes the wildlife quite diverse
  • Attractive scenery
  • Biggest population of highly endangered wild dog in East Africa
  • Boat safaris on the lakes and channels of the Rufiji River
  • Good walking country
  • Excellent birding
  • Family friendly
  • Minimal numbers of tourists

ACCOMMODATION IN Selous Game Reserve

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Family Wilderness Adventure

Tanzania + coastal island option

11 days from £2638 (£8743 for a family of four)

Safari and Beach Luxury Flying Safari

Tanzania including Pemba Island

12 days from £3402 (US$5477)

Stars of the South

Tanzania & Beach

11 days from £4078



PLACES TO GO IN Selous Game Reserve

The best area for game viewing is around Lake Manze and along the river channels and lagoons close to the river. The game viewing in the more remote areas of the reserve can be more challenging due to the thick bush and skittish game.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The best time to visit Selous is during the dry season from June to the end of October. The summer months from November to February have good game viewing but can be very hot.

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DRY SEASON

January and February are hot and dry with good game viewing.

June should see the end of the long rains. Days are relatively cool and clear, seasonal bargains may be available.

By July the bush is green and lush with good game viewing.

August is lovely and warm during the day. Animal herds are growing larger on land, congregating near water sources. This is a good time for game viewing.

September is now hot and dry, the bush parch. Game viewing is excellent.

October remains hot and dry, water is now scarce making for outstanding game viewing near permanent water.

green SEASON

Long rains begin in April and continue through to May. Low season rates may apply, although most camps can be closed.

SHOULDER SEASON

Intermittent rains begin late in November and continues in December, game viewing still quite good.



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