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Selous Game Reserve

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The Selous Game Reserve is an amazing place, wild and vast that will offer you a unique adventurous experience. This land is one of the untouched gems of Tanzania's nature. It is the largest National Park in Africa with an area of 54.000 sq km. -four times the size of Serengeti covering more than 5% of the country.

If your wish is to have an off the beaten track safari experience, Selous is definitely the place to go. Its landscape diversity includes hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes, channels from the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers, Miombo woodlands, Acacia savannas and grasslands while its wildlife concentration and variety is very big as well.

Featuring such characteristics and remaining an undisturbed natural system, Selous GR was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. It is famous for a large population of elephants -approximately 70% of Tanzania's elephants are found here. More than 40.000 hippos inhabit the river systems, large herds of buffalo and packs of African wild dogs, while 5000 lions reign in the area. Among its habitats are leopards, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, various antelopes and gazelles, some of the last remaining black rhinos and more than 350 species of birds. Reptiles such as crocodiles, snakes and lizards also live in the park.

Selous is the only park in Tanzania and Kenya where game viewing can be done by car, on foot or by boat. There are many availabe routes to take in its vast wilderness. With our 4X4 vehicles and guides, it is possible to spend 4 or 5 days on a safari and never use the same route. The games are held in the northern part of the reserve and they can also be extended to the neighboring Mikumi NP and Kilombero Game Controlled Area.

If you are looking for a first-hand wildlife experience, you should not miss an escorted walking safari in this park. Selous has to offer you the finest walking safari opportunity. Accompanied by local expertise guides, you will walk on game trails following the course of the Rufiji River and fly camp on sandbanks and in riverine forest.

Renowned also for its rivers and lakes, at Selous GR you can enjoy a canoe safari to observe nature from another perspective, watching the animals coming to drink water at the banks.

The best time to visit the reserve and enjoy both a walking and boat safari is during the cool dry season from June to October. January and February are also recommended as the rains break and the landscape is green and in bloom.

For your accommodation you can choose among a fine collection of lodges and private camps or more simple and affordable campsites. You can also spend some days in the wild in fly camping tents. Please ask us for more information about the accommodation proposals.

The safari in this park can be combined with Tanzania's other wildlife areas too. We suggest you to visit Gombe Stream or Mahale NP to spot chimpanzees and birds it the forests. If you prefer to enjoy a few days of relaxation after this intense wild journey, Mafia or Zanzibar islands will welcome you.

Have a look at our Selous programs or since there is a big variety of things to do in this park and the surrounding areas contact us for designing together the journey that will fulfill your wishes.

For safaris to Selous Game Reserve you can contact us either by filling the booking form or by email at or if you prefer call us on +255 784 605 785. We will be happy to hear from you.

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  Mahale Mountains National Park
  Mikumi National Park
  Mkomazi Game Reserve
  Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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  Saadani National Park
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