Selous Game Reserve

A 50,000 sq km (20,000 sq mi) Unesco World Heritage Site; the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania is a spectacular and largely undisturbed natural sanctuary, offering an abundance of large game, and stunning photo opportunities. Hippos, elephants, cheetah, giraffes, and crocodiles live in this immense refuge. The number and variety of game are mainly due to its diverse vegetation that includes dense thicket, forest, and open wooded grasslands.

Features:

Night Game Drives

The vastly untouched African wilderness allows for visitors to see and photograph game in their natural environment - even at night!  Read More about this safari add-on: Night Game Drives

Boat tours

Take a boat ride among the Crocodiles and Hippos of the Rufiji River, which bisects the Selous Game Reserve from north to south.  Read More about this safari add-on: Boat Safari

Wildlife:

Lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, African wild dogs, cape buffalo, black rhinoceros, cheetah, and crocodiles among others call the reserve home.

The reserve is also home to more than 440 species of birds.

Facts:

  • established as a reserve in 1922 and became a World Heritage site in 1982
  • size: 50,000 sq km (20,000 sq mi)
  • location: Southern Tanzania; the reserve is accessible by plane and train; a 45-minute flight from Dar es Salaam International Airport.

Accommodations:

Lodges, campsites

Add-ons:

Sample itineraries:

Southern Tanzania - tented camp itineraries:

3 Day / 2 Night Fly-in Tented Camp Safari
Selous Game Reserve

8 Day / 7 Night Tented Camp Safari
Selous - Mikumi - Ruaha - Bagamoyo

Adventure Camping Safaris - South:

8 Day / 7 Night Lodge Safari
Selous - Mikumi - Ruaha - Udzungwa

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