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Selous

Located in southern Tanzania and far from the madding crowds, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest game reserve and one of our favourite wildlife viewing areas.  It really is a hidden gem!  The rivers and lakes of the Selous are the lifeblood of a park that hosts some fabulous game, including elephant, wild dog, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and fantastic prides of lion.
As you may have gathered, we are huge fans of the Selous.  The reality is that this park is so vast it is impossible to count its game and that is exactly what we love about it; Selous is untouched African wilderness and yet still easily accessible from Dar and Zanzibar.  All in all, it is probably our favourite Tanzania safari location.   Show me more >

Selous: the game


The wildlife in the Selous is particularly interesting as it attracts both east and southern African wildlife, both resident and migratory, and over 440 known species of birds, which make it a ket destination on a Southern Tanzania safari. Lion are particularly strong here and there are large numbers of leopard.    Show me more >

Selous: the activities


Standard daytime game drives are just the beginning.  The Selous also offers some of the finest boating safaris in Africa, along with some of the very best walking operations on the continent, including in particular at Siwandu, Beho Beho and Sand Rivers Selous.  There are also a number of operators here who run fly camping trips, comprising lengthy walking safaris and mobile camping under the stars - very adventurous and a romantic idea for a Tanzania Honeymoon but not for the faint-hearted!

Selous: when to go


Selous is a classic dry season park, with the game getting progressively better the later in the season you travel.    Show me more >

Selous: where to stay


The Selous is home to three of the finest camps in Tanzania, a couple of which would stake their claim as the best in all of Africa.  Beho Beho and Sand Rivers are exceptional lodges that offer all the activities for which the Selous is famous, and host some excellent guiding teams.  Siwandu (formerly Selous Safari Camp) is a fabulous tented camp in arguably the best game area of the park at a price that makes it one of the best value camps in Africa.  Close by to Siwandu is the no-frills Lake Manze, a great little adventurous camp which has a reputation for being on an elephant highway.  A little further away, Manze's sister camp Impala offers a higher level of luxury at a still-affordable price.  Other camps in the park include Rufiji River Camp, The Retreat and Azura Selous.  Speak to us for more information.  Show me more >


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