Crocodile lying on sand near the water Selous Game Reserve Tanzania

Selous Game Reserve

If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track safari with great wildlife viewing, think of Selous Game Reserve. You can see a million wild animals in Selous, of which the rare wild dog and black rhino are the main attractions. The spectacular scenery and the option to enjoy the African bush also on walking and boat safaris too, make Selous an incredible safari destination.

Rufiji River
The mighty Rufiji river runs through the heart of the reserve. Its many channels and small lakes provide a vital water source for the wildlife. Crocodiles are resting on the sandbanks and the Rufiji River is most of the time filled with hippos. Nothing can beat floating along the beautiful Rufiji River, watching wildlife gathering along its bank, while you listen to the sounds of hippo grunting.

Elephants and lions
The abundance of wildlife in Selous is exceptional. Elephants, lions and buffaloes are found in no greater numbers year round anywhere in the world. There are also plentiful crocodiles, hippos, monkeys, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and giraffes. The lakes and waterholes on the main circuit are a great place to view giraffes, waterbucks, zebras, impalas and buffaloes.

Wild dogs
Selous is one of the few destinations in Africa where you can see the endangered black rhino and one of Africa’s largest population of wild dogs.   If you are a bird lover you should visit the lagoons, islands, River Rufiji, channels as well as sandbanks.

Selous Game Reserve has such a diverse landscape due to its volcanic springs and the Ruaha- and Rufiji River. The varied terrain of the Selous ranges from savannah grasslands and miombo woodland to rivers with sandbanks, open plains, lush swamps, groundwater forest and rocky outcrops.

From traditional game drives and boat safaris, where you get up close to hippos and crocodiles, to the thrilling experience of a walking safari. This pristine game reserve in South Tanzania shows nature at its best.

Contact us how you can incorporate Selous Game Reserve into your itinerary.