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Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve2022-04-25T06:59:56+00:00

About 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 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.

Selous game reserve isn’t short in accommodations. However, picking the right accommodation to suit your travel style needs advice from an expert who you should tell your preferences and your budget for them to suggest the best accommodation for you.

Among many of our recommended accommodation partners while in Selous, below are among the best places to stay.

East Africa safari

Southern Circuit Adventures

Price: US$3,630 per person
Duration: 11 Days
Destinations: Dar es Salaam, Mikumi, Ruaha, Selous & Udzungwa

Selous Hunting Dogs Safaris

Selous Hunting Dogs Safari

Price: US$2,380 per person
Duration: 8 Days
Destinations: Dar es Salaam, Mikumi, Selous & Udzungwa

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Planning Selous game reserve safari

If you want to be among those lucky travelers to experience this legendary game reserve in Africa, a wildlife sanctuary which is reputed to be huge than even the endless plains of Serengeti National Park, famous South Africa’s Kruger National Park and of course bigger than Switzerland, Denmark, and Bhutan as countries, hands-off, you have made the best decision.

And if you need help from an expert on planning your Tanzania & Selous safari, feel free to share your safari plans with us and we’ll get back to you with different proposals around your interest and budget. So feel free to ask anything.

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