Selous Safari

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The highlight safari of the southern circuit in Tanzania, Selous National Park is truly gigantic in proportions and is relatively unpopular when compared to the other Safari destinations of Tanzania, it boasts a rich heritage dating back to the 1900s and is dotted with some exquisite hotel camps and some affordable Safari Lodges as well. 

If you love exploring unknown places and want a truly unique safari experience, The rest of this page will equip with everything you need to know for your safari to Selous Game Reserve        

Selous Safari Tours

$ 600 -$ 2000

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5 Days & 6 Nights

From $ 1200

Tanzania Luxury Immersion

5 Days & 6 Nights

From $1500

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From $800

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Camping

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From $800

Selous Reserve- Intro & History

Located in the southern circuit of Tanzania, Selous takes the crown when it comes size. It spans an area that is 3-4 times the size of the Serengeti! That’s more than the entire area of Denmark!.. spread over a single Game Reserve. 

Named after Fredrick Selous, a famous British conservationist, adventurer and hunter who took to exploring large parts of Southeast Africa towards the end of the 19th century, he also managed to resist an attack from the Germans in the area during the same time.

The reserve has been declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO due to the mind-boggling variety of ecosystems and the colossal proportions… we are talking about the largest wildlife reserve in Africa & possibly, theplanet.

When compared to Serengeti & Ngorongoro, the area is not a hotspot for tourists & given its gigantic proportions, you may probably see a land area during your safari that hasn’t been stepped on by any human being ever. A large portion of the area is reserved for hunting which is done in a controlled manner & the money generated from it is used to protect the game reserve and the local commuities within the area. 

Attractions At Selous

Selous Reserve Safaris gives tourists a very unique safari experience, The Rufij river, that intersects the reserve also serves as a boundary that restricts tourists from accessing remote areas in the reserve. 

Given the size of the area, it is no surprise that the Selous boasts the largest variety of biodiversity in Africa. It hosts the largest populations of …okay here goes… Elephants,  black Rhinocerous, Cheetahs, Hippopotamus, largest variety of birds, Nile crocodiles. The Rufiji river boasts a large variety of crusteceans the endagered dugong, otters  &  many more than what this paragraph can handle. It is a wildlife enthusiasts’ dream. 

Protected & restricted hunting is also allowed for tourists in the northern side of the reserve. 

The walking safari in Selous is the best in Africa, walking between animals in a reserve that is greater than the entire size of Switzerland is a truly liberating experience for all the tourists that we have taken to Selous. 

The boating Safari that takes the tourists through the Rufiji & Tagala river is also a rare experience where tourists can come extremely close to seeing Nile crocodiles patiently wait & attack unsuspecting preys. 

Our customers have reported that the entire tour is similar to being in one large Madagascar movie. 

Itinerary & Logisticcs

Given the remoteness & non-commercial nature of the park, getting to Selous Game Reserve is a bit tricky. Landing at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es salaam followed by a scenic road trip through the picturesque Ulugulu mountains is a splendid experience. Travelling through the Mikumi National Park & the Matambwe gate is also another excellent bi-product of choosing Selous Game reserve for your safari destination. 

Passing through the Morogoro town that has been largely unscathed by modern civilization is a awe-inspiring experience in itself. 

The trip to Selous from Dar-es-salaam is bumpy, slightly uncomfortable & can easily take up 5 hours. Should time permit, ypu can easily stop over at Mikumi National park to split the trip evenly

Alternatively, another way to get to get to the park is through Tanzania’s railroad systems or a direct charter flight 

Accommodations

Accommodations at Selous range from exotic to mostlly tented lodges and camping safaris. Get in touch with our expert to plan your accommodations in the largest National Park in Africa!!

Endless
Plains

5 Days & 6 Nights

From $ 1200

Tanzania Luxury Immersion

5 Days & 6 Nights

From $1500

Budget
Camping

5 Days & 6 Nights

From $800

Budget
Camping

5 Days & 6 Nights

From $800

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Reviews & Ratings

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Tanzania Safari

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Most amazing experience of my life. Mathayo and Iddy do an incredible job at providing the most ideal Safari experiences for everyone. Both are very knowledgable of the land and animals and will answer any question that comes to mind. I spent a week with Iddy and Mathayo and I can not wait to come back. I am already planning my 2021 safari with them for July/August!!
- Meaghan Guard

An experience of a lifetime

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Had an absolutely stunning experience all thanks to the flawless tour management by Matayo and Idde. Will strongly recommend to anyone planning on visiting Tanzania.
- Mehar Satsangi

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If you are planning to do your vacations in Tanzania, do not think it twice and choose The African Quest company. Good accomodation, good safari car, but mostly nice, experimented and very welcoming guides!
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