Selous Game Reserve

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  • Duration: 8 days

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected area in the world, sparsely developed and little touched by human interference. This has been by contributed by the lack of mass tourism that is threatening to overrun other national parks in Africa, only low volume tourism is encouraged in Selous Game Reserve. You will therefore find yourself in a pristine wilderness far away from the trodden tourist routes. Its wildlife is spectacular and some mammal populations (buffaloes, elephants, hippos) are the largest in Africa. The rivers and lake systems are also unique in East Africa. Nowhere else can one make boat or walking safaris through more spectacular wildlife concentrations.

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected area in the world, sparsely developed and little touched by human interference. This has been by contributed by the lack of mass tourism that is threatening to overrun other national parks in Africa, only low volume tourism is encouraged in Selous Game Reserve. You will therefore find yourself in a pristine wilderness far away from the trodden tourist routes. Its wildlife is spectacular and some mammal populations (buffaloes, elephants, hippos) are the largest in Africa. The rivers and lake systems are also unique in East Africa. Nowhere else can one make boat or walking safaris through more spectacular wildlife concentrations.

The Selous is a prime spot for birdwatchers and also hosts a wide variety of wildlife habitats, including open grasslands, Acacia, swamps and ‘miombo’ woodlands  as well as riverine forests. Due to its unique ecological importance it has been designated a ‘World Heritage Site’ by the United Nations in 1982. The reserve and the surrounding areas are home to thousands of elephants, buffalo, hippos, lions and countless antelopes, wild dogs and crocodiles but it is the elephants which have made the Selous famous.

Typical Itinerary 2

SELOUS/RUAHA SAFARI

DAY 1 Dar es Salaam

DAY 2 – Flight to Selous

DAY 3 and 4 Full Day Selous

DAY 5 Flight to Ruaha

DAY 6 &7 Full day Ruaha

DAY 8 Flight to Dar Es Salaam or Arusha

TRANSPORTATION

4X4  and Minibus for transfers in Dar es Salaam

Flights

Dar / Selous

Selous/ Ruaha

Ruaha/Dar or Ruaha/Arusha

For Zanzibara extension – Flight Ruaha/Zanzibar

Hotels and Lodges

Sea Cliff Hotel (Dar es Salaam)

Rufiji River Camp – Selous

Ruaha River River Lodge