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typical Selous natives

The Selous Game Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tanzania. With 54,600 km² it is the biggest game reserve in Africa.




Flora and fauna


Get in


Entrance fee to the Selous Game Reserve is USD 50 per person per day. All lodges will also charge a USD25 concession fee per person per day.

Get around

The Selous Game Reserve is very remote with limited roads. It is possible to drive to the reserve in the dry season and (with much difficulty) in the wet season, but the road is long and rough. Most visitors will fly to one of several airstrips. Many lodges within the northern photographic zone offer a 'game package' service, that includes pick up, game drives, walks and boat safaris on the Rufiji River.



Selous Game Drives

The destinations are quite varied: normally directed towards one or more of the lakes where the animals group to drink. A normal jeep safari lasts half-day, but a full day safari can easily be organised.

Selous Boat Safaris

With a multitude of destinations, ranging from the main course of the river to the many lateral canals and various lakes. The boat trip normally last a half-day, and at least one should be made at sunset. Fishing is also available but must be booked and paid for at the camps.

Selous Walking Safaris

Perhaps the most exciting activity of all. Selous is one of the very few parks in Tanzania where you can take a safari on your own two feet. You can choose an established trail, or one for your special interest, always of course, accompanied by an armed ranger. It’s a real treasure for the true explorer.

Relaxing by the Rufiji River

There is probably no better way to unwind at the end of a typical Selous day than by sipping a sundowner from the comfort of a tented camp with a view out over the Rufiji River.

For further information on visiting the Selous Game Reserve visit Specialist Tanzania.


  • Maximillan (1200), Dar es salaam Tanzania, +255786694004. 12 hours. Selous game reserve sight seeing, wild animals like wild dogs.

Walking safaris and boat safaris.Selous Game Reserve is the World Heritage site where large numbers of elephants, black rhinoceroses, giraffes, hippopotamuses and crocodiles live. Many websites will also say that there are lots of cheetah, but they have only been seen in the reserve a few times in the last 20 years.

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There are a wide range of lodges and camps within the Selous Game Reserve catering for all budgets. Top of the list is the upmarket Mivumo River Lodge, on the banks of the Rufiji River the lodge offers top service, spacious and luxurious rooms with private balconies. Game drives, boat and walking safaris are all available from the lodge.


Specialist Tanzania tour operators offer packages within the Selous Game Reserve.


Selous Wilderness Camp is a small permanent tented camp on the banks of the Rufiji River.


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