The Selous (pronounced “Se-loo”), is the largest uninhabited protected game area in Africa.
Selous Safari Highlights
Rufiji River, pristine wilderness, great game numbers
Selous Safari Activities
Game drives, boat safaris, walking safaris, visiting Selous' grave.
A Selous safari is guaranteed to give you a taste of totally wild unspoiled African bush. Africa's largest reserve the Selous is twice the size of Belgium. A World Heritage Site Selous is said to contain the largest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania! Selous can rightly be considered one of Africa's new safari frontiers.
The lifeblood of Selous Game Reserve
is the Rufiji River with tributaries that form a network of lakes, lagoons and channels. These water sources attract an array of wildlife including predators such as lions and leopards. A boat on the Rufiji River is the perfect vehicle from which to watch game, especially during the thirsty dry season months of June to October when many animals are drawn to the water.
Adventurers and elephant migrations
Selous Game Reserve has an elephant population numbering in the tens of thousands and approximately one third of all the African wild dogs left in the wild. Ancient migratory routes linking the Selous and Mozambique's Niassa Game Reserves are used by an elephant population estimated at over 50 000.
Named after the legendary adventurer Courtney Selous, the reserve is fast becoming an iconic African Safari destination
. The grave of Selous, who was killed by a snipers bullet, can be visited in the Beho Beho region of the park.
When to go to Selous
The best time to go on safari in Selous is during the dry season from May to October
How to get to Selous Game Reserve
A short flight from Dar Es Salaam gets you to Selous. It is possible to self-drive but the roads are not the best and a great deal of time is needed.