Selous Game Reserve

Established in 1922, Selous Game Reserve is named in honor of Captain Frederick Courtney Selous (1852-1917) who had been a famous elephant hunter. The area covering approximately 55,000 is the largest reserve devoted to wildlife preservation in Africa. It is one of the remaining untamed areas in Africa with pristine habitat that has just begun to receive international recognition.

The reserve is also one of Africa's last true untouched wilderness area with a spectacular variety of Flora and Fauna.

It contains some of Africa's largest and most important population of elephants, buffaloes and hunting dogs.

Other large mammals that are found there include Roosevelt's sable (rarely seen), rhinos, hippos, giraffes, elands, sable antelopes, white faced wildebeest, waterbucks, warthogs, leopards and lions (which are darker in colour than their coousins in the northern circuits).

The selous male lions also have short, almost punk-like manes, very different from other lions in Africa. Selous Game Reserve is also famous for the Rufiji river system which drains through it and the numerous lakes which offer unique opportunities to take boat safaris.

Accommodation facilities in the reserve are excellent Visitors/tourists to the Selous can be accommodated in any one of the following camps; Rufuji River camp in noth-eastern part, just inside the reserve, Mbuyu, Safari Camp located near the channel connecting lakes Nzerakera and Manze, Selous Safari Camp which is built high up on the Beho Beho ridge and the Sitiegler's Gorge camp.

Selous Game Reserve is 490 km. south-west of Dar es salaamu and it takes about 40 minutes to fly to the reserve from Dar es Salaamu or 4 hours by TAZARA.

3 Days / 2 Nights Selous by Road Tour

1Day 1: Dare es Salaam to Selous
Depart Dar in the morning to drive to Selous, on arrival late afternoon check in at Rufiji River Camp. The tented camp is situated in the north-eastern part of the Selous Game Reserve on a high bank overlooking the mighty Rufiji River and the plain beyond.

The camp accommodates guests in 20 comfortable tents. Each tent has twin beds with mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom and a veranda facing the river. The central restaurant provides excellent cuisine. The camp makes maximum use of local materials, retaining an intimate relationship with the surrounding eco-system or Selous Safari Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
2Day 2: Full Day Selous
After breakfast you will have varieties of activities to be made they include game drive, walking safari and boat safari. You will have your hot lunch at the lodge and thereafter continue with excursion until late afternoon when you will be back to the camp for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Selous Safari Camp or Rufiji River Camp.
3Day 3:
After breakfast, Game Drive, Boat Safari OR Walking Safari, Lunch and then Fly back to Dar arriving late evening.