• Hippo in Chobe National Park

Selous Game Reserve Holidays

You'll feel at one with nature when you embark on a safari adventure through the beautiful and expansive wilderness of the Selous Game Reserve. 

Located in southern Tanzania, Selous is one of the world's largest faunal reserves, providing an exceptional location for wildlife enthusiasts to spot elephantsblack rhinolionsEast African wild dogs, leopard, wildebeest, impala, giraffe and zebra, found in higher concentrations than in the majority of reserves and national parks.

Life in this enormous game reserve follows the ever-changing course of the Rufiji River. Join a boat safari to explore streams, canals, lakes and lagoons – spotting wildlife from a novel perspective – from storks, baboons and herds of Cape buffalo drinking at the river's edge in the afternoon heat to wallowing, slick-skinned hippos opening their impressive jaws, and gnarled crocodiles basking on the sandy banks, disappearing under the water with a rather unnerving splash.

Contrast your safari adventure in Selous Game Reserve with a relaxing tropical beach retreat to the glorious paradise island of Zanzibar, or enjoy the calming shores of Mombasa – call our Destination Specialists to discuss your perfect combination of destinations.

Destination Highlights
  • The reserve offers a very high population and variety of wildlife
  • Enjoy boat trips and walking safaris through the park
  • Explore grassland, acacia savannah, wetland and woodland terrain
  • Selous is vast but has relatively little 4x4 safari activity, so offers a feeling of exclusivity
  • Add on a relaxing beach retreat to contrast with your safari

Time Zone

GMT +3

Flight Time

Approx. 12 hours. Accessible from Dar es Salaam and indirect services are available with Kenya Airways and British Airways via Nairobi from London Heathrow.

Currency

Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

Visa Information

British citizens will be required to purchase a visa for travel to Tanzania on arrival.

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Tanzania.

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Average weather in January

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Selous Game Reserve
25ºC
197mm

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Selous Game Reserve
25ºC
198mm

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Selous Game Reserve
26ºC
255mm

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Selous Game Reserve
24ºC
259mm

Average weather in May

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Selous Game Reserve
25ºC
80mm

Average weather in June

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Selous Game Reserve
23ºC
12mm

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Selous Game Reserve
22ºC
8mm

Average weather in August

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Selous Game Reserve
24ºC
5mm

Average weather in September

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Selous Game Reserve
28ºC
16mm

Average weather in October

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Selous Game Reserve
27ºC
22mm

Average weather in November

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Selous Game Reserve
28ºC
86mm

Average weather in December

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Selous Game Reserve
27ºC
147mm

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