Hippo in Chobe National Park

Destination

Selous Game Reserve Holidays

River boats and walking safaris

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
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +3
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Tanzania.

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