Getting To Selous Game Reserve

The National Park is accessible with daily light aircraft flights from Ruaha and Dar.

  • Located In Southern Tanzania 45 minutes from Dar and 1.5 hours from Ruaha National Park by flight
  • Size 50,000 sq km (3,1068 sq miles)

Things to do at Selous Game Reserve

Taking its name from Frederick Courteney Selous, a famous conservationist, this breathtaking National Park is the largest park in Africa and the world’s biggest conservation area (not including the conservation areas in the Polar Regions). It boasts unbelievable game viewing in a stunning backdrop of fabulous landscape. It is also a World Heritage Site and it is so big, it measures more than three times larger than The Serengeti, covering 6% of the land in Tanzania.

There is a lot to do, whether you prefer a driving safari, walking safari or even a river safari on the Rufiji River which is relaxing and tranquil, the perfect place to indulge yourself. To the north of the park, you will find the best elephant and buffalo viewing. It’s also the ideal area to see the wild dogs and the lions as well as a huge variety of birdlife and other animals listed below.

Most of our safaris at The Selous are lodge-based and we recommend taking safaris or other similar activities during the early morning and late afternoon. The lodge-based camp has many other relaxing facilities for you to enjoy during the rest of the time. Alternatively, use the opportunity to try the safari walks and fly-camping which are also excellent choices.

Holiday Itineraries

We have many itineraries for you to choose from depending on the duration of the safari that you wish to choose.

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National Parks in Southern Tanzania

A safari around the Southern Tanzania Circuit follows a popular safari route.