2 Days Selous Game Reserve Safari
2 Days Selous Game Reserve Safari
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person
$420 $290 $275 $255
Above safari package rate per person
2 Days Selous Game Reserve Safari
Treetop Tents For Accommodations
Bandas For Accommodations
02: 2 SAFARI ACTIVITIES PER DAY
How To Get To Selous Game Reserve
Adventure guests looking out to visit the bush land heading to Selous Game Reserve have three modes of transport options from which to choose, that is to say flight, road and rail.
Taking a road Safari
One may choose to take a road trip from Dar es Salaam that involves taking a normal circuit route which would involve a trip to the Mikumi National Park heading through and entering the Matambwe gate .
It is such a great experience to take the road from Morogoro as it gives the visitors the chance to go driving though the Morogoro town and the chance to view the town that perfectly backdrops Ulugulu mountains.
It is such an alluring experience more so in the morning.
As one goes through heading out of the Morogoro town, you will have the chance to see the way how people live and work within the rural villages in Tanzania.
In these areas, the urban famous culture has not yet washed away their upheld way of life living alone a few stores that may be retailing soft drinks that are packaged by international brand names.
A market day would give you such a unique experience as you move towards the Selous driving from the hilly pathways of the mountainous region.
As you drive through, there is an overlook; you are able to view the way the village is displayed, its setting, and a corridor area setup for trading.
A road from Morongoro can also lead you to a magnificent way to the contours of Sable Mountain lodge and Uluguru mountains at a distance.
Taking the access road from Dar es Salaam would be an enjoyable trip with super views of the Tanzania countryside showing tall palms and lush grassland in hilly areas.
This is an alternative route that comes to Selous through Morogoro.
The narrow pathway can always lead you to animals and gazelles that may have stayed into game control pockets as you enter Selous from Dar es Salaam.
Adventure never stops; the other way to get to Selous could be through the TAZARA (Tanzania Zambia Railway) railroad system.
It starts from Dar es Salaam, diminishing off bush routes adventures guests at the rail stop in KIsaki.
Throughout this journey, you enjoy the beauty of the bush land.
Journey takes you four to five hours in a panoramic tour of Tanzania rural landscape.
It is usually the most worthwhile way to get to the Selous Game Reserve.
Through an Air Safari
This is alternative three for one to get to the Selous Game Reserve.
There are a number of departure flights from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Zanzibar and landing a different accommodation or even public access airstrips.
Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) can is used as the entry point for the country.
As a safari development to a beach holiday on Zanzibar Island or one of the other beached around Dar es Salaam.
There are usually scheduled departure flights to welcome this to both Selous and Ruaha.
Even if it is the most expensive; an air safari is the quickest way to Selous Game Reserve.
It stands as the largest Game reserve in Africa and the most popular as one of the game viewing areas in Africa.
Though hidden, the Selous Game Reserve is located in Southern Tanzania.
CHILD FROM 5 -12 YRS PAY 50% OF THE ADULT RATE WHEN SHARING
CHILD SHARING WITH 2 ADULTS ARE CHARGES AT CHILD RATE
CHILD SHARING 1 ADULT ARE CHARGED AT ADULT RATE
TEENAGERS AGED 12 – 16YRS INCLUSIVE IN OWN TENT WILL BE CHARGED AT ADULT RATE
DUE TO THE PROXIMITY OF WILD ANIMALS IN THE CAMPS, CHILDREN12 YRS OR YOUNGER MUST SHARE WITH ATLEAST 1 ADULT AGED 18 YRS OR ABOVE.
CHILDREN 0-4 YRS MUST HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES
PARK FEES & CONSERVATION FEES MAY CHANGE BUT WILL INFORM YOU IN ADVANCE
MINIMUM 4 PAX WALKING SAFARI PER PERSON $60
FISHING 3 HRS PER PERSON $70
CULTURE TOUR PER PERSON $50
AIRPORT PICKUPS AND DROP OFF IN SELOUS FREE
EXTRA COST IF USING OUR VEHICLE $250 one way.
IF FLYING TO SELOUS THEN ADD EXTRA $15 AS LANDING FEES PER PERSON
TRANSFER TO/FROM MTEMERE AIR STRIP FREE
Selous is host to over 350 species of birds and reptiles, the species for plants accounts for about 2000 species as well as a wide range of wildlife.
Tourist Attractions in Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve is larger than SWITZERLAND in size.
Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa, Selous is also the second largest conservation area in Africa sized at 5,000square kilometers.
Selous Game Reserve definitely noted as even four times bigger than the Serengeti.
While in Tanzania, it is very special to take a safari to Selous as it is one of the most remote game reserves hence least visited parks in Africa.
Because of it elaborate and unique beauty, the Selous has so many safari animals and thus has it in history that UNESCO declared it a world heritage in 1982.
Channels and Rivers
Hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes and channels from the nearby rivers such as the Great Rhuha and Rufiji rivers make Selous Game Reserve to have such a diverse landscape.
Big herds of Tanzanian Elephants for example are attracted by the River Rufiji that flows through the reserve.
Popular on Tanzania safaris are the boat trips along the Rufiji River.
A walking safari is a must do if you are looking for something very special and different in the Selous game reserve.
The beauty and peacefulness that you see and feel while on a Tanzania walking safari in the Selous reserve cannot be compared to any other.
Birding and Wildlife in Selous
The Selous is host to over 350 species of birds and reptiles, the species for plants accounts for about 2000 species as well as a wide range of wildlife.
The largest concentration of elephants (110,000) on the continent has been known for taking home in this same reserve.
The reduction in numbers estimated at about 30,000 to 50,000 are known for having been brought about by the “Ivory wars “ of the late 70s and early 80s which also brought about a much devastating effect on the herds ,reducing them in numbers.
Apart from being very famous for elephants, rhinos and hippopotamus, the selous game reserve also has a vast range of game including: brindled gnu, Nyasaland gnu, sable antelope, eland, greater kudu, waterbuck, hartebeest, zebras, giraffe, reedbuck, warthog, spotted hyena ,lion, leopard, hunting dog, in addition to the largest populations of buffalo in Africa.
It is such a special occasion to take a Tanzania Safari visit in the Selous Game Reserve, you are able to experience magnificent safari animals, walk among the breathtaking beauty and probe the unveiled parts of the national park.
Majority of wildlife in selous are some of the main attractions.
A variety of game viewing activities are therefore available in this park.
A number of trips are offered by boat, vehicle or on foot.
Boat safaris for example allow you to move swiftly on the lakes and channels leading you through to the birds and animals closely including hippos and crocodile.
All the lodges should be able to offer guided walks for all those in the right age bracket .(usually 12 years and over.16 years for Lake Manze and Impala, which come with big chances of interface with big game such as buffalo, lion on foot, or even elephant.
Towards the end of the dry season especially, game drives are rather truly rewarding as many large mammals gather around the five lakes.
Some of the camps offer overnight fly camping excursions which involve sleeping out in an exalted mosquito net in the middle of the bush land.
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania.
It was named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I.
Scottish explorer and cartographer Keith Johnston also died at Beho Beho in 1879 while leading a RSGS expedition to the Great Lakes of Africa with Joseph Thomson.
The Selous was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature.
The reserve covers a total area of 50,000 km2 (19,000 sq mi) and has additional buffer zones.
Within the reserve no permanent human habitation or permanent structures are permitted.
All (human) entry and exit is carefully controlled by the Wildlife Division of the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.
Typical animals of the miombo (for example African bush elephants, black rhinos, hippopotamus, lions, East African wild dogs, Cape buffaloes, Masai giraffes, Plains zebras, and crocodiles) can be found in this park in larger numbers than in any other African game reserve or national park.
The area was first designated a protected area in 1896 by the German Governor Hermann von Wissmann and became a hunting reserve in 1905.
Most of the reserve remains set aside for game hunting through a number of privately leased hunting concessions, but a section of the northern park along the Rufiji River has been designated a photographic zone and is a popular tourist destination.
There are several high end lodges and camps mainly situated along the river and lake systems in this area.
Rather difficult road access means most visitors arrive by small aircraft from Dar es Salaam, though train access is also possible.
Interesting places in the park include the Rufiji River, which flows into the Indian Ocean opposite Mafia Island and the Stiegler Gorge, a canyon of 100 metres depth and 100 metres width.
Habitats include grassland, typical Acacia savanna, wetlands and extensive Miombo woodlands.
Although total wildlife populations are high, the reserve is large and densities of animals are lower than in the more regularly visited northern tourist circuit of Tanzania.
Walking safaris are permitted in the Selous, and boat trips on the Rufiji are a popular activity.
A boundary change to allow the use of uranium deposits has been approved.
Approval for the boundary change was given by the UNESCO and seriously criticized by environmentalists and organizations e.g., Uranium-Network and Rainforest Rescue.
In 1976, the Selous Game Reserve contained about 109,000 elephants, then the largest in the world.
By 2013, the numbers had dropped to about 13,000 – including a 66% drop from 2009 to 2013.
Sources blame corrupt politicians, officials and businessmen who help poachers.