Located in southern Tanzania, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of our favourite game viewing areas in Africa. It’s really a hidden gem! It’s much quieter than the Northern parks, the rivers and lakes of the Selous are the lifeblood to a park that hosts phenomenal volumes of game including Africa’s largest elephantand wild dog populations and probably it’s largest buffalo, hippo, crocodile and lion prides.
As you have probably gathered from reading this page, we are real fans of the Selous…untouched African wilderness and is still easily accessible from Dar and Zanzibar. It is probably our favourite Tanzania safari location. Home to some of Africa’s best boat safaris, walking and fly camping trips makes the Selous the park in Tanzania with the greatest diversity of safari activities. It is not only a great place for the safari enthusiast but also an amazing introduction to preserved Tanzania. Not only is the game viewing superb, especially in the peak season months, but the wilderness on offer is some of the most untouched in Africa and the sheer diversity of activities on offer makes for a superb safari experience.
The boating safaris in particular are something that sets this reserve apart from other
Tanzanian parks and the fact that the park is so much quieter than the majority of the rest of the country just adds to the attraction of Selous. The lodges are superb value, small and personal with phenomenal food andservice and a world apart from the huge 100 room hotels of the Mara.