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 54,600 km2 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. Some of the typical animals of the savanna (are African Bush Elephants, Black Rhino, Hippo, Lions, Wild Dogs, Cheetahs, Cape Buffaloes, Giraffes and Nile crocodiles) can be found in this park in larger numbers than in any other African game reserve or national park.
June – Mid November: Best time for game viewing.
December – February: Humid & Hot: Good time for game viewing.
Mid November – Mid December: Short Rain: Wonderful for birdlife and lush scenery
April – May: Heavy rain: Wonderful for birdlife and lush scenery
Boat safaris at Rufiji River, walking safaris ,Game drives.
Road access is via KIBITI, MIKUMI, or MOROGORO. It is difficult but fun for adventurous.
Our Inclusive 4x4 Safaris Package - From Dar es salaam
* Supplement Flight: Dar/Zanzibar/Selous/Dar/Zanzibar: Price: $150 Per person (Go & Return)