The Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa’s biggest Game Reserves, home to the big 5 including large herds of elephant and buffalo, the endangered wild dog, lion and more Giraffe than you are likely to encounter anywhere else in Africa. A safari to the Selous Game Reserve is entirely different from a Safari in the Northern Parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro regions. The Selous Game Reserve does not have the vast open plains of the Northern Tanzania Safari parks, instead it is a combination of bush, lakes and mighty rivers.
The Selous Game Reserve also offers a more exclusive Tanzania Safari experience, as the “Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit” which is the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha are less touristy and offer huge undiscovered wilderness areas to guests that safari in these regions. The Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha make an excellent Safari circuit and combine nicely with Zanzibar which is in close proximity. Life In the Selous and Ruaha also runs along at a gentle pace when compared to the frenzy up north. A highly recommended safari camp in the Selous Game Reserve is Sand Rivers Selous. This luxury safari camp offers such a broad range of activities and its location along the Rufiji River allows for a unique safari experience. Spending a minimum of 3 nights at Sand Rivers Selous and combining this with a stay at another Safari camp in the Selous or in Ruaha is a great alternative to a safari in the Northern parks. For avid safari goers that are tired of the hustle and bustle of the North or for couples wanting a romantic getaway then it does not get much better than Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha.
The standard of the luxury safari lodges in these regions is also exceptionally high and the guiding is of a very high standard. Walking Safaris and bush camping in the Selous Game Reserve are highly recommended safari activities.
Sand Rivers Selous is a fantastic lodge situated in a prime location along the Rufiji River in the wildlife rich Selous Game Reserve. Sand Rivers offers an array of activities and excellent guiding and is highly recommended for an exclusive Tanzania Safari experience.
Selous Walking Safaris offer exciting and exclusive Walking Safaris based out of mobile bush camps (sleep out under the stars), through some of the most diverse and game rich habitats in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania.