What to do in the Selous Game Reserve?
Visiting the Selous is the sort of safari that you only get to do if you’re lucky enough to have spoken to an expert. While the big names in Northern Tanzania grab all of the attention, the Selous Game Reserve potters sedately along, offering a gloriously off the beaten track safari. This little known area of southern Tanzania is almost the same size as Belgium, but has just a handful of safari camps.
The vast Rufiji River is the lifeblood of the Selous, teeming with hippos and with crocs sunbathing on its banks. If you head out on a walking safari you’ll see ellies wander to and fro to drink from the water, barely notice leopards as they prowl silently through the dense vegetation beside the river. The highlight of a safari in the Selous is the birdlife you see on a boat safari, an utterly unexpected delight, but likely to enthral even the most indifferent of twitchers. Fish eagles cry from the tree tops and malachite kingfishers hit the water so fast, you’ll almost wonder if you saw them at all.
Where to stay in the Selous Game Reserve?
The safari camps and lodges in the Selous are all an utter delight. We’ve hand picked a selection of our favourites, places that have been tried and tested over the years, and where clients return from time after time with rave reviews. As a particular treat, many of the camps offer a night’s fly camping, sleeping out under the stars.