Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve Accommodation
The Selous is home to three of the finest camps in Tanzania, a couple of which would stake their claim as the best in all of Africa. Beho Beho and Sand Rivers are exceptional lodges that offer all the activities for which the Selous is famous, and host some excellent guiding teams. Siwandu (formerly Selous Safari Camp) is a fabulous tented camp in arguably the best game area of the park at a price that makes it one of the best value camps in Africa. Close by to Siwandu is the no-frills Lake Manze, a great little adventurous camp which has a reputation for being on an elephant highway. A little further away, Manze’s sister camp Impala offers a higher level of luxury at a still-affordable price. Other camps in the park include Rufiji River Camp, Speak to us for more information.
Selous Game Reserve Safari Prices
The cost of a Selous Safari can vary from camp to camp. Generally prices start from $400 per person per night and go all the way up to $1,500 per person per night. The best thing top do though is to call us up, let us know your budget and we can see what deals we can get you, and find a camp which perfectly suits your style and budget.
Selous Game Reserve – The Wildlife
The wildlife in the Selous is particularly interesting as it attracts both east and southern African wildlife, both resident and migratory, and over 440 known species of birds, which make it a ket destination on a Southern Tanzania safari. Lion are particularly strong here and there are large numbers of leopard. The park is home to over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog, and also hosts very good populations of buffalo, giraffe, eland, hyena, sable, hippo, crocodile, kudu, baboon, wildebeest, zebra, impala, hartebeest, colobus and vervet monkeys along with over 450 species of bird.
Selous Safari Tours – The Activities
Standard daytime game drives are just the beginning. The Selous also offers some of the finest boating safaris in Africa, along with some of the very best walking operations on the continent, including in particular at Siwandu, Beho Beho and Sand Rivers Selous. There are also a number of operators here who run fly camping trips, comprising lengthy walking safaris and mobile camping under the stars – very adventurous and a romantic idea for a Tanzania Honeymoon but not for the faint-hearted!
Selous Game Reserve – When to go
Selous is a classic dry season park, with the game getting progressively better the later in the season you travel. July to October is the best time of year for the greatest overall concentrations of game, but do not underestimate this park at any other time; game viewing is very good in various areas throughout the year. During January and February you do need to choose your camp very carefully as the game migrates away to more fertile feeding grounds. Birding at this time of year is absolutely world class.