The Very Best Of Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve With Our Safari Lodges And Camps
The Selous Game Reserve (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) is an absolute massive reserve in the south of Tanzania that sprawls out over 50 000 km². To offer some perspective on the size. To put that into perspective, the Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland (41,285 km²).
The Selous Game Reserve (now the Nyerere National Park) offers spectacular scenery and wildlife, including; lion, leopard, elephant, black rhino, buffalo (the "Big 5"), wild dog, hippo, crocodile, and numerous species of plains game. Selous Game Reserve offers birders over 400 species have been recorded for birders, with summer being the best period to spot all those migrant species.
Depending on where one is staying within the Selous and surrounding reserve, game drives, walking, fishing, boating, and dedicated photographic safaris are available. It is worth bearing in mind that due to the pure size of the Selous Game Reserve, safari activities differ dramatically depending on which area you will be staying in. For a truly inspiring Selous Game Reserve safari option, look at spending at least three nights in two different regions of the reserve, depending on time and budget.
We've put together a list of the finest safari establishments in Selous Game Reserve all within different areas of the reserve and surrounding concessions, all of which provide exceptional wildlife encounters. As a general guideline, accommodation establishments in the Selous Game Reserve are smaller and more remote than any other destination within Tanzania, with the bonus that all Selous lodging choices provide a more intimate and private safari experience.
The Selous lodge and safari camp options in the portfolio below are most suitable for romantics, honeymooners, couples, and photographers alike. There are a few options that are suitable for families; however, keep in mind that malaria is present in the Selous, and most camps are unfenced (wildlife does wander through the camps). Just as a side note, because of the Selous (Nyerere National Park) remoteness, most transfers to the individual lodges and safari camps are by light aircraft; transfers by road are generally considered too long.
The number of Tanzania lodges in the below portfolio will increase over time as we include exciting Selous accommodation options that will only add value to your Tanzania Safari itinerary.
If you're looking for an amazing safari experience with plenty of wildlife encounters, the Selous Game Reserve is the place to go! The massive Selous Reserve in southern Tanzania offers a variety of safari activities depending on which area you stay in, and all lodges and camps are intimate and provide a more private safari experience. The Selous Game Reserve is an excellent destination for couples, honeymooners, photographers, and nature-lovers alike.
Book your stay at a Selous lodge or Selous camp today and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!
The Best Lodges In Selous Game Reserve
Selous Serena Camp
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Selous Serena Camp in the Selous Game Reserve offers guests 12 tented suites that is perfect for couples and families with older children.
The Camp with 360-degree views over the surrounding Selous teaming with birdlife and wildlife is ideal for those wanting to experience this true wildlife region of Tanzania.
Sand Rivers Selous
From US$ 760.00 per person
Sand Rivers Selous on the banks of the Rufiji River in one of Africa's largest reserves offers a blend of classic safari elegance and that rugged bush adventure feel.
A small and intimate Selous camp with just eight rooms and suites and more activities that one can shake a stick at.
Roho ya Selous
From US$ 834.00 per person
Roho ya Selous tented safari camp is located in a prime hotspot for both wildlife and birdlife in Tanzania's famed and remote Selous Game Reserve and Rufiji River.
The Rufiji River Camp in the Selous is the ideal option for those seeking out a small and intimate safari camp far away from humanity.
From US$ 850.00 per person
Siwandu Camp in the Selous Game Reserve is spread along the lake shore, and is designed to blend in with the spectacular natural Selous scenery in what is one of the most photogenic areas, each of the nine safari tents sits atop its own raised timber platform.
Perfectly positioned close to the Rufiji River system for spectacular wildlife and game drive options when on safari in the Selous.
Beho Beho Camp
From US$ 1 250.00 per person
Beho Beho Camp was the first accommodation camp to be sited in the Selous Game Reserve, not on the banks or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands of the Selous so as to enjoy the 'cooling breezes' from which its name derives.
One of the better lodges in Selous for those looking for wild and remote game drives and birding.
Selous Impala Camp
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Selous Impala Camp is situated on a wooded stretch of the stunning Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve; the safari camp was set up by old east African hand Gillie Zanacchi as a retreat where he could take his friends to enjoy the animals and the bush.
Selous Impala Camp is located in a reserve that is four times the size of the Serengeti,
Mivumo River Lodge
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Serena Mivumo River Lodge comprises 12 superior rooms decorated in an elegant African style of a bygone era incorporating local materials from the region, within Africa's largest game reserve, the Selous Game Reserve, a proclaimed world heritage site.
The Selous lodge is situated on the Rufiji River in the Selous and offers fantastic game drive options in the area where Wild Dog is often spotted.