Welcome to Selous Game Reserve


Only the section of the reserve north from the Rufiji River is open for tourism; large areas of the south are zoned as hunting concessions. Yet the wealth of Selous' wildlife and its stunning riverine scenery rarely fail to impress. Another draw is the Selous' relative lack of congestion in comparison with Tanzania's northern parks.

Visit soon, however: much of Selous' wealth is under threat from poaching, a uranium mining project and a planned hydroelectric power project along the Rufiji River.


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$1850 Private & Custom Tours

8-Day Southern Tz Safari Selous,Mikumi,Ruaha,Udzungwa

Day 1 Depart from Dar es salaam to Selous game reserveAccommodation:Kumbukumbu Selous Riverside Camp • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Selous GR Meals & Drinks: • Lunch & dinner • Drinking water Day 2 Walking safari and Full game drive at selous GRAccommodation:Kumbukumbu Selous Riverside Camp • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Selous GR Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water Day 3 En route game drive to mikumi national parkAccommodation:Tan-Swiss Lodge • Mid-range lodge located just outside Mikumi NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 4 Full game drive with picnic lunchAccommodation:Tan-Swiss Lodge • Mid-range lodge located just outside Mikumi NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 5 Transfer from mikumi to Ruaha NP via Iringa townAccommodation:Ruaha Old Bandas • Budget banda located inside Ruaha NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 6 Full game drive at ruaha national park Accommodation:Ruaha Old Bandas • Budget banda located inside Ruaha NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water Day 7 Transfer to udzungwa NP via isimila stone age site with lunch stop at iringa townAccommodation:Twiga Hotel • Budget hotel bordering Udzungwa Mountains without fences Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water  Day 8 Early morning trekking and later transfer to Dar es salaamAccommodation:No accommodationMeals & Drinks: • Breakfast & lunch • Drinking water 

$5000 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10-Day Tanzania's Southern Wildlife Circuit Mikumi,Selous Ruaha,Udzungwa

DAY01Dar es salaam to mikumi national park Start your safari by driving to Mikumi National Park. Leave the park and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Park official cottage  DAY02Mikumi national park Have breakfast and go on a full day game drive in Mikumi national park. Return for dinner. DAY03Mikumi national park – ruaha national park Have breakfast and drive to Iringa for lunch. Drive to Ruaha National Park, which is known to be one of the more natural, unspoiled as well as one of the largest Parks of Africa.  Stay overnight at park's official bandas. DAY04Ruaha national park Have breakfast and leave with a lunch box for a full day game viewing in the park.  Stay overnight in the park bandas. DAY05Ruaha national park to udzungwa national park Have breakfast and drive to Udzungwa National Park.  Visit prince Bernard waterfall and village market on reaching there. Udzungwa is the largest national park with most biodiversity and a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. Stay overnight at Twiga hotel DAY06Udzungwa national park  Have an early breakfast and drive to the starting point of Udzungwa trekking.  Overnight at twiga hotelDAY07Udzungwa-selous game reserve Have breakfast and drive to Selous game reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. Stop for some refreshments before heading to the Selous Riverside Camp. Later, go for a sunset cruise and spot hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoy the spectacular sunset over this enormous river. Overnight at Selous riverside camp DAY08Selous game reserve After breakfast, go for a full day game drive with picnic lunch box. Explore large number of animals, including lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra etc. Overnight stay at the camp. DAY09Selous game reserve Enjoy a Full day game Drive in Selous Game Reserve. Explore  its massive herds of elephants and Cape buffalos. Overnight at River Camp. DAY10Departure After breakfast, go for a walking safari, the most exciting experience, unique in Tanzania, accompanied by rangers for about two hours and then drive back to Dar es salaam.

$84 Day Trips & Excursions

Zanzibar Eddie Tour Guide

WHY ZANZIBAR EDDIE TOURS & SAFARI? When planning a big trip far from your Country you need someone who knows where you want to go. We know Zanzibar  as we are located here! You want the trip to be special and that’s why it’s important to use a specialist that can listen to your needs and help you create the perfect experience that you will remember for years to come. Read more Remember that Tanzania and Zanzibar are not one homogenous group, we will bring you very close to various customs, dialects, languages and tradition that need to be respected, by respecting the local customs and Culture  in turn, you’ll be better respected as a visitor, learn more about this in our package tours that we offer. Zanzibar Eddie Tours contributes to community and environmental sustainability of Zanzibar. Ecotourism refers to ecologically sensitive travel that combines the discovering and understanding flora and fauna with opportunities to contribute to their protection. Integral to ecotourism is sensitivity to traditional cultures of the people around. For those interested in history and Culture, Zanzibar is rich of historical ruins to explore. We have a close association and detailed knowledge with the Zanzibar Island as we are located here. Tanzania is among the best safari destinations. Various features, including Kilimanjaro Mountain, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Selous Game Reserve and the Mafia Island, offer excellent holidays opportunities; from wildlife safaris in the national parks and game reserves, cultural and historical tours, diving and snorkeling, to keen hiking and climbing in the mountains.

$700 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Selous Game Reserves Safari

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game ReserveIn the morning of 8:30 am we will pick you at your hotel in Dar es salaam and depart to Selous Game Reserve with a stop for a picnic lunch on the way. The journey will take 5 hours. There will be a late afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. This brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile, and fantastic bird life. Animals make their way to the river to drink and boats may approach elephant, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbuck, and other game on the river banks within a few meters. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Jimbiza Camp. The camp have private bathroom and toilet inside the room. Day 2: Full Game Drive in Selous Game ReserveYou will have a full day in the Selous Game Reserve explorating the reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle. The permit will allow you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. Selous is famous for its elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras, and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy than the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Jimbiza Camp.  Day 3: Walking Safari at Selous then Drive to Dar es SalaamEarly morning before breakfast, you will have a wilderness walking safari that will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding. It starts in the morning with the guidance of an local experienced guide. This takes 2 hours before you come back to the campsite for breakfast and later drive back to Dar es Salaam. You will arrive there around 4 pm and be dropped off at the hotel, airport or connect the speed boat to Zanzibar that leave daily at 4:30 pm. 

$480 Private & Custom Tours

Mikumi NP 3 Days

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK 2 NIGHTS 3 DAYS Day one:Your driver/guide will pick you from the Airport, ferry or Hotel and drive to Mikumi National Park which is approximately 5 hours’ drive. You will have a short stop in Morogoro for hot lunch. After Lunch proceed to Mikumi NP. Arrive for afternoon game drive until sunset.Accommodation:  Tanapa Tourist cottage. (Inside the park)Meal plan –Lunch and Dinner.Day two:After breakfast you will go for full day game drive in Mikumi national park with parked lunch boxes. Animals commonly found Include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and elephants and many more. Wild dog can be seen in packs here. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park.Accommodation: Tanapa Tourist cottage. (Inside the park) Meal plan: -Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.Mikumi National Park was established in1964 covering an area of 1070 square kilometers; it was later extended in 1975 to cover the current area of 3,230 square kilometers. Mikumi National Park is located to the North of the famous Selous Game Reserve. The park is the fifth largest National Park in Tanzania and the most accessible from Dar es Salaam throughout the year Mikumi hosts buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, pythons, zebras, leopards, crocodiles and many more. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park.Day three:Start the day with early morning game drive. Enjoy the sunrise with morning game drive, this will take about two hours and a half and then drive back to the camp for breakfast.After breakfast drive back to Dar es Salaam with stopover on the way for hot lunch.On arrival in Dar es Salaam you will be dropped off at airport, hotel or ferry terminal for the last ferry to Zanzibar.Meal plan: –Breakfast and Lunch.End of Safari.

$2015 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Selous Reserve mid-Range Safari

Day 1 Our driver guide will pick you up and drive you to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch to be served on the way. We arrive at the camp early in the afternoon, settle in, and we head for a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. The river is formed by the confluence of the Kilombero and Luwegu rivers. It is approximately 600 kilometers (370mi) long and here you will see plentiful hippos and crocodiles. The big herds of Tanzanian Elephants are also attracted by the River Rufiji that flows through the reserve. Some 350 bird species can also be found in the Selous Game Reserve. Meals: L,DAccommodation: Rufiji River Camp Day 2 After breakfast, we depart for morning and afternoon game drive at the Selous Game Reserve. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometers. The reserve gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy than the Northern Parks. Meals: B,L,DAccommodation: Rufiji River Camp Day 3 After breakfast, we drive back to Dar Es Salaam with picnic lunch on the way. Meals: B,LAccommodation: Can be arranged at an extra cost

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