The Selous is the largest conservation area on the planet with the exception of the polar regions. It is so vast that game viewing here is a much more private affair than the busier northern safari parks. You will frequently be the only car on the landscape.

  • Birding & Game Viewing: Excellent
  • Best time to visit Selous: June - December
  • How to get to Selous: you can drive or fly
  • Safari types available: Boat Safari, Walking Safari, Game Drives

Selous takes its name from the famous hunter of that name. He was killed in action in WW1 in the Beho Beho Hills. If you wish you may visit his grave and see some of the old battle sites.

In Selous you are allowed to drive off road so you can get very close to the action. Walking safaris are permitted and it is possible to walk from one side of the reserve to the other. Boat safaris on the Rufiji River are spectacular for both animal and bird watching. You can relax on the boat with a cool drink as the sun sets, turning the water in to a shimmering burst of colours.

The Selous is home to lion, leopard, wild dog, rhino and over 13,000 elephants. The diversity of habitat from riverine forest and oxbow lakes to grassland and wooded rocky hills makes Selous superb for birdwatching.

Selous has high park fees at $50 entry and $30 camping with a further $30 Conservation fee if you stay in the Reserve. This means there are very few budget clients and the exclusivity of the reserve is retained. Accommodation ranges in price from around $200 per person per night to $1000 per person per night.

  • Attractions: Nature, and Safari Activties.
  • How to get there: Drive, Fly, Train
Where to go in Selous

  • We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

  • Thank you very much for the organization of our Safari. We were really happy with our guide Henry and our cook. Everything was great. Henry was a wonderful guide, always on time.

    Cline Gardiol

    Switzerland, Jan 2013

  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

  • I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.

    Samantha Crichton

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013