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Selous Game Reserve

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Travel Guide Africa Tanzania Selous Game Reserve

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Introduction

Selous Game Reserve,  Tanzania 005

Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania 005

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The Selous Game Reserve is the second biggest game reserve of Africa and you can find wild dogs here as well, next to most large predators and large herds of elephants. It is the only place in Tanzania where you can join a guide for a walking safari. It is placed on the Unesco World Heritage List.

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Sights and Activities

Selous Game Drives

The destinations are quite varied: normally directed towards one or more of the lakes where the animals group to drink. A normal jeep safari lasts half-day, but a full day safari can easily be organised.

Selous Boat Safaris

With a multitude of destinations, ranging from the main course of the river to the many lateral canals and various lakes. The boat trip normally lasts a half-day, and at least one should be made at sunset. Fishing is also available but must be booked and paid for at the camps.

Selous Walking Safaris

Perhaps the most exciting activity of all. Selous is one of the very few parks in Tanzania where you can take a safari on your own two feet. You can choose an established trail, or one for your special interest, always of course, accompanied by an armed ranger. It’s a real treasure for the true explorer.

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Cost

Entrance fee to the Selous Game Reserve is USD 50 per person per day. All lodges will also charge a USD25 concession fee per person per day.

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Getting There and Around

The Selous Game Reserve is very remote with limited roads. It is possible to drive to the reserve in the dry season and (with much difficulty) in the wet season, but the road is long and rough. Most visitors will fly to one of several airstrips. Many lodges within the northern photographic zone offer a 'game package' service, that includes pick up, game drives, walks and boat safaris on the Rufiji River.

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