Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in Africa and a UNESCO Heritage site covering 54,600 square kilometers. Selous Tanzania offers multiple activities such as Boat safari along River Rufiji. Walking Safari inside the reserve accompanied by an armed ranger and Game drives. Selous has a variety of animals from Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, variety of birds, wild dogs, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and many more. Selous also provides an opportunity to see part of big 5 and small 5.

Start Date: Every Friday

Start Time: 0830 hours

Starting Point: Waterbuck Safaris Office (55, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Upanga) – See the Map

Return: Sunday Afternoon (around 1500 hours)

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve

Pick up from DSM city center and proceed to Selous with picnic lunch. Late afternoon, boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp / Zarafa Tented Camp (L,D)

You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Tanzania. These are typical of miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest.

Day 2: Walking Safari & Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve

After early breakfast, Your day will start with early morning walking safari, followed by game drive with your picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp / Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D)

The Selous is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. The reserve gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous Game 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 then the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4×4 vehicle will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.

Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. It starts in the morning with a guidance of an armed ranger, takes 2 hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding.

Day 3: Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Salaam

After breakfast drive with your picnic lunch to DSM (B,L)


Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
2 nights full board accommodation
Reserve fees, Concession fees & game drives
Boat and walking safari

Beverages (Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic)
Medical and luggage insurance
Tips: we recommend USD 20 per group per day
Other personal expenses
Emergency evacuation insurance