The majority of safaris i Selous are actually fly-in packages beginning in Dar es Salaam. Point of entry into Tanzania is the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR ) found on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. Normally, you will be picked up from the airport, and he will handle all your other ground operations plus domestic flights.
Selous is frequently visited as a tour extension to the beach holiday in Zanzibar Island or beaches in Dar es Salaam. To manage this, there are connecting scheduled flights coming from the departure point to either Selous or Ruaha. The Chartered flights connecting from Arusha town, which is the tourist town along the Northrn Safari Cicrcuits are as well available
Another alternative is to drive directly from the capital city Dar es Salaam to Selous; the road is pretty bumpy and it may go for the entire day.
Airlines and ticket prices
You may check Skyscanner or, for those interested in flights to multiple destination you can check Expedia to find out which airlines is available to transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) or to the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and how much the tickets cost.
Domestic flights to Selous Game Reserve
Normally these charter flights are reserved by your safari / tour operator all as part of your safari package. You may make reservations for your Domestic flights with any of the domestic carrier such as: Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Regional Air, ZanAir, Safari Air Link, or Coastal Aviation
Passport, visa and other entry requirements
Information about the Passport, visa plus other requirements at the point of entry can be acquired directly through your tour operator
Selous game Reserve is a fascinating destination that is ideal for people having a single day tour and may effortlessly be included into a safari itinerary to visit other parks within Tanzania. The terrain of the park is majorly dominated by giant baobab plus various dried river beds. In the dry spell from August, September to October, this park is home to Tanzania’s largest number of game, with numerous wild animals like the giraffes, zebras, wildebeests plus impalas among others, along with an overwhelming profusion of bird species. Furthermore, this park offers great trekking safaris which you can’t enjoy in other parks. There are some wonderful tented camps plus lodges which offer accommodation.
The present day area of this Selous Reserve was gazetted as a game conservancy back in 1905. This wide area was further extended and also named after Frederick Courtenay Selous an early hunter and also soldier of the 19th century in the 1920s. in the 1930s and 40s, the persistent epidemics of the deadly sleeping sickness in this region caused the human inhabitants who lived here to desert the Selous entirely and leave it for the wild animals. today, sleeping sickness is nothing more than an occurrence that happened in the long past, but even so, the Selous is no longer inhabited by human settlers, making it a wild slice of ‘the long ago Africa”
Selous Game Reserve Safari
Getting To Selous
When To Visit Selous
Birding in Selous