User Reviews – Nyerere NP (Selous)

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bigbluemarbleuk   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2009 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2011

Email bigbluemarbleuk  |  35-50 years of age

African Wilderness At Its Best
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I stayed at the Rufiji River Camp which is one of the smaller camps in Selous. The proximity to the river meant we had the opportunity for a river safari and a walking safari as well as the traditional trips out on a 4x4.

Selous is wonderfully remote and we hardly saw another vehicle which in my opinion is the best way to experience a safari. The guides were good and spotted a lot of wildlife we may well have missed. The number of lakes meant there was always the chance to see wildlife and birdlife around there. We didn't see all the Big 5 but there were no rhino in the area where we stayed.

I loved my short stay in Tanzania and I will be going back.

brookeyoga   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2011 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2011

Email brookeyoga  |  35-50 years of age

Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa's best kept secrets. It is exspansive, pristine and breathtakin
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Selous being the size of Switzerland is populated with no more than 170 people, we felt we were right in the heart of Africa, we felt privileged to experience the vastness of this untouched land.
Everything we experienced in Selous was second to none.

8giancarlo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Jul 20, 2011

Email 8giancarlo  |  50-65 years of age

real wild Africa
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I went to Selous with my wife in March when the rain season was about to begin:the scenery was amazing and very different because of the green of the grass and the leaves on the tree.The rain wasn't a real problem for the safari and not too frequent.
We stayed in the Lake Manze tented camp, a little but comfortable camp fully immerged in the wild: elephants, ippos and buffalos wondered through the camp during the day and the night.The wildlife and the birding are really great in Selous: you can see hundreds of animals everywhere (there was even a Puff Adder within the camp). In conclusion I can recommend the Selous to everyone who loves Africa and wildlife.

Rita Gazdag   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: January 2009 Reviewed: Aug 4, 2011

Email Rita Gazdag  |  35-50 years of age

Selous is amazing and remote place - highly recommend a visit.
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We went there 4 of us in a group and stayed in a nice lodge run by a half- Tanzanian man and his wife. They were excellent hosts and we enjoyed staying in a mud hut , and experience we never had before.
In Selous we saw an abundance of wildlife, an elephant family and a great bunch of lions (we counted them up to 13!!!) and other beautiful grazing animals.
I will never forget my time in Selous as everything I saw before on NatGeo just suddenly came to life there.

billt4sf   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2011 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2011

Email billt4sf  |  50-65 years of age

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not as many animals but wonderfully relaxed and lovely area

Michele   –  
Italy IT
Visited: September 2010 Reviewed: Aug 12, 2011

Email Michele  |  20-35 years of age

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Absolutely wild. One of the few park in Africa for wild dogs sighting. Astonishing landscape and beautiful lakes! the only negative point: is expensive and a guide is needeed because the road are not indicated. Without an expert guide you get lost 100%!

squishsquish Visited: August 2009 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2011

The Selous was great-less touristy than other reserves, with just a focus on seeing amazing animals
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We really liked our safari in the Selous Reserve - we were able to enjoy both river boat and traditional jeep safaris. It was great that everything was so open and natural - we had elephants wondering past our tent every night and even had a cheeky monkey attempt to join us for breakfast. The reserve has a lot less people than others - some days we didn't see anybody else except our driver.

Athena   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Mar 16, 2012

20-35 years of age

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While the wildlife was a bit more difficult to spot - more spread out - but the "bush vibe" was intense. We had plenty of wildlife in our camp at night - monkeys and monitor lizards during the day, with bush babies and more monkeys at night. You have to fly in - giraffes were on the runway and had to be chased off.

peter the safari maniac Visited: February 2009 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2012

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This is my favourite Game reserve and am into game reserves other than national parks ! Sable Mountain Lodge of A tent with a view is where i have taken guests in my former life as a safari maniac! There others like Rufiji river lodge (high end ) and smaller camps but try Sable Mountain lodge! Yes I used to work for David (disclosure) Coolest Yorkshire Man ! :-)

DaktariPaula Visited: November 2006 Reviewed: May 13, 2012

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I fear the park will lose its wilderness since they built this big roads....

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
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