User Reviews – Nyerere NP (Selous)

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Tor Arne Fallingen   –  
Norway NO
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: May 6, 2018

Email Tor Arne Fallingen  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

The park displayed a lot of what I feel African nature is like, it has dense vegetation areas and sparse vegetarion areas. It has the common animals, but you may not get to see the more rare ones. As our guide said, Selous you might not see everything, but you get close to the animals you see. In Mikumi you drive in hills and mountains, you may see more, but need good spectacles to make out what animal it is. This is 2 reserves easily accessible from Dar es Salaam, its not Serengeti og NgoroNgoro, which I understand is something completely different in many ways. But when we visited, there were 1 other car in the park, we saw it at the gate going in, so we didnt drive in a Safari convoy, this I appreciate.

Jaume   –  
Spain ES
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 4, 2018

Email Jaume  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Great safari in Selous, last July 2018. Three days/two nights. We saw all the animals expected, including lions, buffalo, hippos, and a elephant. The weather was great in july: no rain and a great temperature. Selous occupies an enormous territory, so is difficult to find others vehicules, except in the encounters with lions and elephants because they are more difficult to find. Selous is an area not overcrowded by tourism.



Mark   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 8, 2018

Email Mark  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
2/5

not much to see...

Beatrice Svanström   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 14, 2018

Email Beatrice Svanström  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Everything was great, the staff was wonderful, lovely nature and we saw animals all the time!

Craig Hobin   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Aug 29, 2018

Email Craig Hobin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Everything we expected, wished for, and more. So lovely and just about the animals and your experience.

Laurent Sabourin   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2018

Email Laurent Sabourin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

This game reserve is very original thanks to the mighty river Rufiji. You also can see some coastal birds. The lodge was excellent and boat trip memorable. Don't miss the tour in the forest with a real bushman : amazing!

Martina Menicucci   –  
Italy IT
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2018

Email Martina Menicucci  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

VERY GOOD SAFARI!!
here you can really see the pristine savannah and wild animals.

Stephanie   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2019

Email Stephanie  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
4/5

You can almost see the Big 5

Lyn Arnold   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2019

Email Lyn Arnold  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fantastic Reserve: Full of Animals, Not Full of People
Overall rating
5/5

Selous Game Reserve is a real jewel, full of wildlife and birds and intriguing flora with the added bonus of very few visitors. I stayed at Asilia Africa's Roho Ya Selous and it could not have been better. As a solo traveler, I look for places which allow me to be on my own (for meals or individual safari vehicles) and Roho was very accommodating. I could do as I pleased.

Selous' geography, with its river, plains, and abundant flora was a completely different experience than the Serengeti. I saw many hippos, giraffes, lions, and baboons there, along with the always-charming impalas. You will see almost all the great predators (if luck is on your side!).

The Northern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater are fantastic to see; but if you are looking for a safari that does not resemble a drive-through 'zoo', with countless other vehicles surrounding a beautiful animal, Selous is worth visiting.

Mr. Algwaiz   –  
Saudi Arabia SA
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 7, 2019

Email Mr. Algwaiz  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
3/5

Selous had more animals than Mikumi National Park , and we saw the African wild dogs there.

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
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