User Reviews – Nyerere NP (Selous)

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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.

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

mrdiggler   –  
Germany DE
Visited: June 2011 Reviewed: Jul 15, 2011

Email mrdiggler  |  20-35 years of age

Completely different to the northern parks of Tanzania
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Selous isnt a National Park like the famous Serengeti with all the almost tame animals, therefore its kind of boring or even un-expected in the beginning when you see shy Zebras or Giraffes running away from Safari visitiors even when they are fare away (like 100m and more). But then, you'll end up with a more natural feeling - it's interesting to see big groups of Giraffes running scared ... but the thing I liked at most was that in the Selous you can stop the car, get out, have a walk, picnic or whatever. The drivers go whereever the car is able to go through the bush - and that makes the experience, because you're much closer to animals like Elephants or even the Wild Dogs. In general its not really touristy, so everything feels more like an expected bush adventure. Ah, and for me the flight in small plane was an "adventure" as well. So i'll recommend the Selous (afterwards) in combination with e.g. the Serengeti.

Schaapmans   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2009 Reviewed: Jul 5, 2011

Email Schaapmans  |  35-50 years of age

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Selous is awesome. You can drive off the road. During a safari day you bump into all vehicles in Selous. That is about 10 4x4's. Make sure you have an awesome driver / guide / tracker. We had the best, tracking down leopard trails as he drove. Few vast plains, more shrub and dense (and dry) vegetation and some lakes. Wildlife is not so much habituated to humans as in other parks. Selous makes Ngorongoro your local European drive through safari zoo. You really track down animals for a true bush vibe and wildlife experience. Unique wildlife as well: wild dogs. Lucky enough to see a rare event in Selous: a leopard with young walking around closeby. Less wildlife density you will observer, but compensated by the awesome experience and unique events.

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

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Selous had more animals than Mikumi National Park , and we saw the African wild dogs there.   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: December 2011 Reviewed: May 3, 2015

65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Larger than anything. Wildlife is usually har to find and weather can be tricky, really hot and humid. But this place is for the turists who want to meet the real wild Africa. I´m really glad to have been there before it gets too crowded like the other parks.

Mieke Verschueren, Belgium   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: November 2014 Reviewed: Apr 20, 2015

Email Mieke Verschueren, Belgium  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Because we were before in Serengenti, we had seen there everything, so Selous was for us rather poor

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

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

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not much to see...

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