​User Reviews – Nyerere NP (Selous)

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Krzysztof Poręba   –  
Poland PL
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Feb 23, 2020

Email Krzysztof Poręba  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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The Selous Park is beautiful. And so many of our dibrtch memories from Tanzania. Afebxha was waiting for us by changing the number of employees in the contract. It was only after our intervention that she confessed to guilty and we received a compensation. The guide himself gave me that this job did not suit him and we were so tired with each other these few days.

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

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

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You can almost see the Big 5

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

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

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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!

arif   –  
India IN
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2016

Email arif  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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great destination .. different from northern circuit .. very diverse type of landscape .. lakes.. bushes .. grasslands .. crocodiles, hippos and some other animals not that abundant elsewhere are in abundance here .. lions are also sighted .. over all a nice place for a safari close to dar es salaam

Restless girl   –  
Croatia HR
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: May 10, 2016

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

One of the most amazing experiences of my life!
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Safari in Selous Game Reserve was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It's hard to find the words to describe the feeling of being close to a lion or watch a hundred zebras and impalas crossing your path. The guide (unfortunately I forgot his name) was simply amazing and very knowledgeable. I was surprised how much animals have we spotted in just three days of safari as Selous is one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Africa! Highly recommended to every nature and wildlife lover!

Kelly Marciano   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2016

Email Kelly Marciano

Dreamy Escape into the bush
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We participated in a three day safari at Selous, organized by Kanuth Adventure Safaris. Kanuth Staff picked up us from our hotel, they were kind, helpful, appreciative of our business and fair priced. The drive from the city to the park was beautiful and exciting, an adventure in itself. We stayed at Hippo Camp, which was a lovely camp, just outside the park gates. We stayed in a lovely tree house right on the rufiji river, it was much like "glamping". The park was extraordinary. It was remote and beautiful. It was rainy while we were there, but honestly the experience was so dreamy, it wasn't too upsetting. We chose Selous over the Northern circuit because we were looking for something a bit off the beaten track. We wanted to immerse ourselves in vastness of the land, away from "tourists". We knew there was a risk in doing so, as we heard the wildlife sightings were less of a guarantee at Selous. But we were very lucky. Our guide was wonderful. We spent all day driving around the park, seeing everything we could have hoped to see. The only other humans we saw were the two other jeeps we entered the park with, from our camp. It was truly lovely. I highly recommend this park. One thing I might say when booking a package-- we were sold a boat safari, jeep safari and "walking safari". The walking safari, was a bush walk that took place outside of the park. While it was lovely, we felt mislead. There were some travelers who received an actual walking safari inside the park. Just be sure to receive clarification on this. Other than that piece everything was a dream. Cheers.

Ann-Chatrine   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: Apr 23, 2015

Email Ann-Chatrine  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Interesting reserve to see if you have been to other traditional reserves.
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For us Selous Game Reserve had two major advantages compared to other more popular reserves: Less tourists and different landscape. Unfortunately we went there in january, so the animal life was a bit poor at that time. But that was okey, since we saw most of the animals we wanted to see, but not so many of each kind. For example, we saw three lions, not thirty.
The walking safari was very interesting, too, and we had a really good guide.

Juha Blomberg Visited: September 2011 Reviewed: Nov 18, 2012

Selous Game Reserve is a marvelous place to visit without masstourism hassle.
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I visited Selous Game Reserve at the end of September 2011. Selous is a wonderful safari place where you can almost on your own move around and see lots of wild animals. In our safaris we saw only few other vehicles in the area. Selous Wildlife Lodge is excellent place to stay. Service is luxury, food, "tents" and people. Location is a minor problem, you have to drive quite far to see the "big ones". We managed to see lots of lions, elephants, impalas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. I recommend Selous to all safarilovers. And if you are in a honeymoon... go to Selous Wildlife Lodge, they sure know how to make your honeymoon unforgettable.

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....

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.

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