Getting There – Selous GR
Most safaris to Selous are fly-in packages from Dar es Salaam. The entry point for most visitors to the country will be Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) just outside Dar es Salaam. In most cases, your tour operator will pick you up and handle all further arrangements.
Selous is often visited as a safari extension to a beach holiday on Zanzibar Island, or one of the beaches around Dar es Salaam. To accommodate this, there are daily scheduled flights from either departure point to both Selous and Ruaha. Flights from Arusha town, the base for the northern safari circuit, are also available. Coastal Aviation recently introduced scheduled flights between the Serengeti and Selous GR, connecting the northern and southern circuits without needing a stopover in Arusha.
Another option is to drive to Selous from Dar es Salaam on a road safari, but the trip is bumpy and uncomfortable and will take a full day. Time permitting, there is the option of a stopover at Mikumi National Park to break up the trip.
Please check Skyscanner or ,for multiple destination flights, check Expedia to see which airlines can take you to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), and what tickets would cost.
In most cases, charter flights are booked by your tour operator as part of your tour package. Scheduled flights to Selous can be booked with a domestic carrier:
Please check our Getting There – Tanzania page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.