User Reviews – Selous GR
Email Beatrice Svanström | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Everything was great, the staff was wonderful, lovely nature and we saw animals all the time!
Email Mark | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
not much to see...
Email Jaume | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
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.
Email Tor Arne Fallingen | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
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.
Email KrisNM | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Wild and wonderful
This was the first park of our multi-day safari tour in southern Tanzania, and we enjoyed it tremendously. The first day we were treated to a boat tour near our accommodations at the Selous River Lodge, and we were able to see a great variety of birds (kingfishers, weavers, bee-eaters) as well as crocodiles (baby and adult) and hippos. At night, we could hear hippos grunting from our hut, and we saw at least two kinds of monkeys in the trees outside the hut. During the two days of driving in the reserve, we saw giraffes, buffalo, many birds, warthogs, impalas, water bucks, hippos, and so much more. We enjoyed some breakfast and lunch with our wonderful driver at relaxing spots in the park, and over the course of two days we saw very few people. It was just as wild and wonderful as we had dreamed, and we would go back in a heartbeat.
Email Ciril | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Andrey Lopatinskiy | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Selious is big wild territory with wild roads, is more naturally, more real as I like.
Email Simon Betterton | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great birds and hippos on the Rufiji River, a highly entertaining and informative safari walk with Ndidi, and so many lovely animals in the Reserve. A great start to our trip, only surpassed by Mikumi.
Email Michele | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing wildlife in a lush waterworld
The Selous Game Reserve is a vast wilderness conservation area just South of Dar Es Salaam. The 30-minutes flights that leaves Dar for the park is managed by Coastal Aviation, one of the best airlines in the whole continent.
We stayed at Lake Manze lodge, managed by Essential Destinations and our stay was just perfect. The food was incredibly creative and never boring (especially considering the remoteness of the location), the management was extremely professional in making our stay memorable and keep us busy for the 2.5 days that we spent over there. The lodge organizes both jeep safaris as well as short but interesting walking safaris, fishing trips and, what is probably the most delightful experience of all, a boat safari on the lake at sunrise or sunset. Our guides were funny, professional, experienced and they too contributed in making our trip one to remember.
Email Winfried | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
amazing experience for a short trip. communication was good and our Driver/guider was friendly and very knowledgeable. we saw many animals lions, elephants, girraffes et-cetera. Our experience was good and plan to come back next year.