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Selous Game Reserve

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Address: Morogoro, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 765 634 687
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Great reserve to visit

Our visit to this game reserve was arranged by Waterbucks Safaris in Dar Es Salaam. This is a fantastic game reserve to go to. Being a reserve rather than a National Park there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richard J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to this game reserve was arranged by Waterbucks Safaris in Dar Es Salaam. This is a fantastic game reserve to go to. Being a reserve rather than a National Park there are not the same restrictions in place and you can get up real close to the wildlife. We saw everything apart from leopard and rhino. During the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Selous was highly recommended to us by our agency, Nyasi Adventure, who are local experts and know the southern parks and their occupants intimately. Selous has many large lakes so it was quite different from Ruaha National Park and Serengeti. What was so special was the quietness. We travelled around for hours without seeing anyone but lots of animals and... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed at Rufiji River Camp for 4 days in June 2015 (see my separate review dated 15 Sept 2015). We had an amazing multi-activity safari experience with our Masai guide, Meteli, who was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife that we saw from jeep drives and boat trips on the Rufiji River. We saw hippos, crocs plus a huge variety... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We came here with the tour operator Authentic Tanzania which picked us up in Dar. The driver (Robert) was very nice, friendly and he spoke perfectly english and italian. After checking in at our camp (Selous Mbenga Camp - I highly recommend it) we went for a boat safari where we saw small crocodiles, a lot of colored birds, a... More 

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Lunteren, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

After a wonderful stay in Ruaha NP, my husband and I decided to visit Selous Nature Reserve on our self-drive trip beginning of July. This huge reserve consists of magnificent landscapes, beautiful lakes and swamps, but facilities and service are very poor, especially considering the exceptionally high park fees. When we arrived there after a long and uncomfortable journey along... More 

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Thank Wuit B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Lovely place to see a variety of animals in their normal setting. The park is large and has quite a number of animal species.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

You can fly here, but we went by road -the last part before entry to the park can be quite sandy. All the animals are there (though did not see rhinos - but did see a family of lions -snoozing with legs in the air after a kill! Hippos are plentiful and great to watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. A must visit. The exerience was amazing. We also stayed at the luxury camps. It was something i never thought i would enjoy that much. Truely it was luxury in the bush

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Thank Shaymaa B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Part of a trip arranged by Audley Travel. Travel by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam (only 45 minutes). Very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff. Good facilities, with plunge pools for some of the rooms which have a view over the river. Good local food. Safaris very interesting (car, river and walking) and enjoyable - well-informed guides (I must mention... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Very good game safari! Unique, with a very green landscape and a river, Selous provide options for boat, drive and/or walking safari. By boat, you can see many, many birds and, of course, hippos. By car, you can have the whole safari experience. A part of the rhinos, almost all gone due to the poaching, you can see all the... More 

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