Boat Safari in Selous Game Reserve. Selous Game Reserve is located in the southeast of Tanzania. It is a remote and less visited game reserve. Selous Game reserve is the largest protected wildlife reserve in Africa covering 5% of Tanzania’s total area. The park is home to diverse habitats ranging from miombo woodlands, riverine swamps, open wooded grassland, hills and open plains offering safe habitats to wildlife.
What to see and do in Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve is home to roaming elephant populations, the area’s famous wild dogs, and some of the last black rhino left in the region. Other wild animals include cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus, buffalo, crocodiles and white rhinoceros. Selous Game reserve is home to over 350 bird species. These can be spotted during the wet season.
Crocodiles and Hippos at the Rufigi River Delta
The Rufigi River Delta is Selous Game Reserve is one of the great attractions in the reserve. It is the largest water catchment locations in the region home to plethora of varied water and bird life. Rufigi River Delta connects the Great Ruah River with the Rufigi river empting out into the Indian Ocean along the Tanzania coast. On the banks of the Rufigi River it s one of the best place to see crocodiles in Tanzania, hippos can as well be seen in the mud with their mouths wide open.
Where to stay in Selous Game Reserve
Lodge options to stay in during Boat safari in Selous Game Reserve range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Selous Game Reserve include Sable Mountain Lodge, Selous Kinga Lodge, Selous Great Water Lodge, Selous Wilderness Camp, Selous Luxury Camp, Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp and Mivumo River Lodge among others.
How to get to Selous Game Reserve
By road: It takes 6 to 8 hours drive from Dar es Salaam via Kibiti to Mloka and the selous mbega main Camp on the Rufigi River.
By Air: Due to its remote location it is most easily accessible only by small aircraft. There are daily scheduled flights from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar Island to the Selous Game Reserve through the Mbega airstrip.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
What is the best time for a Boat Safari in Selous Game Reserve?
Boat Safari in Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Boat Safari in Selous Game Reserve?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Boat Safari in Selous Game Reserve.