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Selous Game Reserve

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Address: Morogoro, Tanzania
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+255 765 634 687
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My wife and I have been to several reserves and this one had a good variety of birds and mammals. No, we did not see any big cats or some of the other animals that are sought... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to several reserves and this one had a good variety of birds and mammals. No, we did not see any big cats or some of the other animals that are sought after but we did have the good fortune to see an herd of elephants that was in the midst of ejecting an adolescent... More 

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Morogoro Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It's wounderfull, amazing, you can See all Games. The best Place outside of the Park is the River Lodge Neal to the Eastgate. The best Place inside the Park is, camping. It is an amazing experience if you would like to have a nature feeling, you have to do this!

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Thank rweber_311376
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went for one full day and one half day safari at Selous. Visiting Mikumi after, I can say that Selous is a lot more interesting. With a good guide/driver, you can find lots of cool animals. You are guaranteed to see lots of giraffes, impalas and hippos. We were really lucky to find a family of lions who had... More 

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Thank Motionocean S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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Thank Richard J
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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Thank Rosie L
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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Thank trickytw
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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
Minnesota
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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 11 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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