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Named after the English explorer and author Frederick Courtney Selous, the Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected area uninhabited by man in the whole of Africa. The vegetation of the park varies from plains, rolling grasslands to rocky outcrops which are intersected by the Rufiji River. 

The Rufiji River is made up of a network of tributaries and lakes forming the life blood of this magnificent park.  Along the banks of the river you will find an abundance of game including large herds of elephants especially in the dry season which runs from June to November.  With the park being such a vast area it is the perfect home to around one third of the Wild Dogs in Africa.   

The park is well known for its walking safaris, boating safaris and of course safaris vehicle.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Southern Tanzania

Nights: 8 | from £4,330pp

Track thrilling African wildlife in solitude on a safari circuit for connoisseurs, visiting two of Tanzania’s most beautiful and game-rich parks – but... Find out more

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Tanzania Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 7 | from £5,995pp

Embark on an authentic Tanzanian safari adventure, with wildlife opportunities in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and stay in luxurious... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route

Nights: 8 | from £4,385pp

Ascend soaring Mount Kilimanjaro with more days to acclimatize and an excellent summit rate thanks to your A&K team, viewing highland montane, volcanic... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture

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Remote Western Tanzania: Mahale and Katavi

Nights: 8 | from £5,435pp

An off-the-beaten track safari which takes you to one of Tanzania’s most remote but wildlife-rich National Parks and on to Mahale for the privilege of... Find out more

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Safari & Wildlife

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Nights: 9 | from £4,979pp

A 9 night trip to climb and summit Kilimanjaro travelling up the Machame Route with an expert guide to assist along the way. Find out more

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Azura Selous

Located on the Great Ruaha River in the Selous Game Reserve, Azura Selous has an enviable location overlooking the rapids of the Great Ruaha River with... Find out more

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Beho Beho

In its privileged location, this is one of the most magical places it's possible to visit in East Africa. Set in the cooler highlands of the Selous Game... Find out more

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Kiba Point

Kiba Point is a very special lodge in the Selous, the sights and sounds of the river and the great variety of adventures to be had along its banks, the... Find out more

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Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers, positioned on a wide curve of the mighty Rufiji River, sits within the 50,000 square kilometre Selous Game Reserve. In this wilderness on... Find out more

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Siwandu

This luxury camp comprises of 13 tents raised onto wooden platforms, allowing panoramic views across the banks of Lake Nzerakera. Local fresh fruit, vegetables... Find out more

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The Retreat

Built in an area virtually untouched for centuries, the lodge has been constructed with thoughtful care and respect towards nature. Occupying a special... Find out more

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The Residence, Zanzibar

Tanzania

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Stay at The Residence on Zanzibar between now and the 6th January 2018 and receive a 35% discount if you book before the 31st March 2017. Minimum 3 night stay. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Fly to

Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)

Flying time

11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.

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