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Selous Game Reserve / Daytrip

Visit Selous Game Reserve from Zanzibar by plane as a daytrip to fully enjoy your time in Tanzania and round up your trip with an authentic safari experience

Selous Game Reserve / Daytrip vacation with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

Selous Game Reserve / Daytrip with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

The Selous (Nyerere) Game Reserve is among the largest protected areas in Africa and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. It harbors one of the most significant concentrations of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe, hippos, lions, and crocodile, among many other species.

The reserve also has an exceptionally high variety of habitats including Miombo woodlands, open grasslands, riverine forests and swamps, making it a valuable laboratory for on-going ecological and biological processes. Take part in an exciting boat safari and enjoy memorable adventures on half day game drives in the Park.

Group Size Price per person per day
1 person USD 600/person
2 person USD 550/person
3 person USD 500 /person
4 person USD 450 /person
5 person USD 420 /person
6 person USD 400 /person
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  • Park fees

  • All activities

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All land transportation

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Meals

  • Drinking water (On all days)

  • International flights (From/to home)

  • optional flight from Zanzibar or Daressalaam

  • Accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees


Morning depart from Zanzibar by plane to Selous Game Reserve. The journey to Selous will take 1.5 hours. On your arrival you will be met by our guide and start your safari along the mighty Great Rufiji River. You will have a full day safari before heading back to the airstrip to take your return flight to Zanzibar at around 5pm.

Selous Game Reserve

At around 52,000 km², the Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa and the second largest in the world. Together with the adjacent Mikumi National Park and Udzungwa National Park, the Selous Game Reserve forms a vast ecosystem twice the size of Switzerland. The area was declared part of the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1982. Due to the location and the terrain that is difficult to access, an authentic safari atmosphere has been preserved here, so that you can enjoy the wildlife far away from the large tourist streams.

In addition to lions, giraffes, zebras, baboons, impalas and some rhinos, the Selous Game Reserve is home to the largest elephant population in all of Tanzania (about 66,000 animals).

The main artery of the park is the mighty Rufiji River, which meanders its way through the landscape up to 100 m wide and serves as a habitat for many crocodiles and hippos. The rest of the animal world also prefers to stay on the shady and damp river banks during the dry season. The oldest baobab tree discovered so far has been dated to be 2,600 years old.

The range of activities in the Selous Game Reserve ranges from jeep and hiking safaris (with a ranger) in the north of the park along the Rufiji River to trips to the waterfalls of the Stiegler Gorge.

Activities in Selous Game Reserve

  • Boat Safari at Selous Game Reserve
  • Walking safari at Selous Game Reserve

*All meals during safari

Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.
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