The diversity in habitats makes the Selous Game Reserve a valuable arena for studying on-going ecological and biological processes. The variety in landscapes spans Miombo woodlands, open grasslands, riverine forests and swamps. Due to the sheer size of this reserve, there are limitless sites that will stay with you forever. Some highlights include the Rufiji River - the largest river in Tanzania, which flows through the reserve creating many different channels and lakes which form a central role throughout this amazing place.
Selous is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the North, covering 5% of Tanzania’ s land area. The Selous’ ecosystem as a whole is made up of a few conservation areas, namely Mikumi in the North and the Kilombero game controlled area in the West, covering in total over 90,000 sq km of pristine wilderness devoid of human influence.
The following itineraries can be used as they are, or alternatively they can be customised in any way you desire. Use these itineraries for inspirational ideas of what is possible within your Tanzania holiday experience, then make a no obligation enquiry allowing us to tailor-make your ultimate holiday journey.
CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO
In Tanzania, close to the equator - Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's highest freestanding mountain and also Africa's highest peak. Climbing it is a once in a lifetime experience.
In Tanzania, close to the equator - Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's highest freestanding mountain and also Africa's highest peak. A once in a lifetime experience.
Siwandu is situated within an open forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River, in one of the most photogenic areas of the Selous Game Reserve.
MIVUMO RIVER LODGE
On the banks of the Rufiji River, with views down to Stiegler's Gorge, Mivumo River Lodge has twelve air-conditioned thatch and timber chalets, each with a private viewing deck.