Selous game drive is one of the most amazing things to do in Selous Game Reserve now Nyerere National Park. A game drive in Selous Game Reserve is one of the most fascinating activities in the wilderness, taking you through some of the most raw and beautiful rest of Selous Game Reserve. Selous Game Reserve, now known as Nyerere National Park, is a vast expanse of land, about 54,600 square kilometers of space, teeming with abundant wildlife and some fo the most picturesque safari landscapes in Tanzania! All this vast expanse is open and available for wild game viewing, in so many ways that most opt for a Selous game drive.
Selous Game Reserve is located in the southern Tanzania circuit, the second most visited and sought after Tanzania safari circuit after the northern safari circuit of Tanzania which has some of the most sought after Tanzania national parks of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area among others. Selous Game Reserve or Nyerere National Park is also one of the oldest protected Tanzania national parks, having been established in 1922. Selous Game Reserve is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 1982.
Given the vastness of Selous game Reserve, a game drive in Selous is definitely one of the best ways to explore the vast wilderness of the park. Selous game Reserve, or Nyerere National park, is by far the best Tanzania safari destination for especially exclusive or near-exclusive game safaris in Tanzania, away from the crowds of the northern Tanzania circuit Tanzania national parks including Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.
A Selous game drive can be done early morning, evening, or even full day depending on one’s preference, and is available all throughout the year. The early morning and evening game drives in Selous Game Reserve are by far the best for travelers looking to spot out more wildlife before the sun is overly out or is almost subsiding. Travelers who take on a full day game drive in Selous Game Reserve have more time in the wilderness, covering more ground and thus seeing a whole lot more! Full day game drives also allow travelers time to enjoy picnic lunches in the wilderness, especially while overlooking the beautiful Rufiji River watching the animals come for an afternoon dip or drink, what a wonderful sight to behold while on a full day gme drive in Selous Game Reserve.
With such vastness of the Selous game Reserve, a Selous game drive is not the only activity possible and available in the park. There are a number of other activities in Nyerere National Park that travelers can enjoy while on a Tanzania safari tour in Nyerere National park, including among others bird watching, boat safari, walking safari among others.
Guided Walking Safari
What better way to explore this savannah park but by foot! A walking safari in Selous Game Reserve has you following animal prints in the company of armed park officials or lodge guards, coming up close with wildlife and nature! Enjoy the beauty, and amazing sun views as it follows west. Guided walking safaris in Selous Game Reserve take about 2-3 hours seeing a variety of wildlife in Selous including zebras, giraffes, elephants, and so much more!
A boat safari on Rufiji River has you enjoying sailing whilst enjoying views of wildlife at the river banks. Apart from the Rufiji River, boat safaris in Selous Game Reserve can also be done on Lake Tagalala, Lake Mzizimia, Lake Siwandu, Lake Manze and Lake Nzelekela, all of which have amazing views at the shores. Aquatic animals in Selous like hippos can be seen. Watch elephant herds taking a drink!
Apart from Selous game drives, other activities in Selous Game Reserve include bird watching. Bird watching in Selous Game Reserve is possible and very rewarding given over 440 bird species are recorded to inhabit the park. Bird watching can be done all throughout the year with the months of November through May being the most rewarding. Some of the birds to look out for while on a bird watching experience in Selous Game Reserve include the Brown-breasted Barbet, Boehm’s Bee-eater, African Skimmers, among so many others.
Other activities in Selous game Reserve also include sport fishing and cultural tours.
Best time for a Selous game Drive
Game drives in Selous Game Reserve can be dome throughout the year. The best time to visit Selous Game Reserve for game drives is however during the dry season where many animals are seen converging in the available water points looking for a drink or dip.
A Selous game drive is an amazing Tanzania safari activity to include on your Tanzania safari package in Selous Game Reserve for a chance to spot some of the most sought after animals including the big 5 animals, as well as the critically endangered wild dogs, zebras, giraffes and so many others.
A Selous Game Reserve safari is one of the best Tanzania safaris to book for your Tanzania safari 2023 and 2024 for a chance to enjoy the park away from the crowds. Travelers looking to have quiet and private Tanzania safaris, honeymoon Tanzania safaris could best opt for a Selous game reserve safari. Get in touch for an incredibly affordable and well curated Selous Game Reserve safari for you.