Things to do near Selous Mapumziko Lodge
Activities in the Selous Wildlife Reserve: The Selous Game Reserve is the biggest protected game reserve in Africa and is situated in southern Tanzania. It has a total size of 54,600 square kilometers and is a component of the southern Tanzania safari circuit. The Selous wildlife reserve was founded in 1922 and was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. It is named Selous in honor of Fredrick Selous Courtney, a famous hunter and adventurer.
The Selous game reserve is a fun place to visit, and due to the variety of activities available there, be prepared to be entertained and have a wonderful experience. Activities available there include
Boat Riding Safari
We provide afternoon boat outings and all-day boat safaris as our two different types of boat safaris departing from camp.
Usually departing at 3 p.m. and returning at 6 p.m., the afternoon boat cruise. If you have an afternoon to spare and would want to take in the stunning beauty of the Rufiji River with its numerous hippos, crocodiles, and magnificent birdlife, this excursion is excellent. There is nothing quite like the tranquility of the river as the sun sets. The sunset may also be breathtaking from a boat. The Selous is one of the few game reserves in Africa where you can observe game from the water, and you have a far better chance of seeing a larger diversity of wildlife inside the Reserve than outside. This makes our full-day boat safari a really special experience. Entry fees are required because the boat safari takes place within the Game Reserve.
Unless a private tour is booked, passengers typically share the boats. Please get in contact with us if you’d like to discuss ideas since we like to personalize our activities to your needs.
The largest river in Tanzania, the Rufiji, drains the majority of the south of the nation and is navigable for around 100 kilometers. It is created by the confluence of the Kilombero and Luwegu rivers.
Safari Game Drives
A Selous safari provides an excellent opportunity to see vast herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as thriving populations of hippo, giraffe, and sable antelope.
The enormous Rufiji River, which forms a network of interconnecting lakes and palm-fringed channels, is the distinguishing feature of the Selous Game Reserve, which is a phenomenally wild and magnificent place. Wildlife abounds in the river:
The dry season, which lasts from June to October, is the ideal time to visit the Selous because animals gathers near constant water. We advise combining a Selous safari with a stay in Ruaha or Katavi—the other savannah parks in South Central Tanzania equally as wild as Selous—as this fly-in destination is rarely seen in isolation.
Bush Walking Safaris
In Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, a walking safari doesn’t necessarily have to be strenuous. In actuality, the best safaris include just as much walking and silent contemplation. Discover hidden watering holes by creeping stealthily along routes trod by the feet of huge animals. Watch as elephant families frolic and wallow completely unaware of your presence.
Sleep under the stars in a basic camp at night while taking in the sounds of passing elephants and hyenas. The basic camp is only one component of this experience, but because it is portable and light, it is the thing that enables you to walk about the Selous Game Reserve for a few days or more without having to go back to your base.