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How to Get to Selous from Arusha

How to Get to Selous from Arusha

How to Get to Selous from Arusha


Selous forms part of the southern safari circuit of Tanzania, whereas Arusha is the gateway to the northern safari circuit of Tanzania. The Selous Game Reserve is a mighty reserve that’s been largely untamed and unaltered by man. If you’re looking for a place where you can be surrounded solely by nature, then the Selous Game Reserve is your place to go! Here are a few reasons why you should visit the Selous Game Reserve:


  • It’s a lot less visited than its more famous northern counterparts, which means you’ll have the place to yourself and you’ll get a lot of privacy and peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the northern circuit. It gives you a peaceful escape away from the polluted and noisy towns and cities. Let this be your pollution detox!


  • It has a pretty concentrated population of lions and giraffes! It’s easy to spot these wildlife creatures, along with many more, here in the Selous Game Reserve. Other animals that can easily be spotted include zebras, wildebeests, impalas as well as diverse species of birds!


  • You can enjoy fishing and boating at the Rufiji River over here. The northern circuit is relatively water-deprived, so this is a big plus of the southern circuit!


Arusha forms the gateway to the northern safari circuit of Tanzania. Often, after tourists are done with the northern circuit, they wish to visit the southern circuit as well. Here’s how you can get to Selous from Arusha:


  • Fly from Arusha to Selous

Direct flights from Arusha to Selous are now available. However, some flights have a stop and go in Dar Es Salaam too. The total flight time is approximately 4 hours. The exact distance and time vary depending on which landing strip you choose. There are many landing strips in Selous that you can choose from, depending on where you’re planning to stay. The landing strips include Beho Beho, Kiba, Matambwe, Mtemere, Siwandu, Stieglers and Sumbazi.


  • Drive from Arusha to Selous

This mode of traveling isn’t recommended because it can take you about a day to get from Arusha to Selous! Driving will only waste your valuable time which you can otherwise spend exploring the Game Reserve. The total distance you will have to cover by car is over 1000 km! The ride can get pretty uncomfortable and bumpy as well, especially as you approach the Game Reserve.


So, what are you waiting for? Book your flight to Selous now and enjoy wandering in the unaltered beautiful Selous Game Reserve!

For more details, you can also check out the Expert Guide on Selous Game Reserve Tanzania!


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