How to Get to Selous Game Reserve

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The Selous is becoming more popular with discerning safari goers because it offers excellent game viewing within varied landscapes and is not as busy as the famous northern National Parks.

When you are planning a trip to the Selous Game Reserve, there are three main ways to get to the reserve. You can head to the reserve by flight, road, and by train.

How to Take a Safari on the Road

There are many ways to get to the Selous Game Ranch. One of the best ways is heading on a road trip from Dar Es Salaam that will be the normal way that you would head to the Mikumi National Park and that is by going into the Matambwe gate. It is an amazing experience as you are going to have the chance to view the town of Morogoro against the backdrop of the Ulugulu mountains.  It is an incredibly beautiful experience in the morning. It is one of those locations that you can see the way that people go about their daily lives in the rural areas of Tanzania. In these locations, you will see that there is a quality of life that is taken away from more touristy areas of the country. This is also an incredible place to allow you to see many international brand names in soft drinks and other kinds of food. If you had a market day, you would have the opportunity to take in an amazing experience from heading into the Selous with the driving in the pathways and through the mountains.

As you drive, there is an incredible overlook as well that will allow you to see the beauty of the village it is a place that thrives and pulses with the authenticity of the country. There is a road as well that is from Morogoro that will lead you to the contours of the Sable Mountain lodge with the mountains in the background. When you take the access road from Dar es Salaam, there is an incredible trip to be enjoyed and to ensure that there are gorgeous views of the countryside as well as of the hills. This is another route that goes to the Selous through the city of Morogoro. There is also a narrow pathway that will allow you to see some of the best game as you are entering the city.

A Trip by Train to the Selous

There is no end to the adventure that you can experience on your way to the Selous. One of the best ways to head in is on the rail of the TAZARA which is the Tanzania Zambia Railway. This is a rail that starts in Dar es Salaam and that will have many routes and there is a stop in Matambwe. When you are on this journey, you will enjoy the beauty of the bush. In addition to that, there is a four to five-hour tour, that allows you to see incredible views of the country and the landscape. It is one of the best ways to head into the Selous.

How to Get There by Air

This is one of the best ways to get to the Selous as well. There are many different flights that head from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Zanzibar. The Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is used as an entry point for the country. This is a great addition to a holiday that is happening on the beach and ensures that it is a quick and easy way to get you to the Selous. Although it is the most expensive, it is also the easiest and by a long way the quickest way to get you to Selous. It is the largest Game reserve in Africa  and is part of the Southern Safari Circuit of Tanzania.

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