Selous Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Arusha Town

Visit the incredible Selous Game Reserve – the closest game reserve to magnificent Kigoma Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Kigoma Town hotel included, this day trip provides a worry-free experience so all you have to do is get excited for your exploration of the private, malaria-free reserve. Take an unforgettable game drive through the park, watching out for famous Big Five animals, as well as endangered species like the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle.

Tour Highlights

  • Safari day trip to Selous Game Reserve from Kigoma Town.
  • Spot Tanzania’s Big Five animals on a game drive around this malaria-free private reserve.
  • Watch out for endangered species like snow leopards and Wild Dogs.
  • Lean about the reserve’s wild animals and birdlife from your game ranger guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Leave the bright lights of Kigoma Town behind and set off to the Selous Game Reserve by air-conditioned coach. After a journey of roughly two hours, you’ll arrive at this incredible, malaria-free game reserve in the heart of Tanzania’s southern Circuit.

On arrival, meet your game ranger guide and embark on an Open vehicle game drive around the park.

Watch out for Africa’s famous Big Five — African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos – while touring the park, and learn from your guide how the phrase ‘Big Five’ came to be coined. Plus, look for hippos, giraffes.

After your Game Drive you will return for lunch (included).

Selous Game Reserve is well known for its large natural wetland, and so the bird-watching opportunities here are plentiful. Home to more than 3000 different species of bird, the park is actually supports enormous numbers of wild animals. Keep your eyes open as you explore the park and you might be lucky enough to see one!

After 2 and half hours of touring the park on your game drive, meet your host for the journey back to Kigoma Town, arriving in the late afternoon.



  • Lunch.
  • Game Drive.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off.
  • Professional guide.


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.

Recent Reviews of this Tour

  • A very good tour, on arrival we were met with a glass of Champagne and a lovely big breakfast, on our tour drive we saw Hippo’s, Rhino’s, elephants, lions and Giraffe’s as well as ostrich, Gnu, eland and springbok, halfway through the tour in a cool area the tour company had set up a table with ice cold soft drinks and champagne a very civilized idea, when the sightings were over we went back to the main building for a delightful lunch, I would thoroughly recommend this tour
  • Very wonderful tour, despite the distance to get there. Saw the Big Five and was very much worth the effort. Tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable.