Selous Game Reserve is renowned as the biggest wildlife reserve in Africa with a big range of diverse ecosystems. The game reserve specs a big range of wildlife species including the "Big Five" animals, rare black rhino and wild dogs. There are different lakes in the Selous Game Reserve which attracts a big range of animals including crocodiles, Hippos, and Fish Eagle. There are several activities to enjoy in Selous such as game drives, boat safari, and walking safaris.
Selous also boasts over 350 species of bird. Walking is allowed. Selous is one of the most exclusive areas in Tanzania. Its place and size afford privacy and seclusion from the masses of visitors linked with the more famous parks such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Some of the region is accentuated by the Rufuji river system which flows via its centre making effecting communication impossible.
One may pick to take a road trip from Dar es Salaam that involves taking general circuit route which would involve a trip to the Mukumi National Park heading through and go into the Selous - matambwe gate. The dry season is the excellent time for game viewing, while rainy season offers sufficient bird watching opportunities.
There are few Zanzibar to Selous - Matambwe direct flights route each week with flights accessible on this route from both Coastal Aviation and Zan Air. Flying time is around two hours and thirty minutes in order to cover the 210-kilometer distance.
Selous Mtemere Airport is the famous airport, and its IATA code SE4, is a local airport placed in the Selous region. This landing strip is one of the many airstrips servicing the Seolous game reserve area. The Mtemere Airstrip is extremely loosely defined as an Airport as it is a rather informal setup as in the case with many airstrips in game reserve.
Zan Air, Safair Air link, Coastal Aviation and Auric Air offer cheap flights from Zanzibar to Selous Matambwe.
Reaching Selous Game Reserve is simple as there are Matambwe flights from Zanzibar. You need to board the airport from Stone Town you will be taken to the Mteemere air strip in Selous. After six hours safari you will be brought back to Zanzibar in the evening. 210-kilometer is distance between Selous and Zanzibar.