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Visitor Information

An entrance fee of $50 per person per 24 hours is levied. Internal roads often become impassable toward the end of the rainy season, and most camps close during April and May.

Getting There & Around

By Air -- Game drives and other activities are included in the standard rate offered by all Selous's camps, which means that the simplest and most popular option is to fly down from Dar es Salaam or elsewhere. The main flight operators are Coastal Aviation (www.coastal.cc) and Safari Air Link (www.safariaviation.info), both of which offer flights as charters or as part of all-inclusive packages.

By Car -- It is also possible to visit Selous on a road safari from Dar es Salaam, but it is a long, bumpy trip that consumes at least half a day in either direction, and there are few advantages to driving unless you also want to visit Kilwa and the south coast.

If you do drive, the most direct route is the 240km (149 miles) easterly road via Kibiti and Mloka to Mtemere Gate, which typically takes about 6 hours. However, if you are combining a Selous safari with other southern reserves such as Mikumi or Ruaha National Parks, then the best road for making these connections runs for 140km (87 miles) between the Morogoro town to Matembwe Gate via Mkuyuni and Kisaki. Recommended operators for road safaris are Kearsley's (www.kearsleys.com), Hippo Tours (www.hippotours.com), and Authentic Tanzania (www.authentictanzania.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.