When Charles Dobie began Selous Safari Company, he wanted to not only go into virgin, remote, stunning locations and open them up to new eyes but he also wanted strived to encourage "good tourism" - tourism which not only partnered conservation but also strived to be ecologically friendly, to ensure our footprint on the ground was negligible.  Our camps have been built with these things in mind and are sympathetic to the environment we have the privilege to inhabit.

In our camps we filter our own water, rather than importing vast amounts of plastic bottles; we use solar power to heat our water and provide electricity; we protect the environments we are in, whether that is Ras Kutani's coastal forest or supporting anti-poaching in our parks; we hire and buy as locally as possible and we are always on the look out for more environmentally friendly initiatives to better our product.  For all our sustainable initiatives please look at our Charities & Conservation page. 

Our efforts have been rewarded recently with our camps being one of the first to be certified by theResponsible Tourism Tanzania association, which offers voluntary membership to those who believe in a sustainable approach to tourism in Tanzania.  We are absolutely delighted to be recognised for our work in this area and we promise to continually improve our sustainable policies.  Our guests can travel with us knowing that not only are they receiving the best standard of service and experiences but also they are not impacting on these wonderful landscapes.

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Over the past 30 years of operating safari camps in Tanzania’s untouched south, we’ve built up a rich library of camp-fire stories. A story we’re very fond of is the incredible tale of Siwandu’s Three Musketeers and their journey with the Selous Safari Company.
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Siwandu is like a duck; guests (mostly!) see an effortless operation. Good food, cold beer, clever guides and a pristine tent. But underneath the surface we paddle hard...
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Teaching old bush-guides new tricks and new guides old bush-tricks is the job of Brain Bode, our guide training extraordinaire. After a few classroom sessions covering the very exciting subjects of “grasses, sedges & weeds” Brian decided to take the guides out for some fresh-air…
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