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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In this part of the world we don’t really talk about seasons. Instead of distinct Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn seasonality, game viewing in the south of Tanzania revolves around rainfall.
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Snakes are often not high up on our guest’ list of animals they would like to encounter on safari. The reality is snakes are often misunderstood and therefore unappreciated. Unfortunately many snake species have become threatened and while snakes may not be the most popular reptile in the world, have you ever wondered why they play a critical role in the ecosystem?
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A brand new safari season has arrived and we are thrilled to announce our bush camps Siwandu and Jongomero are open. After the long rains in Tanzania, the bush looks spectacularly lush and green. Our lakes and rivers are filled to the brim, the wildlife are all looking well-fed and healthy.
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