Our staff are second to none, many of them have been with us for over 20 years and this longevity, skills development and passion is seen consistently through our TripAdvisor reviews which are brimming over with incredible comments from our guests. We are so proud to have such a strong, loyal brigade of hard working, fun-loving staff and we try to encourage them to improve their skills with frequent in-camp training.
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Selous Safari Company is privileged to be highlighted in the Tanzanian press, as a company doing their upmost to dispose of their waste efficiently, reducing our environmental impact and helping preserve Tanzania's gorgeous habitats.
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WILD ABOUT DOGS by Louise Hoole

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“I’ve seen zebras crossing the Grumeti; I’ve seen hyenas bring down a baby elephant; I’ve seen a croc take a lion cub. But I’ve never seen the wildest of all the wild creatures, those damned elusive wild dogs.” I nod my head mechanically at the man talking next to me on the four-seated Cessna, but say nothing. We are flying over southern Tanzania and the small plane is making terrifying plunges through the turbulent sky. “They used to live everywhere,” he continues, undeterred by my silence, “all over this land, half a million they say south of the Sahara in packs of up to 100 dogs. Today there are only 6,600 left, and most of those in relict population. This,” he gestures to the vast woodlands below us, “is probably the best wild dog country left in Africa.”
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Haven't booked a summer holiday yet? Are you a groom who has forgotten to book the honeymoon? Or are you just wanting to get away from it all and visit a different country, culture, landscape? Then contact your tour operator today and ask about our incredible last minute rates which are bookable 30 days before travel and can save you up to an INCREDIBLE 70%!
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Excellence for ALL

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Just before we opened the camps this week we were thrilled to receive notification from TripAdvisor that all three properties within our portfolio had been awarded Certificates of Excellence - what a way to start a season!
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"There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you have drunk half a bottle of champagne - bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive" ~ Karen Blixen
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Target Practice

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Jan 25, 2017
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Following on from our recent FGASA Level 1 glory - I just wanted to keep you up to date on how our training is progressing this season. Brian Bode is back with us at Siwandu and been focussing on getting our new Head Guide, Mohammed and also our two new guides, Apollo & Enoch settled in with their new roles.
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Through our love of delicious food, eye for detail, stunning décor and consistent service, Selous Safari Company have always prioritised the wildlife experience above all else. In 1988, Charles Dobie set out to venture into virgin landscapes and seek the purest safari adventure – he found it in Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. On foot, by boat or in open sided 4WD vehicles, guests through the decades have experienced the best Southern Tanzania offers and now the experience has just got better!
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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.
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Yesterday in a presentation at The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism renowned Ivory Room - Charles Dobie proudly passed over cheques totalling 42,500,000 Tsh ($26,563) to Mr Benson Kibonde, the Manager of Selous Game Reserve. (The above photo is press in Mwananchi, a Tanzanian paper)
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Peace for the Elephants

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Jan 25, 2017
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The recent statistics say that within 7 years the elephant will be extinct; no more will these gorgeous beasts roam the savannahs of Africa and those iconic photographs and experiences will be resigned to history. When our children ask about Dumbo and Colonel Hathi we will have to tell them of these magnificent animals which we watched get slaughtered to make bracelets and trinkets.
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Textbooks for Schools Project

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Jan 25, 2017
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“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.” Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General
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Lovely Bush Video

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Jan 25, 2017
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At Selous Safari Company we get so many gorgeous guests who arrive and instantly become family. As Marketing Manager I get the pure delight to read the reviews, feedback and receive countless photos and videos from both satisfiued agents and very happy guests, who we hope to join us again soon.
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The decks have been swept and waxed, the sheets have been tucked in, the glassware has been polished and the food is being prepared for your arrival! We are delighted to announce the opening of the 2014/15 season and looking forward to hosting our guests from Sunday 1st June!
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We have great delight in announcing that Selous Safari Company camps have topped the bill again! TripAdvisor is a wonderful tool for past, present and future guests and to be recognised for our excellence in our regions by our fellow travellers is an accolade we strive
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