History

Nearly 30 years ago, Selous Safari Company was one of the pioneering safari companies on Tanzania’s southern circuit – discovering virgin, remote wildernesses, untouched and unseen.  Through the passion and determination of Charles Dobie, who founded the company in 1988 and is still at the helm today, these phenomenal landscapes were opened up to new eyes.

With sensitive detail and thought, the camps were carefully crafted to compliment their surroundings and deliver the ultimate safari experience combining both bush and beach locations to create the perfect African itinerary.

We pride ourselves on our unquestionable reputation, which has been founded on decades of delivering exceptional, consistent service and guiding with bespoke experiential travel and moments that take your breath away.  This combination keeps our guests returning to our camps again and again.

Commenting on the history, Charles, a passionate conservationist says, “When I moved to Tanzania in 1985, I could not have foreseen the amazing journey we would go on. Over the years the team has surmounted all Mother Nature had to offer from floods and tornados to lightning strikes and fires, but the trials have been outdone by the sheer joy of creating a sustainable enterprise that has played host to many thousands of travellers, from honeymooners to seasoned wildlife experts and first timers to royalty. Above all, Selous Safari Company has been made great by the superb team that work with us, from camp managers to butlers, through to guides and chefs, each and everyone goes the extra mile for our guests.”

Selous Safari Company Vision

We at Selous Safari Company provide personal, long lasting and value for money travel opportunities, highlighting the remote wilderness areas of Southern Tanzania.

Ensuring the involvement of the local communities in our employ, we provide authentic and professional fly in experiences that go beyond the physical product, evoking all senses and highlight the human element which exists in our people.

Quiet, intimate and unobtrusive, this is where to come to get away.

Well established, unspoilt and unique, the journeys will leave a sense of how it used to be; excellent, empathetic service in the lesser developed but stunningly located hideaways that leave one inspired, educated and enriched.

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