Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Selous Game Reserve, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Based on the climate and weather in Selous Game Reserve, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Selous Game Reserve, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania by month

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January

January is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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February

In February, Selous Game Reserve is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Selous Game Reserve, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is very windy.

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March

March in Selous Game Reserve is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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April

If you go to Selous Game Reserve in April, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

If you visit Selous Game Reserve during May, you are likely to see that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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June

If you visit Selous Game Reserve during June, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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July

Traveling to Selous Game Reserve in July, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Selous Game Reserve in August, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September here is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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October

October is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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November

If you go to Selous Game Reserve in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

December in Selous Game Reserve is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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