In the trenches...
The only way to get around the reserve is with a good, strong, 4x4 vehicle. The roads are in terrible state, especially after several days of rain. Fortunately, the local drivers can deal with most of the problems. Even if the ride sometimes feels lile a ride in a rollercoaster.
The Slow and Cheap Route
The train arrives here three times a week: on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The train leaves from Tazara station in Dar Es Salaam. The closest stop is Kisaki where a free transfer to the Sable Mountain lodge .
Train in Fly out
Taking the train from Dar es Salaam to Kisaki, Selous costs only $10 and passes through the reserve giving free game viewing. The lodge picks you up for free. Then fly out to Zanzibar for $130, (it costs $120 to fly to Dar )- you get to combine great safari and Zanzibar beaches.
Fast and Expansive Route
The easiest way to get here is by a plane from Dar Es Salaam. I flew from Zanzibar by Zanair. They were OK, but they are not as good as Coastal Aviation.