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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2020 has been a year we won’t easily forget. There are numberless reasons why this past year was an especially tough year for all and we read about these challenges every day. But it is true that every dark cloud has a silver lining and instead of focusing on the clouds we took some time with our SSC team members to find the silver linings of 2020.
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As we take this moment to reflect back on a particularly challenging year, we firstly want to thank you for your continued and valued support during this time. Not only has our entire industry faced extremely tough times, but our families, friends, and colleagues have also been fighting their own personal battles this year.
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If you have been a guest at Siwandu you will probably have many fond memories of your encounters with Mohamed Muhunyunga. This incredible safari guide with his warm smile and contagious laugh has been a valued member of the Selous Safari Company team for over 26 years. We sat down with Mohamed to ask him a few questions.‍
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