Location and direction
The park lies 250-350km south-west of Dar es Salaam and is often inaccessible during the long rains (March to May).
By air: regular flights link the reserve with Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Arusha. There are also connections to the other northern circuit airstrips. Flights into the Selous are generally suspended during the March to May wet season.
By road: there are two options: the first is from Dar es Salaam to Mkongo via Kibiti (250 km). The second is from Dar es Salaam to Kisaki via Morogoron (350km). Journey times vary but are approximately 9-10 hours. 4WD is required throughout.
By train: the reserve can be reached by train from Tazara stopping at Kisaki, which is about 5-6 hours from Dar es Salaam.