Flights are available three or four times a day from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and from Arusha, Manyara and Ruaha with Coastal Aviation, to Siwandu Airstrip in the Selous Game Reserve.
Road access is via Kibiti, Mikumi or Morogoro and is difficult and lengthy but may be fun for the adventurous.
If you are driving in from Dar es Salaam the quickest and shortest way is from the north east via Mtemere Gate. Take the Kilwa road out of Dar. The road is good for about 120-130 km's then there is a small stretch which is extremely bad of about 20 kms or less. This is being tarred presently so soon it will be finished all the way to Kibiti, where you turn off the Kilwa road in a south westerly direction, for Selous. There is only one turn on the road, after the petrol station. After that there are signs to Selous Game Reserve and Mtemere Gate. The journey should take about 3 hours Dar-Kibiti and another 3 hours Kibiti-Mtemere. It is also possible to drive in from Morogoro via Matambwe, and from Mikumi via Udzungwa, but this takes much longer.
Dar es Salaam City to Selous Mtemere Gate. Km 250
Selous Mtemere Gate to Impala Camp. Km 15
Selous Mtemere Gate to Lake Manze Camp. Km 44
Selous Matemwe Gate to Impala Camp. Km 60
Selous Matemwe Gate to Lake Manze Camp. Km 45
Selous Matemwe Gate to Mtemere Gate. Km 75 Selous Impala Camp is about a half hour drive on from Mtemere Gate - ask at the gate for instructions, or follow the signs.
Lake Manze Camp is a further 1-2 hours drive on from Selous Impala, bypassing lakes Siwandu and Nzerakela, travelling towards the Beho Beho area.
Lake Manze Camp: 7° 39'51" S - 38° 03'48" E
Siwandu Airstrip: 7° 41'27" S - 38° 08'21" E