THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE
The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 square kilometers which makes it the largest protected wildlife area in Africa, and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. The game reserves derive its name from the hunter-explorer Frederick Courtney Selous who was killed by an elephant in the early of 1990’s during the WWI. The reserve is one of the natural heritage site in Tanzania under the UNESCO.
The reserve harbors the most significant concentrations of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus, wild dog and crocodile. Other species commonly seen are sable antelope, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, lion, eland, baboon, zebra, crocodiles, leopard and greater kudu amongst many other species. The reserve also has an exceptionally high variety of habitats including Miombo woodlands, open grasslands, riverine forests and swamps, making it a valuable laboratory for on-going ecological and biological processes. The topography of Selous game reserves varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plains and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries, the Kilombero and Luwegu, which together cover the greatest catchments area in East Africa.
On your safari to the Selous Game Reserve can includes the tour activities such as, game drive safari, walking safari, hunting (Special Permit) and boat safari. While you are in the Selous game reserve expect to overnight in the reserve or outside, in either a Camping, lodge or hotel, your choice and itinerary matters.