Selous Game Reserve Southern Tanzania

Selous Game Reserve Southern Tanzania is the largest protected Wildlife area in Africa, and is a United Nation world Heritage Site, located 8-9 hours drive South of Dar es Salaam and covers. This Pristine, Uninhabited area is LAGER THAN SWITZERLAND or DENMARK.

The reserve is named after Englishman, Frederick Courtney Selous - conservationist, hunter, explorer and author, whose adventure books on Africa became best sellers in Victorian England.
The reserve varies from rolling grassy woodlands and plains, to rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River - the lifeblood of the park, whose tributaries form a network of lakes, lagoons and channels. Volcanic hot springs even burst forth in places. The Rufiji offers a superb method of game viewing especially during the dry season when animals congregate.

Selous boasts Tanzania's largest population of about 70,000 Elephant as well as large number of Buffalo, hippo, crocodile, Wild dog lion, Bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, giraffe, Eland, Baboon, Greater Kudu, Zebra and the rare Sable and roan antelope.

About 400 bird species recorded. The topography of the reserve varies from Savannah, woodland, garland plains and rock outcrops cut by the Rufiji river, Accommodation: luxury Tented Camp. Mbuyu Safari Camp, Rifiji River Camp, Sable Mountain lodge, Selous Mbega camp, Selous Safari camp, Sand river lodge or campsite.

Dry Season:
The dry season sets in during June to November and is the best time for game viewing along the rivers. Elephants come out of the bush at that time and predators are more commonly seen.

Rainy Season:
January to April is wonderful for birdlife ad lush scenery but many roads become impassable after heavy rains. December to February is still good for game viewing but can be rather hot and humid. The safari lodges are usually closed from March to May.

Activities and what to see
- Rare and endangered Wild Dog
- Game package Safari activities
- Boat game viewing
- Fishing
- Thousands of migrating elephants
- Walking safaris
- Endless wilderness

This massive stretch of land is the second largest game reserve in Africa. At over 21,000 miles² (55,000 km²) it is almost four times the size of the Serengeti National Park.
The only human habitations allowed are limited tourist facilities.
Road access is only possible during the dry season and most visitors fly in from Dar es Salaam by charter aircraft.