Planning the Best Safari in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve
Want to experience an unparalleled Selous Game Reserve Safari in Tanzania?
Spanning 50,000 km2, Selous is Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve and is a breathtakingly beautiful setting for your game viewing expedition. In comparison (wildlife-to-visitor ratio) to the famous Serengeti National Park, there’s a lot to see in Selous and only a handful of other visitors that can be seen at any one time. Thanks to lagoons and channels from the mighty Rufiji River, the lush landscape draws in the game and other wildlife towards the end of the dry season (from July to mid-November) so this is the best time to plan your visit.
With the Rufiji River wandering through the heart of the reserve, you will be rewarded with an exceptional boat safari and the serenity of the riverside scene. Most of the camps and lodges are based around these water sources, giving you every opportunity to get the most out of your adventure.
The Ecosystem of Selous Game Reserve – Animals, Birds & African Wild Dogs
Selous is a wild and pristine game reserve in southern Tanzania, offering an off-the-beaten-track safari with rewarding game viewing. The sheer volume of game is staggering with diverse flora and fauna including over 2,100 plant species that have been recorded in this beautiful sanctuary. Elephants, buffalo and lions are arguably found in no greater numbers, year round, anywhere else in the world, and Selous has a reputation as the last true stronghold for the African wild dog – so keep a lookout!
Apart from the standard game drives, the reserve also offers the widest range of safari activities in the country. Thanks to the varied terrain — ranging from Miombo woodland to rivers swirled with sandbanks, open plains, verdant swamps, and lowland rainforest; here you can enjoy boating or walking safari, or even a once-in-a-lifetime fly camping trip.
How to Get to Selous Game Reserve
The reserve is easy to access from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar by light aircraft and is ideally combined with the close by Ruaha National Park. Located away from the better-trodden path of the northern parks, Selous Game Reserve was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1986, recognizing the reserve as one of Africa’s biggest wildlife protected areas.
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