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.