Selous Game Reserve Tanzania.
SELOUS GAME RESERVE
The largest game reserve in Africa, selous covers 55,000 sq km of landmass (an area exceeding the size of Switzerland) Apart from its abundant wildlife, selous also has a rich variety of birdlife and remaining habitat of black rhino.
Selous Game Reserve tangible assets include the Rufiji River one of Africa’s truly mesmerizing waterways sand banks lined with outsized crocodiles palm fringed banks massed with thirsty herds of elephants and buffalo water teeming with grunting hippos and a veritable showcase for Africa’s rich aquatic avifauna . On dry land leopard and cheetah can be spotted with a good chance of tuning into wild dogs.-25 percent of the continent’s population is found here.Which makes the reserve to be the best
A key feature of the Selous Game Reserve is the range of activities offered to tourists. Motor boat trips offer a thrilling hippo’s eye perspective on the great river while foot safaris led by armed rangers, routinely involve encounters with the hydrothermal kind.
From its source in the highlands, the Rufiji winds some 250 km through the reserve to the delta where if flow into the Indian ocean .The delta is home to a multitude of birdlife as well as being both a fresh and sea water marine ecosystem.
Best time; June to February
How to get there; from Dar es salaam, 7 hours drive or 35 minutes schedule flight.
What to do;walking safaris with a armed renger and 4 wheel drive safaris,boat cruising in the Rufiji river or on its lakes.
Do not miss;wait patiently by watering holes and you will be rewarded by herds of elephants and buffaloes and dens of lions.
Appreciate the sunset against beautiful landscape. It is time to sit back and enjoy a “Safari” the local bear..
ACCOMMODATIONS IN SELOUS