Selous Game Reserve.
Deep in the African bushveld, within Southern Tanzania’s famous Game Reserve,‘something enchanting lies in wait’ – the Selous Game Reserve.
This world second biggest game reserve with over 55,000sq km offers world-class standards in both luxury and budget accommodation, exceptional close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine.
The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plains to rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. Selous boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephant as well as large numbers of buffalo, hippo and wild dog. Other species commonly seen are lion, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, baboon, zebra and antelope from the majestic eland to the little klipspringers.
The bird life is varied and abundant, with at least 350 species to be seen. The Rufiji and its tributaries, which flow from north to south, provide the lifeblood of the Selous. The network of lakes the river forms is ideal for water-based safaris such as boating or rafting, especially during the dry season between June and October. Crocodile, hippo and an array of grazing antelope can be seen.