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Selous Game Reserve

a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering a richness of game and a plethora of activities

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, the Selous Game Reserve is the largest of its kind in Africa. The accessibility of the reserve, richness of game and plethora of activities on offer also make it one of Tanzania’s most favoured safari destinations.

A short flight from Dar, the Selous Game Reserve covers 45, of land in southern Tanzania. This huge expanse encompasses a variety of habitats, from classic grassy plains and open woodland, to mountains, riverine forests and hot springs.

Weaving a path through the reserve, the Rufiji River is a vital water source that filters through to a labyrinth of lakes, swamps and streams. These watering holes are irresistible magnets to wildlife and provide exceptional encounters. Elephant, giraffe, antelope, crocodile, hippo and wild dog are all present, as well as Africa’s largest buffalo and lion population. The unique ecosystem of the Selous also supports over 400 different bird species, from herons to vibrantly coloured water birds.

What sets the Selous Game Reserve apart is the variety of activities on offer. Enchanting boat trips on the river, riveting bush walks and traditional game drives are just a few experiences to be had. Some camps also organise fly-camping, which involves sleeping out in the heart of the bush in a small, mobile camp. Sitting around the campfire beneath the starry African sky, this is a true wilderness adventure.

In spite of its size, the number of camps that occupy the Selous are relatively few, with the majority situated in the northern part of the reserve. This allows for a far more exclusive safari experience.

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