Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve

Overview

Overview

Covering 45,000km² of wild, with green fields, open woods, mountains and timberlands, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest game reserve. It is named after the extraordinary pilgrim and seeker, Frederick Courtney Selous.

Reasonably undisturbed by individuals, Selous' contrasting vegetation fuses patches of savannah, riverine woodlands, and swamp that constraint on the otherworldly miombo backwoods.

In the north of the redirection hold, the Rufiji River streams from west to east, bisecting Selous. Beginning from this is an arrangement of channels, lakes, and bogs that structure a champion among the most uncommon natural systems in East Africa.

Selous’s Wildlife Attraction

Selous Game Reserve supports huge warm-blooded animal peoples that are best trailed by 4 wheel drive or by strolling. Elephants are accessible in extending numbers and the Selous parades Africa's greatest buffalo masses, similarly as gatherings of zebra, impala, hippo, crocodiles, Nyassa wildebeest, and Lichtenstein's hartebeest. There are increasingly noticeable kudu, sable, eland, and giraffe.

In excess of 440 flying animal species have been recorded in the Selous. On the lakes, you will find pink-sponsored pelicans, African skimmers and mammoth kingfishers. The sandbanks are home to white-fronted bumble bee-eater settlements while ibises and palm swifts home in the Borassus palms.

Predators of Selous

The predators of Selous won't astound, with far-reaching points of pride of lion are never far away. Panther, spotted hyena and cheetah are accessible, anyway harder to spot. Perhaps the most invigorating predators are the wild dogs, of which 1/third of the total population are found in Selous.

Safari Facts

Safari Facts

  • Selous Game Reserve is the Largest Game Reserve in Africa
  • Has the biggest fauna save of the world.
  • It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • At the core of the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania's biggest stream, the Rufiji, frames a perplexing system of channels, lakes, and bogs that make a standout amongst the most exceptional natural frameworks in East Africa.
Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Top untamed life seeing in the Dry season
  • Guided walking and boat safaris accessible
  • Lion are effectively found at the lake shores
  • Incredible mid-range and extravagance lodges are accessible
Cons
  • Hunting concessions make creatures restless and increasingly hard to observe
  • Creatures are dissipated amid the Wet season, and most lodges are shut from March to May
Selous Game Reserve
 Map

Map

Selous Game Reserve Map
Uniqueness of Park

Uniqueness of Park

  • Selous Game Reserve is 4 times the span of the Serengeti covering 55,000km2.
  • Around 33% of the world's wild dog populace dwell in Selous.
  • Every year large herds of elephants move through the reserve.
Getting There

Getting There

Getting to the Selous is simple, it is served by light airplane flights from Dar and Ruaha every day – a flight takes around a short ways from Dar, and around an hour and a half from Ruaha.

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Selous for game viewing is from June to November and for bird watching is from January to March.

Activities

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Walking safari
  • Boat safari
  • Fly camping
  • Fishing
  • Bush dinners
Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Certain health concerns exist, for example, malaria. It is unequivocally exhorted that you wear since quite a while ago sleeved dress amid the first light and night hours and apply mosquito repellent within any event 30% DEET, just as take antimalarial medicine.

Travel to Tanzania and Ruaha National Park is essentially safe.

Food

Food

You can find all the cuisines of the world at lodges and camps at Selous Game Reserve. If you an avid food enthusiast you can also try authentic local cuisine like Ugali, Mshikaki, and NyamaChoma. Dietary restriction such as vegan, dairy free, gluten free are also available at the accommodation, however, you have specified any food restriction while booking.

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