Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve

Standing as the largest game reserve in Africa, Selous is also the second largest conservation area in Africa sized at 50,000 square kilometers with lots of attractions. It is definitely noted as even four times bigger than the Serengeti. While in Tanzania, it is very special to take a safari to Selous as it is one of the most remote game reserves hence least visited parks in Africa. Because of it elaborate and unique beauty, the Selous has so many safari animals and thus has it in history that UNESCO declared it a world heritage in 1982.

Map

Selous Game Reserve Map

Uniqueness of Park

  • It is the largest conservation area in Africa.
  • It is one of the largest faunal reserves in the world, covering 50,000 km2.
  • The Selous Game Reserve is one of the only places you can combine both land and river safaris. With the Rufijiriver running through it, game sightings are prolific.
  • The reserve is bigger than Switzerland, three-times bigger than the Kruger National Park and twice as big as the Serengeti.
  • It is estimated that there are more hippos in the Rufiji River and the lakes than any other wildlife area in Tanzania.
  • The Selous has the highest concentration of wild dogs left in the world. With around 2500 of these highly endangered predators in the Selous, the game reserve holds around half of the world's wild dog population.
  • The Selous has arguable the highest density of lion in Africa.

Best Time to Visit

June to October which also ranks as the highest season.

Dry Season

June - October

Wet Season

June - October

Rain Season

June - October

Getting There

By Road and Air

Wildlife

Buffalo

Buffalo

100%
Giraffe

Giraffe

80%
Lion

Lion

80%
Wildebeest

Wildebeest

100%
Elephant

Elephant

100%
Zebra

Zebra

100%
Leopard

Leopard

80%
Hippo

Hippo

90%

Activities

  • Walking safaris
  • Hot volcanic springs
  • Game drive

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