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Enter Africa’s largest protected are uninhabited by man  where Tanzania greatest population of elephants wonder in an area bigger than Switzerland . The Selous (pronounced ‘seloo”) is considered important enough to be world heritage site, in which the lucky few can experience a safari in absolutely wild and unspoiled bush.

The park is named after Englishman, Frederick Courtney Selous-conservationist, hunter, explorer and author, whose adventure books on Africa became best sellers in Victorian England,


The park varies from rolling grassy woodlands and plains, to rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River –the lifeblood of the park, whose tributaries forms network of lakes, lagoons and channels. Volcanic hot springs even burst forth in places. The Rufiji offers a super method of game viewing especially during the dry season when animals congregate.

Walking safaris are permitted in the Selous, and boat trips on the Rufiji are a popular activity.



Selous game reserve boat trips


The Selous was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature.

The reserve covers a total area of 54,600 km2 (21,100 sq mi) and has additional buffer zones. Within the reserve no permanent human habitation or permanent structures are permitted. All (human) entry and exit is carefully controlled by the Wildlife Division of the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. Some of the typical animals of the savanna (for example elephants, hippopotami, Masai lions, East African wild dogs, cheetahs, Cape buffaloes, Masai giraffes and crocodiles) can be found in this park in larger numbers than in any other African game reserve or national park.



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