SELOUS GAME RESERVEProtected Area In Southern Tanzania.
The Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of Tanzania’s most beautiful parks. Famous for its boating safari, as well as being the finest destination in Tanzania for walking safaris. It is a protected area in southern Tanzania. It covers a total area of 50,000 km² and has additional buffer zones. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to its wildlife diversity and undisturbed nature
Tours are most often combined with Ruaha National Park but also stands alone as a destination in its own right.
Impressive numbers of herbivores congregate on the shores of the river and its lakes – and equally impressive concentrations of predators stalk these herds! Cats comprise lion, leopard and cheetah. Lion are particularly prevalent, simply lying in wait for near next meal! Travellers often witness a kill here.
Other mammal species include hippopotamus, zebra, giraffe, sable antelope, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, greater kudu, eland, impala, waterbuck, bushbuck, Nyasa wildbeest, kongoni – the miombo woodlands make a fantastic habitat for antelopes in particular. There are also spotted hyena, side-striped jackal, vervet monkey and yellow baboon. The Selous boasts the largest population of wild dog in all Africa! Indeed, this is one of the reserve’s main attractions.
It Is Most Often Combined With Ruaha National Park Safari