Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest game reserve and one of favorite game viewing areas in
Africa. Covering 50,000 square kilometers, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa and
is relatively undisturbed by human impact
Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve is one of its most scenic wildlife destinations; the Selous
is utterly beautiful. The beauty of the park is matched by the quality of a safari here; boating,
walking and fly camping compliment standard game driving in thriving wildlife areas. This is an
outrageously good safari park and an essential component of any southern circuit itinerary.
The Selous is a superb safari destination for both family safaris and African honeymoons, the
entire better for the ease of getting there and the lack of crowds. The park has the widest
diversity of safari activities in the country, offering the boating safaris as well as standard game
drives, walking safaris and legendary fly camping trips.
The Northern section of Selous is home to a network of channels and lagoons that run off the
Rufiji River. This lush landscape provides a water supply for the region’s game and towards the
end of the dry season the concentration of animals around these water sources is phenomenal. It
is here, around the river and lakes, that the majority of the camps are based; successfully relying
on the animal’s need for water to provide game viewing areas. Selous is in its peak season from
July through to the middle of November - this when the dry season is raging and all the game
homes in on the few permanent water sources.
The sheer volume of game in the Selous is outstanding with statistics putting most parks in
Africa to shame. Elephant, buffalo and lion are ‘arguably’ found in no greater numbers year
round anywhere on the planet. But it is the Selous’ reputation as the last true stronghold for
African wild dog that draws the enthusiasts.