Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve and one our favorite game viewing areas in Africa. Covering 50,000 square kilometers is amongst the most significant 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 matched by the quality of a safari here; boating, walking and fly camping compliment standard game driving in thriving wildlife areas. Selous Game Reserves 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, all the better for the ease of getting there and the lack of crowds. The park has the most comprehensive 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. The majority of camps located on the river and lakes. Because animals need water to survive, gave viewing from the camps is plentiful. 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 the 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 real stronghold for African wild dog that draws the enthusiasts.