The Selous Game Reserve is the largest Africaâs Game Reserve and covers an area of 55,000 sq km of landmass (an area exceeding the size of Switzerland). Apart from its abundant wildlife, Selous has rich variety of bird life and remaining black rhino.
Selous tangible assets include the Rufiji River one of Africaâs truly mesmerizing waterways sand banks lined with sized crocodiles, palm fringed banks massed with thirsty herds of elephants and buffalo, water teeming with grunting hippos and veritable showcase for Africaâs rich aquatic avifauna. On dry land leopard and cheetah can be spotted, 25 percent of the continentâs wild dogâs population is found here.
A key feature of the Selous is the range of activities offered to tourists. Motor boat trips offer thrilling hippoâs eye perspective on the great river while foot safaris led by armed rangers, routinely involve encounters with the pachyderm kind. From its source in the highlands, the Rufiji River winds some 250 km through the reserve to the delta where it flows into the Indian Ocean. This delta is home to a multitude of birdlife as well as being both a fresh and sea water marine ecosystem