Selous Game Reserve

Selous is one of the more exclusive areas in Tanzania. Its size and location afford privacy and seclusion
from the masses of tourists associated with the more well known parks such as Ngorongoro and Serengeti.

SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Destination Overview

Selous Game Reserve is at 54.600 Km² the largest game reserve in Africa. To put it in perspective, the Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland and half the size of the U.S. state of Ohio. Until recently, the reserve was only accessible by plane or by train. However, with an improvement to the road network, the area is now accessible to everyone. The concentrations of wildlife in the Selous are understandably huge. The Selous, named after the English big game hunter and author Frederick Courtney Selous (1851 – 1917), boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephant – currently about 10,000 animals – as well as some of Africa’s largest numbers of buffalo, hippos, Nile crocodile and wild dogs.

Where to find Selous Game Reserve

Basic Facts, Attractions

Being Africa’s largest and one of the oldest Game Reserve it offers an unforgettable game viewing in an almost completely isolated surrounding.

  • Size: 55,000 sq km
  • Location: 200 km West of Dar es Salaam

Attractions

  • Buffaloes, Elephants, Wildebeest, Endangered African Dog, variety of birdlife

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