Selous Game Reserve
The Selous ( pronounced without the last “S”) is known in Swahili as shamba la bibi which literally translated as “grandmother’s garden”. At around 50,000 square kilometer, Selous is the largest game reserve covering almost six (6) percent of Tanzania land surface–larger than Switzerland or the American state of New Jersey. It has the largest number of several species of animals found in a single reserve anywhere in the world. 200,000 buffalos, 30,000 elephant (more than half of the country’s population), over 40,000 hippos, 3,000 lions and endangered African wild dog (1,300). Over 400 species of birds have been identified in this game reserve.
Walking and boat safari, game drive, hunting safari
Best time to visit
Throughout the year.