The remote Selous Game Reserve is a vast wilderness area in the heart of southern Tanzania. Extending over 17,500 square miles, it is relatively untouched by humans and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its amazing ecological diversity.
The best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season from late June to October. Lions, elephants, buffalos, giraffes and various antelope can be found in large numbers, and the reserve is home to over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dogs. Bisecting Selous is the East Africa’s largest river, the mighty Rufiji, which is teeming with hippos, crocodiles and several species of water birds.