game reserve in Africa - 4 times the size of
the Serengeti (see map). It possesses a
diverse landscape from hot volcanic springs,
sporadic lakes, channels from the Great
Rhaha and Rufiji rivers. Walking is
permitted (with an armed ranger) which with
over 350 species of bird and 2,000 species
of plants to see makes this the most
heavenly sanctuary to explore.
and Special Interests
Take a cable
car across Stieglers Gorge (100 metres deep
and 100 metres wide); bird watching;
photography; walking safaris; and fishing
Tiger Fish and Vandu (in the rivers of the
Kilombero Game Controlled Area to the west
of the reserve).
famous for its elephant, hippopotamus and
rhino (although now few remain). The park
has a broad range of game: buffalo - the
largest population in Africa; Nyasaland gnu;
brindled gnu; hartebeest; Greater Kudu;
sable antelope; eland; reedbuck; bushbuck;
waterbuck; warthog; zebras; giraffe; and
wildebeest. Also: lion, leopard, the spotted
hyeana and hunting dog are in abundance;
cheetah are rare; there are over 350 species
of bird and reptiles such as crocodiles and
various snakes and lizards.
in the north of the reserve. Stay in the
either the Island Mbuyini luxury tented
camp, Richard Bonhams, the Sand River Selous,
the Mbuyu camp, or the Rufiji River Camp.
Game drives by vehicle, boat trips, and long
and short walking safaris into the reserve
may be made from these camps and lodges.
To get to
the Selous we recommend you either come with
an organised safari, fly from Dar-es-Salaam
- all camps have an airstrip so you can for
light aircraft so you can reach your lodge