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Selous

Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve and one of its most scenic wildlife destinations, the Selous is utterly beautiful.  The beauty of the park is matched by the quality of a safari here; the wildlife is thriving, and boating, walking and fly camping are all available in addition to standard game driving.  This is an outrageously good safari park and an essential component of any southern circuit itinerary.
The Selous Game Reserve is a superb safari destination for both family safaris and African honeymoons, and all the better for the ease of getting here and the lack of crowds.  The park has the widest diversity of safari activities in the country, offering walking and boating safaris and fly camping as well as standard game drives.  

The northern section of the Selous is home to a network of channels and lagoons that run off the Rufiji River.  This lush landscape provides a water supply for the region’s game and towards the end of the dry season the concentration of animals around these water sources is phenomenal.  It is here, around the river and lakes, that the majority of the camps are based, successfully relying on the animals' need for water to provide game viewing areas.  Selous' peak season runs from July through to the middle of November - this is the dry season and the game hones in on the few permanent water sources.

Game viewing in the Selous is fantastic, and it has a particular reputation as the last true stronghold for African wild dog.
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  • Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Wild Dog and Cheetah. This park has 4 out of our Big 7  icon
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