Located in south-east Tanzania in the remote and little-visited part of the country, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected reserve and covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total area. Its rivers, hills and plains are home to roaming elephant’s populations, the rare and endangered African wild dog, some of the last black rhino left in the region and the typical savanna animals. Due to its remote location, and because it is most easily accessible only by small aircraft, the Selous Game Reserve has remained one of the untouched gems of Tanzania’s national parks and game reserves, and offers visitors a chance to see a wild and expansive Africa far from paved roads and curio shops.
The Selous is unique because it is a game reserve, not a national park. As a result a larger range of activities are permitted. Boating safaris are becoming a popular alternative to vehicle-based trips, and offer visitors a chance to see the diverse life along the Rufiji River up close. Hiking safaris and fly-in camping are also ideal ways to explore the country and add a bit of adventure to your Tanzanian experience.