WILDLIFE, WILDERNESS AND INSPIRATION IN SELOUS
Located in the southern latitudes of Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve is one of the key visiting points in what is sometimes referred to as the ‘Southern Circuit.’ Although somewhat lesser known to first-time visitors to Africa, this expansive game reserve offers substantially more conservation land than the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks combined, making it Africa’s largest single wildlife reserve.
The charm of Selous Game Reserve is a subtle and yet special one, in our opinion. While first-time travellers may wish to tick the Serengeti National Park off their bucket list, Selous Game Reserve is far quieter than the Serengeti or the Maasai Mara, and the sense of remote wilderness and solitude that await the seasoned traveller here, in the midst of the impressive meanderings of the Rufiji River, are almost unbeatable. This river, together with the lakes surrounding it provide the lifeblood for the northern parts of the reserve, and the tranquility of scenic wilderness that have been inspiration to so many.
WHERE TO VISIT IN SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Overall, we think that the northern part of Selous Game Reserve offers more to visitors than the southern parts do - it is more scenic, and with its ecosystem of rivers and lakes, we would expect stronger wildlife sightings in this part of the reserve. Selous game reserve is home to all the major animal players - from predator cats, through large herds of Elephant and Buffalo, to the numerous plains game, riverine wildlife, and birdlife that call this sanctuary their home, and they can all be found here.
BEST TIME TO VISIT SELOUS GAME RESERVE
As with so many national parks in Africa, the best time to visit Selous Game Reserve is during the drier winter months, when grasses are shorter and wildlife sightings tend to be more concentrated, especially in the areas closer to the rivers and lakes as they are attracted by the abundance of water during this harsher time of year.
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Are you a seasoned Africa traveller that is looking to visit Selous Game Reserve? Our hand selected camps in Selous are carefully chosen for your safari to Selous to make sure that you get as much experience as possible out of your journey to Selous Game Reserve. Speak to one of our travel specialists today if you’re ready to start planning - At Robert Mark Safaris we’ll leave you both refreshed and inspired after your travel to Selous Game Reserve.