Selous Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest uninhabitated protected area in Africa.

With an area of more than 45.000 square km. it has a wide variety of wildlife including some very rare birds.
 The reserve derives its name from hunter-explorer Frederick Coutenary Selous, a keen naturalist and conservationist as well as a hunter in the area. Selous was killed in the first world war in the Beho Beho region of the Reserve.
 In 1982 the Reserve was declared a world heritage site under the World Heritage Convention by UNESCO.

Selous Game reserve is characterized by variety of vegetation zones ranging from dense thickest forest to large open wooded grasslands, the Ruffiji River with its lagoons, sandbanks and lakes are the main futures in Selous Game Reserve which create a very unique and good environment for tourist attractions.

The tourist season for the Selous Game Reserve covers the dry season months of June to November, although some camps remain open untill March.