"Vast, Untamed and off the beaten track" Selous Game Reserve by Selous_Katie

Selous Game Reserve Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 43 photos

I love the Selous!

I Love the Selous. I truly do. It's so different from all of the touist-trap northern national parks here in Tanzania. The Selous is just massive, it's 55,000 square kilometres of massive... and it's my home!

I love the Selous because it's never busy. You hardly see other people here. It's just you, and the lion. Or you, and the wild dogs. You get so much more of an intimate experience with the wild than you do elsewhere. Ok, it isn't always easy to live here, and running a camp here is quite a complex operation, but it's actually worth it! I love to take our guests out on game drives, I never get tired of showing people the animals and the wilderness.

The Selous is full of huge lakes, miombo woodlands, tall doum palm forests and grassy patches. It's completely untouched and unadulterated. The lakes are full of hippos and crocodiles and often edged with hundreds of birds.. stalks, herons, spoonbills, lapwings and other shorebirds. The grass grows high in patches, and if you look carefully, you can spot animals resting under the trees, enjoying the shade during the heat of the day.

The Selous is the ULTIMATE place to go and see African Wild Dogs. The wild dog is an endangered species, with only 3000 estimated left and the Selous is home to 1,700 of them. To put that in perspective, there are at least three times (9000 - 12000) more famously endangered cheetah left in this world than the lesser known Wild Dog... It's a shame more isn't done to save the dogs!

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