Selous Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is a protected area in southern Tanzania. It covers a total area of 50,000 km² and has additional buffer zones. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to its wildlife diversity and undisturbed nature. Area: 54,600 km² Established: 1922 Phone: 022 212 8485 Did you know: The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 square kilometres, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. The crocs are some of the biggest in East Africa. The Selous has the highest concentration of wild dogs left in the world. With around 2500 of these highly endangered predators in the Selous, the game reserve holds around half of the world's wild dog population. With the size of the Selous, you do not have the same numbers of tourists as the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. With a very good population of giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and impala, there is always some interaction with predators like lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs to be found. There is also a large giraffe population in the north of the reserve. The Selous has arguable the highest density of lion in Africa, according to the last wildlife census conducted. All levels of accommodation is available in the park, with great mid-range and luxury camps available

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Best Season: Best Time to Visit – Selous GR Wildlife viewing in Selous Game Reserve is best from late June to October. It is Dry season and wildlife is easier to spot since animals gather at water sources and vegetation is thinner.May, June, July, August
Located At: While Selous' size makes it a huge draw, its remote location in southern Tanzania.

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