The Selous Game Reserve, with an area of about 55,000 sq. km, is the largest well-water wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Also, one of the largest protected areas in the world. Therefore, size is bigger than Switzerland, uninhabites and little touches by human interference. it is perhaps the most pristine wilderness still remaining in Africa. a wide variety of wildlife habitats, including open grasslands. Also, Acacia and miombo woodlands, swamps and riverine forests in the many tributaries of Rufiji River. So, this flows through the reserve.
Wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, zebra, eland, the greater kudu. sable antelopes, giraffe, baboon, the vervet and blue monkeys. The black and white colobus monkey which can be seen in certain riverine forests. there is a large population of predators. They include lions, leopards, cheetah and the spotted hyena. But, about 440 species of birds in the Selous, of both resident and migratory bird Captain Frederick Courtney Selous, a legendary 19th century naturalist, explorer and hunter, Selous Game Reserve was founded in 1905.
Selous situates in the southern part of Tanzania. But borderes by Mikumi National Park to the northwest and by Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Therefore, The greater part of northern Selous reserves for photographic safaris. But, it is one of the most beautiful and game rich areas in the whole ecosystem.
The Selous wilderness meets the kind of dream visitors have of Africa. Example of the early European explorers like Dr Livingstone and Henry Stanley. The Reserve offers a wider variety of game viewing opportunities to the visitor. The many waterways in the Reserve provides an excellent natural setting for boat safaris. both for game viewing and bird watching. This is in addition to the game drives in 4X4 motor vehicles which, combined with a boat and walking safaris. So, this offers an exciting and richer game viewing itinerary to the Selous Game Reserve. Therefore, The best time to visit the Selous is from June to October. During the long rains, between March and May, some parts of the Selous become impassable and are temporarily closed for game drives.