Typically, Selous offers wonderful views of wild animals. The number of lakes alongside the main circuit is a great place to view the distinctively numerous giraffes and also many ungulates like waterbucks, zebras, impalas plus buffaloes. The waterholes are usually monitored by starving lions and every now and then it is possible to witness a kill.
The Wild dogs are some of the key attractions inside the Selous. Additionally, the Reserve is home to several scarce antelope species including the puku and sable. Also, the black rhinos are commonly seen although at times could be found in the remote regions of the Reserve.
Best time for wildlife viewing
Starting in June to October is the dry-season which is the ideal time to observe wildlife in the park. The wildlife is easier to see because the vegetation isn’t thick and the wild animals have gathered around the known water sources. Subsequent to the end of the heavy rains, the roads are extremely impassable and many of the camps are closed as the wet season comes to an end. A good time to observe the scarce wild dogs is during their denning phase that begins in June to August.
The Selous Game Reserve was declared by the government in the German colonial era and after 17 years, right after the combining of 4 reserves that formed the present sizeable Selous Game Reserve. This reserved was named after Frederic Courtney Selous a British explorer that was slain and buried within this Reserve.
This Reserve is among the biggest protected areas in Tanzania and also on the whole planet and covers approximately 5 regions of Tanzania including : Lindi, Morogoro, Coastal region, Mtwara plus Ruvuma, covering over 50, 000 sq km. It’s located in the southern Tanzania. Presently, the Selous Game Reserve is the biggest wildlife reserve in Africa, and perhaps in the entire world.
The most notable geographical feature inside this reserve is the spectacular River Rufiji coupled with its 2 tributaries of Rivers Ruaha and Kilombero . This River Rufiji is fed by the numerous smaller river attributes, rivers and The most important geographical feature within the wildlife reserve id the stunning River Rufiji together with its two tributaries River Kilombero and River Ruaha. River Rufiji is fed by the many smaller attributes, streams plus swamps.
Generally, the vegetation in Selous reserve greatly differs. The terrain is dominated by Savanna wooded grasslands plus deciduous Miombo woodland. You will see thick thorn shrubs as well as ground-water forests along with rocky outcrops that likewise characterize this Reserve.
of the safari activities you may take pleasure in here are exciting River Rafting Safaris, Game fishing safaris on Rufiji which is stuffed with diverse types of fish. The most commonly caught types of fish are the tiger fish and the cat fish. Tiger fish aren’t just very strong but even a great ‘fighter’ even though fortunately they are very abundant in the river, unique about them is that they mature to very big sizes of up to 5 kg – 15kg. On the other hand, cat fish may mature to sizes of 50 kg.