Covering an area of 48,000 km2, Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania is Africa’s largest game reserve.

On a tour to Selous Game Reserve, you will find a somewhat different landscape to that of northern Tanzania. The wild, varied nature of the area offers open plains, swamps, forests and rivers. You will also find Tanzania’s largest river, the Rufiji, which is the lifeblood of the surrounding flora and fauna.

The diversity of the landscape can make it more challenging to spot the animals than in Serengeti, for example, but you are also guaranteed very special experiences in the area’s diverse terrains. It is, for example, possible to combine a traditional game drive and a river safari, allowing you to get right close to a multitude of different animals.

The reserve is also known to have one of the largest lion populations in Africa, as well as around half of the wild dogs left in the world. The reserve is also home to many other animals, such as buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos and fantastic birds. See whether you can spot the shy Pel’s fishing owl, or keep an eye out for all the other terrestrial and aquatic birds.