Being the largest reserve in Africa with the size larger than Switzerland or Denmark, it’s named after the conservationist and hunter Englishman Frederick Selous.
The reserve varies from rolling grassy woodlands and plains, to rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River -the lifeblood of the park, whose tributaries form a network of lakes, lagoons and channels. Volcanic hot springs even burst forth in places. The Rufiji offers a superb method of game viewing especially during the dry season when animals congregate.
It’s the host of the biggest elephant population in Tanzania, large number of buffalo, hippos, crocodile, wild dog and lion, Bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, giraffe, eland, baboon, greater kudu, zebra and the rare sable and roan antelope.
About 400 bird species recorded. The topography of the reserve varies from Savannah, woodland, grassland plains and rock outcrops cut by the Rufiji River. June to November is the best time for game viewing while January to April is the best time for bird lovers and December to February is for game viewing but it’s hot and humid