PalumboKendwa Zanzibar

Riserva del Selous

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest fauna reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. It was named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature. The reserve covers a total area of 54,600 km² (21,081 square miles). Some of the typical animals of the savanna (for example elephants, hippopotami, African Wild Dog and crocodiles) can be found in this park in larger numbers than in any other African park.The area became a hunting reserve in 1905. Nowadays it also has a touristic importance, though most of it is rarely visited by humans. Presence of the Tsetse fly and very difficult oad access discourage visitation; however, Selous it is easily accessible by train or small aircraft from Dar es Salaam.Interesting places in the park include the river of Rufiji, which flows into the Indian Ocean in front of the Mafia Island and the Stiegler, a canyon of 100 metres depth and 100 metres width. Around this canyon can be found most of the touristic facilities.Unlike other national parks in Africa safari by foot is permitted in the Selous Reserve
fly from Zanzibar at 08.00 to Selous. transfer to camp. Morning game drive and lunch. Afternoon game drive or boat excursion. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manze Camp.
DAY TWO: early breakfast then transfer to airstrip at 09.15 depart to Zanzibar. Transfer to the hotel