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Several animal populations are Large numbers of elephants, black rhinoceroses, cheetahs, giraffes, hippopotamuses and crocodiles live in this immense sanctuary, which measures 50,000 km2 and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. The Selous park has a variety of vegetation zones, ranging from dense thickets to open wooded grasslands, nyasa wildebeest and hartebeest are typical of the miombo woodland. Other relatively widespread mammals include yellow baboon, leopard, spotted hyena, the largest population of the wild dog in Africa (endangered: approximately 1,300). There are also side striped jackal, puku, klipspringer, and red and blue duikers. Rarer species include Sanje crested mangabey, Uhehe red colobus (vulnerable), black and white colobus monkey, topi and Sharpe’s grysbok.
The birdlife is rich: 350 species of bird have been recorded including knob-billed duck, southern ground hornbill and bateleur eagle, Stierling’s woodpecker, white-headed lapwing, the endemic Udzungwa forest partridge (classed as vulnerable) and the rufous-winged sunbird (also vulnerable). The adjacent Mikumi lowlands and mountains and Kilombero wetlands and the nearby Udzungwa Mountains are rich in vulnerable bird species which, like the Kilombero weaver, might stray into the reserve. The globally threatened wattled crane, corncrake and lesser kestrel also occur. Reptiles and amphibians are numerous but little studied.
Selous Game Reserve is the Largest Game Reserve in Africa (bigger than Switzerland, 4 x larger than Serengeti National Park)
Has the largest fauna reserve of the world.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Elephants, hippopotami, African wild dog, cape buffalo and crocodiles can be found in this park in larger numbers than in any other African game reserve or national park.
Over 440 known bird species co-exist with other wild animals.
Combination of 3 safari experiences i.e. Walking, Boat Safari and by 4X4 Safari vehicle.
Covers an area of about 54,600 Sq. kms (21,081 square miles).
Located in Southern Tanzania about 250km South west of Dar es Salaam.
Tropical climate, hot and humid all year round. Temperature ranges from 13°C – 40°C
Best time to visit – June – November (Game Viewing) January – March (Bird Watching, rainy)
Walking Safaris carried out by an armed ranger and a qualified guide
Boat Safaris on small boats with outboard engine
Safari drives in 4×4 safari vehicle
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Kearsley (T) Ltd.
16, Zanaki Street, P. O. Box 801,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Tel: +255 22 2137713
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