Covering more than 50,000 square kilometres, the Selous National Park is over three times the size of the Serengeti. Within its broad borders the park is home to a plentiful range of habitats; from shimmering lakes, natural hot springs and tangled acacia woodland to riverine forest and an enormous expanse of open grassland.
The reserve’s diverse environments mean a wide range of wildlife can be found here; on Selous National Park holidays you’re likely to spot lions, leopards, roan antelopes and kudus. Between the Selous and neighbouring Ruaha National Park you’ll find the continent’s largest herds of buffalo, elephant and hippo, and huge numbers of crocodiles. Lucky spotters may even encounter the endangered African hunting dog.
The Selous Game Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that measures over 55,000 square kilometres, with over 400 animal species and another 400 species of bird, of which 350 are water fowl. Half of Tanzania’s elephant population is found in this reserve as well as the largest population of buffalo and a healthy wild dog population. The Selous Serena Camp has 12 tents, each en suite with four pos...
The Serena Mivumo River Lodge is situated on the Rufiji River and offers privacy and exclusivity with all the comforts of a luxury lodge. Each of the 12 spacious chalets has a private deck with plunge pool, luxury bathroom and al fresco shower, and you will also have a dedicated butler for the duration of your stay as well as all-inclusive fine wines and spirits. The lodge also has one luxury vil...
With just 12 tented villas, the Azura Selous makes for an intimate yet unforgettable safari lodge experience. Each of the spacious villas has a large bed with mosquito netting, air-conditioning, outdoor showers and private plunge pools. The villas overlook the Ruaha River where you will easily spot hippos and waterbuck. The guides at the reserve are trained to a very high level ensuring a high-qu...
- The Selous National park has some of the highest concentrations of game in Africa
- Sunset cruises as well as 4x4 game drives allow for game viewing from all angles
- There is a wealth of activities on the island, but also ideal to relax in the sunshine on the beaches
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