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Selous Game Reserve

Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa, with an enormous land area of 55,000 square kilometers. This park is remote, undisturbed, untouched and crossed by the Rufiji River and its tributaries which form a network of lakes ideal for boat safaris. Selous remains largely undeveloped. However, the reserve is home to vast numbers of game including the largest single population of elephants. Selous is best visited between June to February.

At over 50,000 square kilometers, it is the largest game reserve in Africa, representing over 5% of Tanzania's total land area. There are over 50,000 elephant, 110,000 buffalos.
Brief History of Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve was first set aside as a wildlife reserve as early as 1905. The park takes its name from renowned hunter and soldier Frederick Courtney Selous, one of a small band of men who became legends in their own lifetimes back in Victorian times, when tales of their adventurous exploits in "darkest Africa" exemplified the spirit of the time.

For nearly thirty years Selous was a self-employed professional hunter across the great uncharted regions of Southern Africa. But he was also a naturalist and at the same time as killing a prodigious tally of game, he was also studying it and considering the future of its survival ... at a time when this kind of forward thinking had not really come into being.
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