Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve was named after Frederick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I.  In 1982, the reserve becomes World Heritage Site.

 

In 2019, it became a National Park in honor of Tanzania’s first president who was himself a devoted conservationist. This makes it the second largest National Park in Africa after the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia which is almost entirely deserted.

 

Game driving  along the numerous smaller trucks is a popular way of enjoying the wildlife

Watching wildlife from water is beautiful and a different way of game viewing, Crocodiles, Hippos, Waterbucks and a mass of other game including birds can be seen near the river during boat riding.

Walking safaris and fly camping are also very popular.