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Safari game drive

The essence of a safari game drive

Game drives in the Selous uncover a vast and largely undiscovered land of plenty. This remote and secluded national park is home to enormous herds of wildlife sustained by the Rufiji River, which guests can often enjoy in glorious solitude, as the park does not have large numbers of visitors. Expect to encounter vast herds of buffalo of over 120 000 animals, large families of hippo and exceptionally big groups of antelope and other wildlife. Selous is also a sanctuary for less frequently encountered species such as the endangered African wild dog, the elegant sable and the puku antelope.

Four times the size of the Serengeti, Selous is a special reserve as it has been relatively undisturbed by human impact. Home to an abundance of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe and crocodile, amongst many other species, this thrilling sanctuary offers a beautiful variety of habitats including Miombo woodlands, open grasslands, riverine forests and swamps, ensuring it is a valued laboratory for on-going ecological and biological processes. Adding to diverse landscape are the hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes and channels from the nearby rivers such as the Great Rhuha and Rufiji River, and these bodies of water are the lifeblood of the park.

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