SELOUS GAME RESERVE SAFARI TOURS
Selous Game Reserve is not only Tanzania’s largest game reserve, but also the largest on the African continent. The game reserves occupy a total of 50,000 square kilometers of ground (19,000 square miles).
The Selous game reserve is also one of Tanzania’s oldest protected areas or game reserves. It was established in 1922 and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, 60 years later.
Seluos reserve was established as a result of the discovery of more diverse and rare wildlife at the reserve. The park’s popular Miombo woodland is home to some typical wildlife. In 1896, the colonial masters, who were Germans, founded the Selous Game Reserve as a protected area.
The game reserve was converted into a hunting area in 1905, and the reserve was renamed Fredertick Selous. It was named after the great hunter Frederick, who was well-known for his big game hunting skills. He died on the battlefields of World War I in 1917 at Beho Beho.
The game reserve is now one of the safest places for lions to live, and it was designated as a Lion Conservation Unit in 2005. The most interesting feature of the reserve is the River Rufiji, which serves as the reserve’s water supply. The park’s inhabitants include Acacia savannah, open savannah grassland, wetlands, Miombo woodlands, and many others. The various inhabitants have attracted a diverse variety of wildlife to the park.