Located in south of Tanzania, spreading over an area of 55,000 km2, Selous is the largest natural reserve in Tanzania. Its name is so called after Frederick Courteney Selous, the legendary hunter and explorer who fell to his death, during battle in the 1st World War in 1917 (Selous was the battle scene between the English and Germans).
At the turn of the 19th century, chosen as a destination by philanthropists, hunters, and explorers, Selous had the honour of hosting the likes of David Livingstone and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as hunters of English aristocractic origin. Selous was a park renowned for big-game hunting, but as from several years, 20% of its area has been allocated to photographic safari excursions..
The park hosts over 2,100 species of plants, 350 species of birds, 13,000 elephants, 108,000 buffalo, and an estimated 1,300 specimens of the world’s 4,000 remaining, rare wild dogs, therefore giving guests an excellent opportunity to capture a glimpse all of these exotic animals within their authentic, unspoiled wilderness.