ONE OF MOST RIVERED STRONGHOLDS OF ANMALS ON THE EARTH AND THE LARGEST GAME RESERVE IN AFRICA
Wildlife connoisseurs adore the selous, and for us, for the reason, it’s familiar territory, it’s a huge area way down in southern Tanzania. The Rufiji River is its life, force, swirling, tawny – full of hippopotamus and crocodile – cleave the million acres of bush , woodland, hill and grass lands, in this huge, fascinatingly diverse ecosystem, we in the anticipation of discovery as it enfolds before us.
Its hard to explain, but it’s as if we’ve squeezed through a creaking, old gate to gain the freedom of nature’s secret garden to be in selous in to suddenly walk into a hidden riverbank, and see the flash of a leopard leaping the rocks on the opposite bank, is to walch from a freetop hide as a herd of elephant silently crosses a waterhole, is to come upon a pack of African hunting dogs aligns on their kill as your round a curve in the river
– Dry Season
– Green Season
Depending on the rain, wildlife may be dispersed so you might have to work a bit harder but the rewards are always great, the bush is also beautiful and green trees in flower and full of life, Birds starting to get breeding plumage
Normally quite a hot month and there is the chance of the odd shower. Walking best done early or in cool of the late afternoon