Whales, Wildlife & Wilderness Pam & Wayne Osborn
Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve
Named after the big game hunter, Sir Frederick Selous this is one of the world's largest fauna reserves at 54,600 sq km. Situated in the south of Tanzania, no permanent habitation or structures are allowed.
Size and remoteness brings its own problems and makes controlling poaching difficult. On the day we arrived, the local Guardian newspaper carried a story that 30 elephants a day were being killed illegally for their ivory in Tanzania - 10,000 a year.
it was mid-March when we arrived in the Selous. The Rufiji River was rising as the wet commenced. A day after we left the camp closed for the rainy season. The upside of this was we were the only guests in camp for 4 nights of our 7 night stay.
Opposite: Yellow Baboon