The greater part of the northern sector of the Selous is ear-marked for photographic safaris and is one of the most beautiful and game rich areas in the whole park. Three quarters of the Selous is woodland of various types, short grassy plains and seasonally adjusted pans. The remainder consists of riverine forests and impenetrable thickets. The Rufiji River cuts it path through the park and supports ox-bow lakes, sandy terraces, wetlands and swamps – the Selous earns its reputation as one of the most outstanding eco-systems in East Africa.
With such a varied eco-system the Selous supports a large number of large mammals including large packs of African wild dog, endangered in most of Africa but thriving here; perhaps though the park is best known for its abundant and varied birdlife.
Walking and boat safaris, as well as the traditional game drives, are offered to visitors by the Selous’ small and intimate camps and lodges with little chance of coming across any other sign of human life.
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