Wild and unspoilt, with diverse safari experiences

The Selous is all about a wild, authentic safari experience, full of adventure and the charm of days gone by. As Africa’s largest game reserve, it is a real wilderness in the lesser-visited south of Tanzania, where there's the chance to spot the Big Five, wild dogs and huge pods of hippo – and not just on traditional 4x4 game drives. Here, bush walks and boating safaris take place amongst forest, bushland and by the mighty Rufiji River, providing varied and rewarding game experiences; the way that safaris were originally intended.

Kuoni Insider

In the Selous, there’s much more than game drives. My first bush breakfast was a real wow moment – our guide found a perfect spot with views of the river, where he set up table and chairs and laid out a feast of a breakfast.

As we ate we watched hippos wallowing, saw crocodiles bathing and listened to the birds singing. Our lodge also offered a walking safari with trained guides. Here we learnt about tracking different animals, working out where they had roamed during the previous night, what they had eaten and how they had slept. It was fascinating hearing about the great African bush and our guides’ experiences.

Heather Simmons
Personal Travel Expert, Chichester

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