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THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE

The Selous game reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. It was named after englishman sir frederick selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died at behobeho inthis territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during world war i.In a fitting tribute, it is also one of Tanzania’s three world heritage sites.

Large numbers of elephants, black rhinoceroses, cheetahs,giraffes, hippopotamuses and crocodiles live in this immense sanctuary, whichmeasures 50,000 km2 and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. The park hasa variety of vegetation zones, ranging from dense thickets to open woodedgrasslands.