Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve is located on one of the oldest geological regions in the world, the Tanzania Craton, which was formed three billion years ago.
The Rufiji River is the largest river in Tanzania, stretching 600km between the East African Plateau and the Indian Ocean.
Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve: at 55,000km² it is four times the size of the world-famous Serengeti.
Selous Game Reserve was first designated a protected area in 1896, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.
A third of all the wildlife in Tanzania can be found in Selous Game Reserve, including 108,000 buffalo and 40,000 hippos.
Selous is one of the most important protected habitats for elephants in Africa, and once contained the largest number of elephants in the world.