The Mwalimu Nyerere National Park (Formerly known as Selous,) occupying an enormous land area of 30,500 sq. km. is the largest Reserve in the Africa, an uninhabited area the size of Switzerland. The reserve is one of the Africa’s greatest wilderness where the forest and bush are untamed and the animals unmolested by man. It contains some of the largest Elephant in Africa, Crocodiles as well as vast numbers of wildlife.
The Reserve was named after Captain Frederick Courtenay Selous a former hunter and ivory trader in South Africa and first world war British 25th Royal Fusilier commander who defended the territory until he was shot by a sniper bullet on January 4th 1917. When the war was finally won by the British he was described as a Prince among Men and he was honored by having the Shamba la Bibi renamed for him.
Safari Camps including Rufiji River Camp, Beho Beho Camp, Stigler’s Gorge Camp and Mbuyu Safari Camp, provide comfortable accommodation and cuisine. It’s only in the Selous that one can have game drive, Boat and walking safaris together. The reserve is inaccessible during the rainy season – March to May due to floods. The best time to visit the reserve is from June to October.