The Selous, a UNESCO World Heritage site is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of the world’s largest unspoiled wildernesses, its 54,600 square kilometers home to the continent’s largest populations of elephants and wild dogs – and huge numbers of buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and lions.
Walking safaris are permitted in the Selous, and boat trips on the Rufiji are a popular activity.
This region tends to be more seasonal, open from June to end of March and closed for the long rain season due to the black cotton soil making many of the roads impassable.
It's the largest of the National parks, located in the middle of Tanzania, accessible by car from Iringa or the Msembe airstrip.
The park is part of a more extensive ecosystem, which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve, and several other protected areas.
Believed to home the highest concentration of elephants and a habitat for endangered wild dogs.
Other animals in the park include lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, elands, impala, bat eared foxes and Jackals.
Located in the center of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani and Zanzibar, Saadani, it is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea.
With a hot and humid coastal climate it offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a culturally fascinating setting.
With over 30 larger mammals species, numerous reptiles and birds, many species of fish, Green turtles, Humpback whales and dolphins ( also are nearby.
A truly unique East African safari experience off the beaten path, with far less tourists.