Selous, only 200 km West of Dar es Salaam, far south of Hatari and Shu’mata, is amazingly diverse, vast and well watered – a habitat that has the right ingredients to enable the land to hold an unusually high number of animals of all shapes and sizes and to support an extraordinary array of different vegetation types. Here we find over half of Tanzania’s elephant population. From the Rufiji River, one of its major attractions, which is home to one of the largest crocodile and hippo populations in Africa, swarming with fish which in turn bring about some of the world’s best water birding, we continue to Ruaha with its rugged and harsh landscape, situated in the South-West of Tanzania. It sprawls within and along an ancient arm of the Great Rift Valley, covering a unique transition zone, where Eastern and Southern species of both fauna and flora are found. Ruaha’s greatest secret lies in its extraordinary diversity of animals, plants and birds therefore.
*We recommend the months of july until october and december until march for your travel.