The huge Selous Game Reserve covers 5% of Tanzania’s land area and is one of the most remote reserves in Africa. Uninhabited except for its lodges, this conservation area is not subject to national park restrictions and therefore allows excellent opportunities for walking safaris, boat safaris and off road safaris. Attracting both migratory and resident Eastern and Southern African wildlife, accommodation is in high quality, low impact lodges. The mighty Rufiji River, which flows through the Selous year round, is home to an abundance of aquatic and bird life. Along its shores, hippo and crocodile are frequently seen and away from the river, the surprisingly colourful and green landscape is home to large numbers of elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard and is thought to be one of the last strongholds of the wild dog.
Chada Katavi sits on the edge of the wide Chada Plain, under a canopy of acacia and tamarind trees and is a magnet for wildlife. The six luxurious tents are wide and spacious, with large shade net windows to let in light and air.