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The Selous (pronounced “Selou”) Game Reserve is the largest wildlife reserve in Africa and one of the largest in the world, covering more than 21,000 square miles. (Think of a square, 460 miles on a side.) Located in southern Tanzania, if has long been a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is filled with a large number of the African animals normally associated with East Africa, but it is also particularly rich in its bird population, with 350 species of birds recorded.

Sunset from Impala Camp, Selous 1653

Sunset from Impala Camp, Selous 1653

Rufiji River 1656

Rufiji River 1656

Rufiji River 1624

Rufiji River 1624

African Golden Weaver 2128

African Golden Weaver 2128

Little Bee-eaters 1893

Little Bee-eaters 1893

Lilac Breasted Roller 3138

Lilac Breasted Roller 3138

African Jacana 2006

African Jacana 2006

Black-winged Stilt 1695

Black-winged Stilt 1695

Crowned Hornbill 1644

Crowned Hornbill 1644

Egyptian Geese 1745

Egyptian Geese 1745

Fish Eagle 1908

Fish Eagle 1908

African Spoonbill 1710

African Spoonbill 1710

African Spoonbill 1715

African Spoonbill 1715

African Spoonbill 1716

African Spoonbill 1716

African Spoonbill 1717

African Spoonbill 1717

Yellow-billed Stork 1949

Yellow-billed Stork 1949

Yellow-billed Stork 1954

Yellow-billed Stork 1954

Maasai Giraffe 1833

Maasai Giraffe 1833

Maasai Giraffe 2076

Maasai Giraffe 2076

Lioness 1797

Lioness 1797