TANZANIA. The Selous Game Reserve. Sand Rivers Lodge run by conservation minded Nomad Tanzania, is on the banks of the Rufiji river. One of the last remaining pristine true wilderness areas in the world. Named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, The Selous was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature. The reserve covers a total area of 54,600 square kilometres, the largest in Africa, no permanent human habitation or permanent structures are permitted. All entry and exit is carefully controlled by the Tanzanian Game Dept.
Unlike other Reserves it is possible to go on Safari by foot. A team of staff set up ahead temporary camps along the way during walks that can take up to two weeks. Bernard and Marion Wilson, from Wales chose to walk for five days with experienced armed guide Remtula Nassary.