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Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania

Map showing the location of Selous Game Reserve world heritage site in Tanzania Area: 44,800 km2

Inscribed: 1982

Criteria: (ix) ecological processes; (x) biodiversity

Values: Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa - a vast wilderness in southern Tanzania, covering an area slightly larger than Switzerland.  The landscape is generally flat with rolling hills and alluvial valleys, ranging in altitude from around 80 to 1,300 metres, and supporting a range of woodland communities, thickets, gallery forests, swamps and alluvial floodplains.  It supports vast herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffe, hippopotamuses, ungulates crocodiles and other species, and is one of the last strongholds of the black rhino.


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The Selous Game Reserve world heritage site (Tanzania) is one of the great strongholds of the African elephantAn enormous Nile crocodile slides down the sandy bank of the Rufiji river in the The Selous Game Reserve world heritage site (Tanzania)Customised safari vehicles enable visitors to penetrate the wildernes in the Selous Game Reserve world heritage site (Tanzania)Meandering across a wide alluvial floodplain, the great Rufiji river cuts through the Selous Game Reserve world heritage site (Tanzania) 



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