Sprawled over an area of 55,000 square kms this starkly beautiful World Heritage Site harbours a wealth of wildlife with over 60,000 elephants, large packs of wild dogs, and a prominent number of lions, leopards, crocodiles and hippos, among other denizens. The variety of environment, teeming with exotic flora and fauna, lends Selous an almost lyrical appeal. It is a naturalist’s delight, a photographer’s triumph, a painter’s ideal a poet’s love song. It is a great draw for wildlife enthusiasts, especially those with a taste for adventure who dare to invade the privacy of the inhabitants.