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Africa is born in you

10 March 2016

I had heard the name Selous spoken about, as if it was a distant land from another world. I knew very little of this place…. its history, its character, its meaning… its soul. This vast land with its forests, bushland, river ways and lakes were completely unknown to me, hiding a wealth of wildlife and history beneath its canopies.

(Image 1. Hippos emerge from Lake Tagalala at dusk to graze)

The first time you go to Selous, you feel like you have gone back in time a few thousand years. Just a short plane ride from the bustling city of Dar Es Salaam, it doesn't take long until you can't see a single trace of human kind. Now you know you are alone…. now you know you are in Africa…. now you know you are in the Selous. This vast land stretches across 4 regions in Tanzania and is as large as Switzerland. Full of Elephant, Hippo, Lion, Crocodile, Buffalo, Wild Dog, Leopard and more, The Selous offers an experience you can't get anywhere else. You are able to drive all day and not see a single car. It makes you feel like you are the only person there, sharing its incredible stories only with you - stories that will stay in your heart forever.

(Image 2. A Sandpiper keeping an eye out as he walks though the water)

(Image 3. A Northern Carmine Bee-eeter waits on his branch for insects to jump away from the car)

(Image 4. A Wild Dog catches his breath in the heat of the day)

Even though i was born in Africa, i feel like i have only recently experienced the true Africa. The untouched land that has hypnotised and dazzled explorers for centuries. I look forward to sharing my stories with you over the next few years, and hopefully see you all here soon!

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