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Selous Safari Camp Fly-Camping

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Strictly only for the adventurous. Fly-Camping has very little do with flies or flying and the exact origin of the term is undiscovered. It could however relate to the fact that the camper is becoming a bit like a fly-on-the-wall, observing the night through a mosquito-netted tent, being fairly undetected by the resident wildlife. Selous Game Reserve is a 45,000km² haven of wildlife which boasts Africa’s largest buffalo population as well as ever increasing numbers of elephants. It is Africa’s largest game reserve, and contains a number of different camps- by far the most intriguing experience is the Fly-Camping. The fly-camping is usually a one or two-day expedition, with an armed guide. In the daytime, the guide with lead you into the bush on a wildlife trek. In the evening, dinner is cooked at the campfire before campers retire into their tents.

Stargazing under the African sky while lying on your bed is an unforgettable experience. For those a bit uneasy about the exposure levels of the tent, the calls of the nocturnal beasts are sure to lull them to sleep in no time at all. Or maybe not. The reserve is also home to over 440 bird species, monkeys, giraffes and predators such as lions and cheetahs- there is also an opportunity to track the latter on foot.

Written by  Andrea Meyer.

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