Is 490 km. south-west of Dar es salaamu and it takes about 40 minutes to fly to the reserve from Dar es Salaamu or 4 hours by TAZARA. It contains some of Africa’s largest and most important population of elephants, buffaloes and hunting dogs. Other large mammals that are found there include Roosevelt’s sable (rarely seen), rhinos, hippos, giraffes, elands, sable antelopes, white faced wildebeest, waterbucks, warthogs, leopards and lions (which are darker in colour than their coousins in the northern circuits). The selous male lions also have short, almost punk-like manes, very different from other lions in Africa.