Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro are renowned for some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. However a trip to Southern Tanzania has enormous untapped potential for viewing wildlife. In November 2009 we took a light aircraft out of Dar es Salaam. Flying to Tanzania’s   Selous Game Reserve  and then on to Ruaha National Park. Organised by Foxes Safari, a really professional outfit. The game in these reserves are not as dense as some of the other areas in Africa. Partly due the the vast areas covered, Selous alone being the same size as Switzerland. Around the Rufiji River Camp there were good populations of Elephants and Lion plus the elusive African Wild Dog which we were lucky to get very close to on our second morning..

Sleeping Lion in Tanzania's Selous Game reserve

At Ruaha we stayed at the wonderful Ruaha River lodge literally surrounded by big game. Breakfast always proved interesting manoeuvring through the numerous elephants to get to the eating area. Despite not locating any Leopards the highlight must be the Lion kill on the track in front of us. Which provided great photographic opportunities.