Bypass the Serengeti for This Little-Visited Region of Tanzania; Lacy Morris; Vogue

Tanzania – Selous Game Reserve

In southern Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park are largely untouched by tourism, and full of wildlife. Two new safari experiences make the area an even more enticing destination.

The Serengeti is easily one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Its vast plains sprawl over 5,700 square miles and its otherworldly animal migration is—some lists say—one of the New Wonders of the World. But its tourism numbers reflect that. According to the Tanzania Tourist Board, nearly 1.3 million people visit the country annually, a large percentage of which beeline to the herds of the Serengeti, a rush that seems herdlike in its own right. The others stick close to the north—the Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Lake Manyara—and the island of Zanzibar in the east.

But the bottom half of the country is largely untouched by tourism

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