SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNALISTS IMMPRESSED BY SELOUS GAME RESERVE
By: Geofrey Tengeneza- Selous
A visiting team of journalists from Public and Private Media houses in South Africa who are currently in a three days tour in Tanzania have impressed by the tourist attractions found in Selous game reserve including the wildlife as well as different species of birds.
The lions and elephants which are among the big five became extremely exciting attraction to most of the journalists to the extent of disclosing that it was their first time ever to see live the animals in their natural life in the bush and forest as they just used to watch them in films and sometimes in television stations.
The media practitioners from South Africa who prior to evening cruise boat trip along Rufiji river, they paid a visit to the grave of captain F.C Selous an English man lived in the area some many years back who was killed by Germans in the First World War and buried in the same area, and whose name is the origin the game reserve.
The fam trip for these journalists who arrived on 10th June 2014 is organized by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) and supported by Serena hotels and the fast jet. Apart from Selous game reserve the team will also have a one day visit to stone town in Zanzibar.
Meanwhile five journalists from different TV stations in United Emirates of Arabs are currently in Selous game reserve after ending a fam trip in Serengeti National Park. They are expected to also pay a visit to Zanzibar.
The press trip for the journalists is organized by the Tanzania Tourist Board is meant for promotion of Tanzania tourist attractions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and overseas at large.