Selwo is a zoo and safari park where you can see some amazing wild animals in beautiful surroundings. It is not a safari park like you’d see in the UK as you don’t take in your car. You park outside (there’s ample parking) and then go in by foot, so in that sense it is more like a zoo. However, they are very hot on conservation and animal welfare and have large enclosures which try to replicate the natural habitat as much as possible, so it’s more than your average zoo.
The park is split up into habitat zones where similar animals can live together. There’s a bird canyon, central village and lake reserve, as well as what they call Nature Gateway at the beginning with a little farm, aviary and lots of lovely animals.
There are some beautiful birds, reptiles and snakes, but the highlights are the big game animals such as the White Rhino, Angolan Giraffe, Asian Elephants and the majestic Lions.
They also have some really cool activities and exhibitions which are included in the ticket price such as a chance to meet the cheetahs, lemurs, lions, giraffes and snakes, a birds and small mammals demonstration and a biodiversity workshop. These are once a day in the different areas, check the website for the times and where to go.