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26
January
2012

The Great Selous - the man who inspired Tanzania's biggest game reserve

On January 4th, 1917 in the area of BehoBeho, German East Africa, a German sniper took the life of one of the great hunters and conservationists, a friend of Cecil Rhodes and Teddy Roosevelt and the inspiration for Allan Quatarmain of King Solomon’s Mines fame. He was buried close to where he fell and his grave is still there in what is now the country of Tanzania and the great national park that bears his name 



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