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Selous Wilderness Camp

Selous & the South

Rating: Mid-range    

Selous Wilderness Camp overview

If you want to get away from the crowds and spend time enjoying the safari lifestyle, Selous Wilderness Camp is for you. The camp is on the southern bank of the Rufiji River, a quiet location well away from other camps and lodges. 

Days at Selous Wilderness Camp revolve around game drives. These are timed to conicide with peak animal activity and depart just after dawn returning mid-morning, and then in the late afternoon returning to camp after dark. Boat trips and guided walks supplement these drives to give you a comprehensive safari experience. All activities benefit from your guide's experience and expertise.  

There are seven walk-in safari tents, set sufficiently far apart to ensure privacy. Inside they are spacious and comfortable, with ample storage space, fans to keep them cool, and an en-suite bathroom with two stone hand basins plus an outdoor safari shower. Each tent has a veranda facing the river wth seats and a hammock, ideal for unwinding between safaris.

There is a central lounge and dining area under cover and within sight of the river where hippos can often be observed. This is a great place to kick back and enjoy conversations with fellow guests or catch up with some reading. Staff enjoy arranging special al fresco meals, a chance for you to appreciate some of their favourite locations, Back in camp there's a swimming pool where yoy can escape the heat of the sun and enjoy some gentle exercise.  


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Selous Wilderness and Zanzibar
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Four days of superb wildlife viewing in Selous in southern Tanzania is followed by 5 nights at an Indian Ocean beach lodge. A wonderful trip at a great price.

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client reviews

Mr. Marcus Rutherford

"Since the camp was pretty much washed away, and I did not get to stay there, it has to have been terrible, right? actually this is unfair, as I was put up in the very comfortable Rufiji River Camp which was no great hardship at all, and the birding in the area was great."

Ms. Diane Blakeley (18/02/2020)
"At the last minute, we were not able to stay at Selous Wilderness Camp as it was inundated with water - the short rains have been very heavy this year and the river very high. Consequently we were moved to Rufiji River Camp, which was excellent. It has the advantage of being inside the park, where distance between camps is regulated, with the nearest one 3 miles away, whereas outside the park the camps can be less than a mile apart. Rufiji is very well managed, has a fantastic chef who produced amazingly good meals, guides who are professional and personable and perfectly trained staff. Our tent was spacious and comfortable, set nicely apart from others. We loved it there."
Mr. John Chalmers
"You were honest in your description of the resort and yes rustic but was what we wanted. It is a little tired and needing attention and I understand that some refurbishment will be undertaken now during the rainy season. The resort was still very clean and comfortable. We loved the people , the service, the food and ambience. Whats not to love.... only the ants that try to bite you but we learned to avoid :) "
J Nash
"We were lucky enough to have the camp to ourselves. All the staff looked after us tremendously well, and took a shine to the boys (13 and 11). Knowledgeable and friendly, Anton looked after us on our safaris, bush walk and excursion to Mlokwa village. Always welcoming and friendly, Gustavo and Sifuni served all our food and drinks; we never met the two chefs but their food was plentiful and delicious. The boatman and the askaris were equally friendly. We slept well in the attractive safari-style tent bedroom, and enjoyed listening to the noisy bushbabies above us and hippo in the river. The only downside for the boys was that the pool was out of action, after recent flooding. The approach to the camp (via the river) on the makeshift 'bridge' was interesting - it took some concentration but we didn't fall in! There wasn't always enough water for the 4 of us to shower but it didn't detract from the holiday. "

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