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 o 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.
4 days of superb wildlife viewing in Selous in southern Tanzania is followed by 2 days to explore Stone Town on Zanzibar, then 3 nights at an Indian Ocean beach lodge. A wonderful trip at a great price.
"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."