Selous Game Reserve Safari

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Selous Wilderness Camp

Sleeps 15 in 7 rooms

Selous Wilderness Camp is situated along the edges of the wide, meandering Rufiji River which is one of the largest water systems in East...
Selous Wilderness Camp is situated along the edges of the wide, meandering Rufiji River which is one of the largest water systems in East Africa. With its associated wetlands, lakes and swamps, it is one of the most outstanding ecological systems in the whole of Eastern Africa. Due to this unique ecosystem, the Selous Game Reserve was designated as a World Heritage Site.

The home comforts of the Selous Wilderness Camp with its seven traditionally styled and spacious tents, the plush mess area with an eclectic mixture of solid wood furniture and leather sofas, and the attentive Tanzanian hospitality and service provided to the guests belies the isolation and wilderness of the camp’s location. The seven spacious en-suite tents are under expansive makuti thatch structure, all with views over the Rufiji River. There is a 20 m distance between the tents ensuring privacy and exclusivity. Each tent is traditionally styled and equipped with a fan and outside shower.

Covering approximately 50,000 square kilometres, the Selous is one of the largest protected areas in the world and also Africa’s oldest protected area. With its diverse habitat, the northern photographic tourism sector is one of the most beautiful and game-rich areas of this whole ecosytem. Three-quarters of the Selous consists of woodland of various types, short grassy plains and seasonally flooded pans. Selous is home to many animals including elephants, buffalo, hippopotamuses, wild dogs and lions. Although the Selous is best known for its spectacular mammals, it is equally celebrated for its abundant and varied bird life.

The river scenery around the camp is made all the more spectacular by dense riparian forests dotted with groves of borassus palms with their majestically swaying fronds. The Selous is probably Africa’s least known and wildest protected area, rich in game and varied habitat. Here our guest’s experience game viewing away from the maddening crowds, off the beaten track of the more well-worn safari circuits and from three distinctively different perspectives - on foot, by boat and by vehicle. Selous Wilderness Camp offers half and full-day river safaris, game drives and walking safaris with the occasional surprise bush picnic.
from R9318

The Retreat Selous

Sleeps 37 in 11 rooms

The Retreat, located in Northern Selous, is a 12-suite exquisite hideaway that offers complete seclusion in the heart of remote bushlands. ...
The Retreat, located in Northern Selous, is a 12-suite exquisite hideaway that offers complete seclusion in the heart of remote bushlands. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa and is widely accredited as being the most pristine wilderness and one of the secrets of Africa.

The 12 tented suites have been constructed in three independent units to correspond with the surrounding habitat, whilst guaranteeing privacy and romance. Each suite has its own private outdoor deck with a stunning outdoor antique copper bathtub. Ethnic elements, bespoke furnishings, African antiques, natural materials and precious stones have been blended to create a unique sense of comfort and natural luxury using principles of Feng Shui and the five elements in materials and interior design.

The Retreat appeals to those guests who crave adventure and authenticity. Whether it is hiking through the bush for several days, sleeping under the African sky in a fly camp complete with a private cook, butler and guide, or drifting down the Great Ruaha River in a canoe to view the vast array of birdlife, flora and fauna, The Retreat has something for everyone.

Private space, pace and different themes for exploring and experiencing wildlife and nature, seclusion and individual services to the highest standard in harmony with nature are the hallmarks of The Retreat.

Elephants, lions, black rhinos, leopards, wild dogs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles and more than 400 different birds can be seen among other wildlife. Guests at The Retreat are invited to share a rare intact ecosystem of Africa which is perfectly untouched and can be explored in many different ways.
from R18398

Nomad Tanzania - Kiba Point

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Kiba Point is a luxury camp situated on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. The location...
Kiba Point is a luxury camp situated on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. The location is ideal for adventurous couples, families and honeymooners who enjoy a safari vacation with more than just game drive.

The lodge consists of four private rooms each with en-suite bathrooms and a small plunge pool on the deck. The bathrooms have eco-flush toilets and showers with hot and cold running water. There are mosquito nets in the rooms and light is provided by solar energy. There are charging plugs available in the rooms. There is limited cell phone reception. Basic laundry facilities are available at the camp with ironing done with a coal iron.

The main area features a lounge, dining area and a bar with a swimming pool, outdoor barbecue are and sundowner spot on the river. Activities include game drives, fly camping, birding, walks, boating, fishing, bush picnics and a trip to the hot springs.

Rates include all activities on a private basis including game drives, walking safaris, fishing and boat trips; scheduled road transfers to and from Kiba airstrip; all drinks, except champagne and premium, wines and laundry.

The rates exclude park and game reserve fees; transfers within Selous, flights, gratuities, champagne and cellar wines, items of a personal nature, insurance, flying doctors and medical evacuation.

Kiba Point is closed 16 March to 31 May.
from R23047

Sable Mountain Lodge

Sleeps 33 in 10 rooms

Unassuming, Sable Mountain sits on the North West boundary of Selous Game Reserve.

Named after the rare and beautiful...
Unassuming, Sable Mountain sits on the North West boundary of Selous Game Reserve.

Named after the rare and beautiful Roosevelt Sable Antelope whose footprints were found on-site during construction in 1999, the lodge has six stone cottages and five tented rooms including two honeymoon suites. There is a great two story villa, fantastic for families and small groups, set on a hilltop with some of the best view in Selous.

The Lodge was built almost entirely by the Sable Mountain team, and one can meet most of the original members today. Relax for a drink in the unique and friendly “Landrover’s Return” pub before dinner and meet our founding members, who have a few stories to tell.

After a sunny game drive one can cool off in the pool or take a stroll down to our water hole and relax in our hideout, and see who comes down to the water to drink.
from R5162

Selous Kinga Lodge

Sleeps 30 in 10 rooms

Selous Kinga Lodge is another wonderful reason to visit the magical Southern Tanzania. This paradise-like retreat is strategically and...
Selous Kinga Lodge is another wonderful reason to visit the magical Southern Tanzania. This paradise-like retreat is strategically and exclusively positioned on the banks of the awesome Rufiji River, with the amazing Selous Game Reserve as the next door neighbours. Staying at this 20-bed safari lodge is an excellent and memorable experience filled with adventurous, wild nature moments by the day and romantic, relaxing ambiance by night.

Each cottage and tent is beautifully designed and furnished in a romantic, contemporary, African style and equipped with en-suite facilities, a private bathroom, a lounge, and a spacious bedroom area which is either double or twin bedded. There is also an outside veranda with comfortable seats to closely enjoy the sounds and smell of the African bush and the sightings of resident game passing by.

The amenities and services found in each cottage and tent are top-class and appropriate as expected in such a luxurious lodge. The main building in the central part of the lodge, with a good view of the river and the amazing sunsets, hosts the dining area, bar, lounge, library, and a well-stocked curio shop.

An eclectic mix of furniture gives Tetvia bar a Swahili coast feeling to it, while modern furniture in the lounge and dining area complement the fine dining experience created by the incredible chefs every day. It is a wonderful place to sit down, relax, share stories, plan for the next activity, have a chilled drink, and finally enjoy a sumptuous meal freshly prepared just for you.

A lovely designed swimming pool is available for a swim between activities and there are a good number of comfortable chaise loungers to relax on by the pool and soak in the refreshing rays of the African sun.
from R6089
Sand River Selous is located on the shore of the Rufiji River in the Selous Game reserve. The camp...
Sand River Selous is located on the shore of the Rufiji River in the Selous Game reserve. The camp is set on platforms overlooking the river. The location is ideal for adventurous couples, families and honeymooners who enjoy a safari vacation with more than just game drive.

The camp consists of five open ended thatched, stone chalets and three Hillside Suites. The rooms all have private en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and a flush toilet. There are mosquito nets around the beds. The luxurious suites include a private splash pool. The camp site has a separate bar area, swimming pool, shop and dining room.

Rooms are lit by low power voltage. Chargers are available in each room, and extra equipment can be charged in the manager’s office. There is limited cell phone reception in some areas. There are basic laundry facilities onsite with ironing done with a coal iron.

Activities include boating, fishing, picnics, hot springs, walking, game drives and bird watching.

Rates include all activities game drives, walking safaris, fishing and boat trips; scheduled road transfers to and from Kiba airstrip; all drinks, except champagne and premium, wines and laundry.

The rates exclude Game Reserve fees; transfers within Selous; flights, gratuities, champagne and cellar wines, items of a personal nature, insurance, flying doctors and medical evacuation.

Sand Rivers is closed 16 March to 31 May.
from R23047

Selous Serena Camp

Sleeps 48 in 12 rooms

Set amidst dense indigenous forests, the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360 degree views over the surrounding...
Set amidst dense indigenous forests, the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360 degree views over the surrounding bush, the widely spaced tents are presented in time-honoured safari style with natural thatch roofs, elegant Victorian-style bathrooms and private viewing decks. Luxuriously presented, each tent features an engaging mix of canvas walls, crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and elegant rosewood furniture.

The camp comprises 12 well-appointed tents positioned under individually grass thatched structures and luxuriously furnished with adjoining colonial bathrooms. All the tents are well positioned to offer optimum game viewing as well as privacy and exclusivity. All the tents are set on a wooden deck under a thatch covering.

The camp has a separate dining area and guest lounge overlooking the natural waterhole which is also lit in the evenings for night viewings. This is all complemented by an outside viewing deck and swimming pool. Slightly raised on timber decks, the open-sided dining room offers a selection of exclusive seating areas, an elegant library, a charming lounge and a safari bar.

Vast, pristine and largely undiscovered, the spectacular Selous Game Reserve is a World Heritage Site and the largest expanse of game reserve in Africa. Covering 55,000 square kilometres of rolling savannah, lakes, rivers and deltas, it is four times the size of the Serengeti and larger than the entire nation of Switzerland. Home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world, this unique wildlife arena also boasts some of the most exclusive and pioneering boating safaris that Africa has to offer.
from R10636

Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp

Sleeps 48 in 16 rooms

Covering an area of around 50,000 square kilometres, the Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected wildlife areas in the world. ...
Covering an area of around 50,000 square kilometres, the Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected wildlife areas in the world. Despite this great size, the reserve is largely uninhabited by man and is recognised as Africa’s largest unspoiled wilderness. In recognition of the unique ecological importance of the reserve, it was granted World Heritage Site status, by the United Nations in 1982. Very little development has taken place in the Selous, and this makes it most natural wilderness remaining in Africa today.

The reserve contains a wide variety of wildlife habitats, which include open grasslands, acacia and miombo woodlands, riverine forests, and swamps. It is home to thousands of the big mammals, hundreds of bird species, countless small animals, and many reptile varieties.

The River Rufiji is the main feature in the Selous Game Reserve, with main tributaries twisting and turning across the flood plains as the river runs towards the Indian Ocean. The river's delta contains the largest mangrove forest in the world. Boat Safaris on the river and on the adjacent lakes are a special way to observe wildlife and to see some of the best scenery in the reserve. Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes, and a large variety of water birds such as herons, kingfishers, and geese are abundant in and around the river.

Hidden amongst dense forest and on the bank of the Rufiji River, Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp provides the most breath taking views as down arises and a whole new adventure is about to begin. Overlooking the Rufiji River. When you arrive at the camp, you are welcomed in the grand reception hall which is adjacent to the bar and restaurant overlooking the banks of the Rufiji River.

Selous Mbuyu Camp consists of 16 large and luxurious tented chalets. Its spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the nature surroundings. All tents have twin beds that can be converted into doubles, with en-suite bathrooms. The tents are fully equipped with interior and exterior fans, mobile air-conditioning, a cupboard, a safety deposit box, working desk and chair, and two reading chairs. Your en-suite bathroom is provided with filtered water for power showers, hot water heater and a separate WC. Each tent features a river facing patio with easy chairs for river viewing.

Throughout the day food and drinks are available from the restaurant and bar area. The Safari Dinner is served in the restaurant overlooking the Rufiji River. The chef prepares a daily menu, and at times will cook to order. All excursions include limited drinks and snacks as part of the package.
from R4633

Azura Selous

Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Amara is a luxury tented lodge situated in the heart of the Selous wilderness, in Southern Tanzania. The lodge overlooks the rapids of the...
Amara is a luxury tented lodge situated in the heart of the Selous wilderness, in Southern Tanzania. The lodge overlooks the rapids of the Great Ruaha River and its resident hippo. We provide guests with lavish comfort in the middle of the African bush and slow safari’s in Selous.

Amara is intimate and perfect for honeymoons and romantic breaks, or even a family safari. We have a stunning swimming pool and 12 tented suites that all come with their own plunge pools. The suites are air-conditioned with large king-size beds and comfortable furniture. Opulent stone bathrooms compliment the luxurious suites, with inside and outside showers.

We offer spa treatments and have a host of activities to keep you entertained, as well as conference facilities that is ideal for small groups. Aside from game drives, walking safaris and river excursions; the camp also offers bush breakfasts and dinners, along with sundowner boat rides.
from R15883

Selous Sunset Lodge

Sleeps 51 in 9 rooms

Selous Sunset Lodge is located outside the eastern Mtemere Gate of the Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania, on the banks of the Rufiji...
Selous Sunset Lodge is located outside the eastern Mtemere Gate of the Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania, on the banks of the Rufiji River.

The lodge offers guests a choice of staying in one of four en-suite Rooms or the Campsite, with all meals included in the rate and some activities at an additional cost. The Rooms are furnished with comfortable double beds and twin beds, and they have en-suite bathrooms with skylight showers. Tents are provided for those who choose to camp and the sites share the use of a men’s and ladies’ ablution block with showers. A kitchen area is also available with a table and a basin for doing the dishes. Please note that bookings for children below six years are not encouraged due to the proximity of wild animals around the lodge, and guests are encouraged to take precautions against malaria.

Guests can go on a boating or fishing safari, a nature and cultural walk depending on the season, or do some birdwatching. Various animals and birds are residents at the lodge, such as the black and white colobus monkey, the elephant shrew and weaver birds. Full day game drives can also be done in the Selous Game Reserve.
from R2647
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