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.