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About Selous Wilderness Camp

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.

Important information:

If you need transport to the camp, we can arrange you a road transfer from and to Dar es Salaam for $ 450 per car (return transfer, maximum 6 persons in one car). On the way you can stop for lunch if you wish.

Our prices do not include Selous Game Reserve Fees or the Tourism Development Levy ($1.50 per person per night).

Game Reserve Fees are priced as follows:
Entry Fees - payable for game drives inside the park:
* Adult Entry per day = $76.70
* Child Entry (5-17) per day = $53.10
Other Fees:
* Boating Fee = $5.90 (payable per person for full day boat safari)
* Landing Fee = $11.80 (payable per person when you arrive by plane)

Individual activities are priced as follows:
NB: Rates are per person.
* Full Day Game Drive = $96
* Half Day Game Drive = $48
* Boat Safari = $36
* Walking Safari = $30

Safari: Our guest’s will 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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 25
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English

Availability and pricing

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  • Canvas Tents Canvas Tents Sleeps 3 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 5 Spacious en-suite tents hugged by expansive makuti roofs. Set distances apart from each other guests are able to enjoy... see more
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      • Family Tent Family Tent Sleeps 5 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2 Two Large Family Tents provide guests with a variety of surprises, textures and comforts. Set distances apart from each... see more
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          Selous Wilderness Camp is 152.8km from the centre of Selous Game Reserve , the nearest airport 146.2km (Julius Nyerere International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling