Welcome to the Selous Game Reserve

Selous River Camp is a small, award-winning safari lodge, set within forest high above the Rufiji River on the very edge of the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. Offering comfortable accommodation and a range of safaris, the lodge is known for its personal service, magical atmosphere and, of course, the spectacular view of the river with its many hippos and crocs.

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Enjoy a stunning african sunset on a boat safari...
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The Selous is home to 40,000 Hippos
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Relax overnight in a comfortable "Mudhut" overlooking the river
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Relax overnight in a comfortable "Mudhut" overlooking the river
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Explore the Selous Game Reserve on an exciting Game Drive...
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Get up close to some of earth's most amazing wildlife.
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Be fascinated on an adventurous walking safari.


Selous River Camp At A Glance...

Accommodation and Amenities

  • 9 Comfortable "Mudhut" Rooms, located along the riverbank, with en-suite bathrooms, solar-power electricity and fans.
  • 4 Simple Tents for budget travellers located in the forest with separate bathrooms and solar-power lighting.
  • Bathrooms with hot running water, showers and flushing toilets.
  • WiFi in discreet public areas.
  • Swimming Pool overlooking the river.
  • Well-stocked Riverbank Bar, Dining Area and Open-air Firepit.

Safaris and Activities

  • Game Drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicles
  • Boat Safaris - sunset, dawn and full-day inside the Selous Game Reserve.
  • Walking Safaris inside the Selous Game Reserve with armed ranger.
  • Cultural Tours to Mloka Village
  • Fishing Trips
  • Safari Packages including accommodation, safaris and Selous Game Reserve entry fees available.

Practical Information

  • Open season from June to February.
  • Children of any age welcome.
  • Special dietary requirements happily accommodated with advance notice.
  • Laundry service available.
  • Power: Generator and Solar (charging point for batteries available at the bar)
  • Camp Location: Mtemere Border of Selous Game Reserve - GPS co-ordinates: 07°45'41.3"S, 38°13'43.3"E
  • Reach the camp by car from Dar es Salaam via Kibiti (6hrs, transfers available) or flight.
  • Closest Airstrip: Mtemere (Selous Lower).


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Selous River Camp

Located alongside the vast and untamed Selous Game Reserve, Selous River Camp - which is known for its friendly and personal service - offers a choice of accommodation, featuring comfortable "mudhut" rooms with en-suite bathrooms and beautiful views over the river; or more simple tents for the budget-minded traveller.

Guests are treated to meals prepared from fresh local produce and served in a thatched, open-plan dining area, high on the riverbank. An authentic and intimate safari is experienced in the Selous, with game drives in open-sided safari cruisers, walking safaris through the Game Reserve and unforgettable boat safaris on the lakes of the Selous and the Rufiji River.

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