Camp Location

07°45'41.3"S ... 38°13'43.3"E

Selous River Camp is located on the very edge of the Selous Game Reserve, overlooking the spectacular Rufiji River.

The camp is set overlooking the river, within woodland commonly visited by (among other wildlife) three species of monkey, herds of elephant and a huge variety of birdlife.

Being the closest camp to the Selous Game Reserve, located right on the border, means guests avoid long drives to the entrance gate and save money on Selous Game Reserve fees.

Travelling to the Selous is easy, keep reading for how you can get to us:

By Air:

Flights can be easily booked online and several airlines fly to the Selous, including Coastal Aviation, Auric Air, and Safari Air Link. Flights last around 45 minutes from Dar es Salaam to our local airstrip Selous Lower (Mtemere) and it's also possible to fly to/from Zanzibar and other areas in Tanzania. As the airstrip is located within the Selous Game Reserve, there is a landing fee to pay on arrival of $11.80 per person which we would charge to your invoice if you arrive by plane. We can collect you from the airstrip and drive you short the 10 minutes through the game reserve back to camp free of charge.

By Car:
The drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous River Camp is 230km and takes around six hours by car. 100km of the road (from Kibiti to camp) is bush road. It is also possible to reach us via Morogoro, Kisaki and Matambwe.

Google Map showing directions.

By Our Transfer Car:
We are happy to book road transfers for you with an independent company. (Please note that the transfers are not operated by Selous River Camp and Selous River Camp will not be held responsible for the service provided by or the negligence or misconduct of that company.) The car and driver can collect you from anywhere in Dar es Salaam at anytime between 6am and 12pm, including picking you up from Dar es Salaam airport. The company we work with charges $295 (per vehicle, not per person!) for this service. It may also be worth contacting tour companies to compare pricing, please see our resources page for companies we recommend.

By Bus:
There is a local bus which leaves Dar es Salaam (Temeke Majaribio/Mbagala Kanisani area) at around 7am daily and drives to Mloka village, where we can collect you free of charge. The bus is not the most reliable source of transport and is quite uncomfortable - and as a result we don't recommend it unless you are an adventurous traveller!

By Train:
Sadly, we cannot offer pick up from any of the train stations in the North of the Selous. The timetable of the train means that the train arrives in the evening. As we are not permitted to drive after dark in the Selous we are unable to bring you back to camp in time.

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