Selous Safari Camp
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The 9-tent Selous Luxury Camp is spread along the lake shore and has its own sitting, dining area, and swimming pool, providing a very personal and intimate safari experience.
Selous Safari Camp has the prime position at the centre of the unique riverine and lake complex, with the highest concentration of African wildlife and myriad birdlife. There are no fences and no artificial modifications to the natural fauna and so animals wander freely through the camp.
Rooms & Suites:
Selous Safari Camp is designed to blend in with the spectacular natural scenery in what is one of the most photogenic areas of the Selous Game Reserve. Each of the nine safari tents sits atop its own raised timber platform, affording guests an unmatched experience of the African bush. Tents have been designed with widest side to front, to maximize views and breeze.
6ft wide double beds with bedside tables & lamps. Ceiling fans and ambient 240v lighting. En suite bathrooms with double brass basins, cupboard space and dressing area. Adjoining shower area open to the stars.
Two verandas - one to front off the bedroom, second off rear of tent
Food & Wine:
Dining area and bar raised on viewing platform, with large comfortable sofas, and wildlife reference library. Table d'hote dining makes the most of African influences and local fresh fruit, vegetables & spices
Dining area and bar raised on viewing platform, with large comfortable sofas, and wildlife reference library. Table d'hote dining makes the most of African influences and local fresh fruit, vegetables & spices. Private swimming pool set in shade with day beds and towels.
Game drives; For drives there are open four-wheeled drive vehicles, specially adapted for close-up game viewing, which make for exhilarating early morning and evening forays into the surrounding bush. Each vehicle is in the charge of expert well trained guides who are on hand to explain everything from unusual animal behaviour to rare and elusive species of birds and even the life cycle of termites. This is the most common activity and lets you get nice and close to some of the most spectacular animals which walk the earth.
Boat safaris; The boat safaris are conducted in sturdy metal boats with a powerful outboard motor on the back and a covered canopy. Each boat safari is guided by a boatman who has grown up on the river and knows all the little nooks and crannies where a boat can sneak through like the back of his hand. They are also well aware of hippo and crocodile behaviour having spent so many years safely guiding people between them. The boat safaris provide some of the best water birding in Africa as well as getting up close and personal to hippos and crocs which swarm through the river system, be they wallowing in the water or basking on the banks.
Walking safaris; Another unique opportunity the Selous has to offer is the possibility of doing a walking safari through the bush. These guided walks are the only activity which leaves very early due to the need to avoid the sun and the heat of midday. Walks leave at 6:30 am accompanied with a watchman and a fully qualified armed guide. The pace is not fast and the ground covered is nothing great. It is a gentle stroll through the wilderness with emphasis more on the little things which are very much neglected from vehicle. The possibility of seeing lions or wild dogs on foot is greatly reduced however elephant sightings are very common and to walk relatively close and safely with these animals is one of natures greatest thrills. The walking concentrates more on ecology, tracking, dung identification, medicinal uses of trees, birds and generally interpreting the bush giving guests a much greater, broader understanding of nature. Not to be missed!
- Camp Information
- - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- - Location; Selous Game Reserve
- - Lodge size; 9 tents suites
- - Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
- Camp Highlights
- - Game Drives
- - Boat safaris
- - Walking safaris
- - Birding
- - Photography
- Rates on Request
- Rates form part of Tanzania Safari itinerary
- Per person per night sharing
- Rates are in US Dollar
- Rates form part of safari itinerary
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Flights (return);
- UK - TANZ; from £ 515
- USA - TANZ; from $ 1128
- EUR - TANZ; from € 670
- Subject to availability & T&C's