Stay at Rufiji River Camp, Selous Game Reserve
Rufiji River Camp is a friendly and unpretentious camp. It has a great location perched above the Rufiji river and friendly guides. An ideal for your first stop on safari.
Rufiji River Camp, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Rufiji River Camp was the first camp to be built in the Selous. It is still immensely popular and a great camp to stay in offering value for money. The camp is situated in the eastern end of the park on high banks overlooking the Rufiji River. The river in front of the lodge is alive with hippo and crocodile and also attracts a large number of elephant to drink.
Each tent is simple but spacious with Zanzibari beds, mosquito nets, wardrobes, writing desks and en-suite bathrooms. The verandas have canvas safaris chairs on which families of vervet monkeys like to sleep. There are also three new family suites. Each of these have two large tents which are each ensuite, built onto one platform which has a sitting area and a small private plungepool. These are ideal for families or couples travelling together.
In the main lodge area, there is a friendly bar with stunning sunset views over the river, camp fire pit with lots of chairs and an open sided dining room with plentiful food. There is also a shaded swimming pool to cool off in during the heat of the day. Activities from Rufiji River Camp are well organised and varied. It is possible to enjoy half and full day game drives in open 4WD's, walking safaris and superb boat trips on the Rufiji River and nearby lakes.
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