Selous Safari Camp is located on the bank of the Rufiji River, which flows through the Selous Game reserve. It offers accommodation in very comfortable, spacious tents made of canvas and thatch, all of which are colourfully furnished and built on raised platforms. They each feature an en suite with flush toilet and a shady veranda on which you can relax during the heat of the day as you watch game down by the river bed.
The camp’s dining deck looks right over the river, giving you a fantastic view to enjoy over breakfast, while bush babies can be spotted leaping through trees close to the dining area in the evening. There's also a shady pool area, again with views over the river, which provides a lovely respite from the heat of the day between game activities.
There are just a handful of tents in total, spanning two categories. Most are Standard Tents, which are simple but comfortable and tastefully furnished. The Deluxe Tents are larger in size and feature private plunge pools at the front, overlooking the river, where you can watch the birdlife and people from the local village as they fish from their boats. All tents have en suite bathrooms with hot water and flush toilets, as well as a veranda for private relaxation.
The camp is situated just outside Selous Game Reserve, which is a 20 minute drive away and is where you'll enjoy most of your activities.
Food and Drink
Breakfast includes a continental buffet, as well as the option of a hot breakfast cooked to order. You can enjoy a drink on the deck while watching the sun go down, or as you sit around the fire before heading to the main deck for a private candle lit dinner, served to you by the waiter assigned to you for your stay.
Children over the age of five are welcome at Selous Riverside Camp. Tents can have either twin or double beds, with the option to create a triple room for larger families.
Special romantic dinners can be served for honeymoon couples in front of their rooms for a more private, intimate experience.
Facilities and Activities
The activities offered from Selous Riverside Safari Camp include game drives, boat safaris and walking safaris in Selous Game Reserve, as well as a tour of the local village and fishing in the river, which is available from June to October. A laundry service is available, as well as Wi-Fi access in the main communal area. Guests can make use of the shared pool by the main deck area.
Environmental and Social Responsibility
Selous Riverside Camp is located near to Mwsene Village, and has tried to ensure that it benefits the local community. The camp has built a borehole for the village, and helps to fund repairs on the local mosque. On a more day-to-day level, it has supplied local farmers with seeds and buys their produce for the camp, as well as supporting the local stores.
Selous Riverside Safari Camp offers wonderful value for money and we get great feedback from our clients who stay here.
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