Selous Game Reserve

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ROHO YA SELOUS

Set on a hill overlooking the water, Roho ya Selous sits in the very heart of the Selous Game Reserve. Explore this vast wilderness, home to one of Africa’s largest populations of wild dog, with our expert safari guides. The real magic of the Selous lies in the variety each day on safari brings. Whether you’re exploring on a game drive in search of leopard lurking in the shady boughs of a fig tree, or out on foot tracking wildlife that’s ventured close to camp during the night, this reserve is full of surprises. Accommodation comprises 8 canvas tented rooms, each with air-cooling systems over your bed to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep in the hotter months, Roho ya Selous strikes the perfect balance between comfort and adventure.

AZURA SELOUS

Azura Selous, formally Amara Selous, is a luxurious tented camp located in the Selous Game Reserve which is the largest protected reserve in Africa. Situated on the banks of the Ruaha River, the smart but relaxed Azura Selous opened in 2010 under a different name 'Amara Selous' and is one of the newer lodges in the Selous Game Reserve. The lodge was taken over by Azura who run the very high quality Azura Benguerra in Mozambique. Since opening, the management have put in a lot of time and effort in to raising the standards of the camp, and they have certainly succeeded. Azura Selous has been transformed in to a high quality safari lodge offering excellent guiding in a remote corner of the reserve. The camp overlooks the Ruaha River in a spot where the rapids are fast flowing and the hippos plentiful.  The rooms are unique; part tent, part earthy red stone, with a large bedroom under canvas and a reception area designed to emulate a giant termite mound. They are super stylish, but open to the elements to ensure that you don't lose that wonderful feeling of being out in the wild. Each ‘tented villa’ has a different animal theme, plus a modern stone bathroom with his and hers sinks and an indoor shower, a more rustic outdoor shower, a wooden deck with loungers and a small natural plunge pool down towards the river – the perfect place to keep cool. There’s also air-conditioning, which is rare to find in safari camps! Azura Selous is located in a very secluded area of the park and is one of the most luxurious tented camps in the Selous.

BEHO BEHO

Our Treehouse - a wonderful experience that will certainly enhance your safari and give you an even greater fund of stories to take home. Just for two people, The Treehouse is an optional extra available to all guests who stay for a minimum of four nights at Beho Beho. The Treehouse experience starts in mid-afternoon when guests leave the camp on foot, accompanied by one of our armed guides, to walk for approximately two hours through the splendid isolation of the Selous wilderness until they arrive at their home for the night - The Treehouse.As you can imagine in true Beho Beho style, this is no ordinary 'sleep out', this tree house is perched alongside and within a giant ancient leadwood tree overlooking a dry river bed. Guests certainly get the 'sleeping up a tree feeling' but with a difference - this one comes with a proper double bed swathed in mosquito netting, and an ensuite bathroom complete with flush toilet! There is a choice of either sleeping under the stars or under the cover of a canvas pavilion - the bed comes complete with wheels, fine bed linen and a comfortable duvet - in fact everything one could wish for when sleeping up a tree in the middle of the African wilderness.

KIBA POINT SELOUS

Selous Game Reserve, Kiba Point has just four quaint rooms nestled among the trees and looking out over the river. Open fronts maximise the river views, while private plunge pools set into the edge of the decks provide an exclusive place to cool off from the afternoon heat. Guests can also choose between indoor and al fresco showers. The main camp offers a shady thatched dining area, as well as a variety of areas from which guests can watch the river flowing by, from a large lodge pool to deep and inviting armchairs set in a cool lounge.With a dedicated team of guides and staff, guests at Kiba Point are invited to spend the days entirely at their own leisure. Choose to head out into the bush whenever you want, either on foot, by boat or by vehicle. Elect to spend the entire day out and enjoy an open-air breakfast on a sand bank or a picnic lunch in the deep shade of palm trees.

SERENA MIVUMO RIVER LODGE

The Mivumo River Lodge is located within Africa’s largest game reserve and a proclaimed world heritage site, the Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania. The spectrum of wildlife in the Selous Game reserve is diverse, even more interesting because its southern location attracts a unique combination of East and Southern African wildlife, both resident and migratory, and particularly a curious and colorful assortment of over 440 known species of birds. Mivumo River Lodge comprises 12 superior rooms and 1-premium luxury suites decorated in an elegant African style of a bygone era incorporating local materials from the region. Each suite has an en suite bathroom with a romantic foot and claw bath with panoramic views over the river. The main lodge offers a lounge and library both overlooking the river, as well as an intimate dining area offering a wide selection of gourmet dinners, a la carte lunches and safari breakfast buffets.

NOMAD SAND RIVER SELOUS

The beautiful Sand Rivers Selous is perched high on a rocky peninsula in the spectacular Selous Game Reserve. With its breathtaking views of the Rufiji River, this luxury lodge offers a unique combination of adventure, comfort and exclusivity. Accommodation comprises of 8 open-fronted stone and thatch chalets offer spacious and light interiors, as well as panoramic views over the river. Guests can make the most of a spacious design that welcomes the outside in, with plenty of natural light and cooling breezes right off the river. Guest areas include a charming dining room where guests can tuck into delicious meals, served on an enormous tree that has been converted into a dining table. Breakfasts are served at the lodge or in the pristine bush. A sparkling swimming pool looks out directly onto the river. A selection of adventures await guests, from exhilarating game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles to bush walks, fly camping and boat cruises on the Rufiji River.

SIWANDU CAMP

Siwandu Camp is intimate and blends in seamlessly with its surroundings. All safari tents are widely spaced to ensure absolute privacy, along the lake shores, and are raised on timber platforms with two large verandahs on either side where one can sit with a cup of tea each morning watching the sunrise or have sundowners. Elephant are frequently in camp – and sometimes you might even find one drinking out of your open air shower. The camp is tranquil and peaceful. Siwandu Camp offers a huge array of activities to choose from, all tailor made to your requirements, including river safaris, game drives, bush walks and photography. Much of the Selous’s wildlife ventures down to the Lake to drink in the late afternoon making Siwandu Camp an absolute hive of activity.

THE RETREAT SELOUS

The Retreat, located in Northern Selous.  Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa and is widely accredited as being the most pristine wilderness and one of the secrets of Africa. It comprises of 12 tented suites have been constructed in three independent units to correspond with the surrounding habitat, whilst guaranteeing privacy and romance. Each suite has its own private outdoor deck with a stunning outdoor antique copper bathtub.
The Retreat appeals to those guests who crave adventure and authenticity. Whether it is hiking through the bush for several days, sleeping under the African sky in a fly camp complete with a private cook, butler and guide, or drifting down the Great Ruaha River in a canoe to view the vast array of birdlife, flora and fauna, The Retreat has something for everyone. Private space, pace and different themes for exploring and experiencing wildlife and nature, seclusion and individual services to the highest standard in harmony with nature are the hallmarks of The Retreat. Elephants, lions, black rhinos, leopards, wild dogs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles and more than 400 different birds can be seen among other wildlife. Guests at The Retreat are invited to share a rare intact ecosystem of Africa which is perfectly untouched and can be explored in many different ways.

LAKE MANZE TENTED CAMP

Lake Manze Camp is set right in the heart of the best game area in the Selous, and is, arguably, one of the best value options in Africa! It is set up on an elephant run and has continued to receive good ratings from guests.  Expensive is not necessarily the best! Lake Manze Camp is what a "roughing it" camp is all about. The location of the camp, on the shores of Lake Manze was chosen wisely, for the prolific game that is resident in the area. In the camp itself,  you will regularly find  bull elephant wandering through, munching on the palm nuts that fall in-between the tents. The tents themselves are simple with running water, showers and comfy double/twin beds in each. They also have a verandah area out at the front from which to watch the elephants and the world go by. There are not real frills to talk of, but they have just what you need to make the most of this stunning area. The communal areas are fairly simple and the food, likewise, is wholesome rather than gourmet....but this all just adds to the charm of the place. The focus in Lake Manze Camp is on the experience of the game and the service. All of the staff are really welcoming and friendly and, at the end of the hard day out in the bush, it is great to be able to relax with a G&T around the camp fire....this is what being out in the bush is all about!

RUFIJI RIVER CAMP

Rufiji River Camp is located on the remote North Eastern area of Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.  It is the oldest of the camps in Selous and with, arguably, the best location.  Rufiji River Camp is a simple Selous safari camp laid out along the river bank, with panoramic views of the African sunset and Rufiji River. It comprises of 11 thatched tents and 3 suites overlooking the Rufiji River.  Activities  include Guided game drives, walking safaris, boating safaris and fly camping. Rufiji River Camp is seasonal and only open June to end March. Due to its remote location, Selous Game Reserve has remained an untouched Tanzanian wilderness icon for many years. A World Heritage Site, Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa. The spectrum of wildlife here is diverse, all the more interesting because of its southern location that attracts a unique combination of East and Southern African wildlife. Rufiji River Camp welcomes children, but they must share a tent with adults. There are no child-care or babysitting facilities available, children are the full responsibility of the parents at all times. Parents should also be aware that this camp is not fenced and wildlife can pass through at any time - children should not be left unaccompanied.

SABLE MOUNTAIN LODGE

Sable Mountain is set in the beautiful Beho Beho hills of Selous Game Reserve with every room (Banda) set apart from the rest and each with a beautiful view.  Sable Mountain Lodge is perched across three peaks of the Beho Beho Hills in the distant wilderness of Selous Game Reserve. The Lodge is set just a couple of kilometers outside the Matambwe Gate into the Northern part of the Selous, this camp serves primarily as a stop for safaris travelling overland to Morogoro and Mikumi. It can also serve as a staging point into the reserve for visitors arriving by train from Dar es Salaam. The Camp is small and intimate with emphasis placed on a true wilderness experience combined with warm hospitality.  It comprises 8 stone cottages are spaciously situated over the Beho Beho hillside. Each cottage provides stylish accommodation, the design element of which is in keeping with the surrounding natural environment. The lodge also offers 3 tented Bandas raised up high on wooden platforms to afford the best possible views. For something extra special, there are 2 luxury honeymoon suites thoughtfully designed to guarantee an unforgettable romantic bush experience. The open air restaurant serves international cuisine, and has a well-stocked 'Cup and Bucket’ bar, the perfect setting to unwind before dinner. A solar fridge ensures that drinks stay cool.

SELOUS KINGA LODGE

Selous Kinga Lodge is another wonderful reason to visit the magical Southern Tanzania. This paradise-like retreat is strategically and exclusively positioned on the banks of the awesome Rufiji River with the amazing Selous Game Reserve as the next door neighbours. Staying at this 20 beds safari lodge is an excellent and memorable experience filled with adventurous wild nature moments by the day and romantic relaxing ambiance by the night. Selous Kinga Lodge welcomes you to share its secrets; the staggering and diverse natural beauty found in this part of the country, abundance of wildlife and a very scenic setting the lodge enjoys. The lodge guarantees every guest – top class amenities and facilities, a genuine warm hospitality from the lodge staff and the local people and last but not least, the most amazing variety of fresh and delicious cuisine. Southern Tanzania’s hospitality scene will never be the same again as Selous Kinga Lodge has just redefined bush luxury as we used to know it.

SELOUS MBUYU SAFARI CAMP

Hidden amongst dense forest and on the bank of the Rufiji River, Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp provides the most breath taking views as down arises and a whole new adventure is about to begin. Overlooking the Rufiji River. When you arrive at the camp, you are welcomed in the grand reception hall which is adjacent to the bar and restaurant overlooking the banks of the Rufiji River. It consists of 16 large and luxurious tented chalets. Its spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the nature surroundings. All tents have twin beds that can be converted into doubles, with en-suite bathrooms. The tents are fully equipped with interior and exterior fans, mobile air-conditioning, a cupboard, a safety deposit box, working desk and chair, and two reading chairs. Your en-suite bathroom is provided with filtered water for power showers, hot water heater and a separate WC. Each tent features a river facing patio with easy chairs for river viewing. Throughout the day, food and drinks are available from the restaurant and bar area. The Safari Dinner is served in the restaurant overlooking the Rufiji River. The chef prepares a daily menu, and at times will cook to order. All excursions include limited drinks and snacks as part of the package.

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. There is an onsite restaurant and gluten-free breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast area.  Enjoy the African sun on the sun terrace. There is Wi-Fi in some public areas. Selous Game Reserve borders the accommodation.

SELOUS RIVERSIDE SAFARI CAMP

Selous Riverside Safari Camp is a cozy and exclusive 10 tents´ Camp with breathtaking views over the Rufiji River, with excellent facilities and services but yet not in the high end of rates of the properties available in the Selous. Real good value for money and the best place to enjoy Tanzania´s Southern jewel. Hidden amongst dense forest and on the banks of the Rufiji River, Selous Riverside Safari Camp provides the most breathtaking view as dawn arises and a whole new adventure is about to begin. Overlooking the Rufiji River, Selous Riverside Safari Camp consists of ten of the largest and luxurious tented chalets in Tanzania. Its spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the nature’s surrounding, overlooking the Rufiji River and its hippos and crocodiles. Lavishly furnished, Selous Riverside Safari Camp provides comfort, luxury but also a feel of arguably the most untouched bush anywhere on the African horizon. Attention has been paid to every detail to make sure you experience the true essence of an adventures safari of a lifetime.

SELOUS WILDERNESS CAMP

Selous Wilderness Camp is located on the northern Selous Game Reserve nestled on the banks of the mighty Rufiji River offering a great opportunity to view the many animals while coming to quench their thirst on the river. Selous wilderness is best known for providing the guests with tranquil longing and dining areas with great meals. The Camp has 7 en suite safari tents, 1 family tent, 2 honeymoon suits, 2 twin bedded tents, and 2 double bedded tents. All the tents are well constructed and thatched by expansive makuti roofs to provide guests with variety of surprises texture and comforts. All the tents are traditionally styled with fans, a luxurious bubble bath and an outdoor shower in a sheltered natural environment.

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