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Selous Great Water Lodge

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Selous Great Water Lodge* is located outside Africa's largest and wildest protected sanctuary for game. Here a million large animals roam amid a spectacular landscape that has far fewer human visitors than other reserves. The lodge is right beside the mighty Rufiji River, lifeblood of...
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| 16km from the Mtemere Park Gate, Tanzania
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This place is located outside Africas largest & wildest sanctuary for games.The lodge is right behind the Rufiji river.This is very important lifeblood of the selous.This location on the high riverbank is truly superb especially at sunset.Really good security and combined with the sheer excitement...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

I made only a one night stay there because it is a distance to the gate. It will take you 40 min. The lodge itself it well managed, basic but ok. There is a nice view over the Rufiji, but I could have enjoyed more...More

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Response from Susanne M, Owner at Selous Great Water LodgeResponded 21 July 2017

Dear guest Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. May we kindly ask you to provide us with more details about your stay and booking? We would like to follow up regarding this matter as our lodge has in fact...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016

The 'Tent' was great and an experience in itself. During the night you really are in the middle of the bush. The hotel staff looked after us all the time, even escorting us back to the tent with a lantern in the dark. The river...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights & 3 days during our honeymoon & loved every second! It isn't possible to put into words how special our stay was. Everything far surpassed our expectations. The location is wonderfully remote, the small number of 'tents' made the lodge...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Susanne, the owner of the lodge, was such an helpful organizer when I contacted her to plan a 4-days safari trip for our family of 7 adults! Always responding quickly to my emails and ensuring the booking process went smoothly. She was even present at...More

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US$75 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"All the tents have similar outlooks so none better than the others."
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"Choose one of the two tents close to the river."
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"River facing rooms have a good view"
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"From what we saw, all the tents are identical just different locations in the camp."
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