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Border of the Selous Game Reserve Rufiji Tanzania
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#6 of 23 in Selous Game Reserve
2019 Winner Bronze - Most Romantic Lodge and Best Value Lodge in Tanzania! Located on the border of the Selous Game Reserve, with dramatic views of the beautiful Rufiji River, Selous River Camp is the highest-reviewed camp in the area and offers a whole range of thrilling safaris. The camp has an magical, friendly atmosphere where you can relax with an ice-cold drink beside the campfire, cool off in the riverbank swimming pool, or take in the stunning view of the sun setting over the river. Spend the night in a cosy traditional (but comfortable!) "Mud hut" room located overlooking the river, or sleep under canvas in a simple glamping tent. Enjoy delicious meals, served in the riverbank restaurant. Set out on safari in the Selous with an experienced guide and discover wildlife from the comfort of a open-sided 4x4 car, explore the river or lakes by boat, or go for a gentle stroll on a walking safari. Get Your Extraordinary! Contact Us To Book Your Safari.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Car park
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Landmark view
Good to know
River View
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili


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RickvanUum wrote a review Nov 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands33 contributions4 helpful votes
Be prepared to stay in a wonderful place, overlooking the Rufiji river and surrounded by nature; monkeys, monitors, numerous species of bird, hippos in the river and sometimes larger animals pay a visit. We stayed six days in October, being the only guests in the Camp, and we loved every single moment of our stay. Even though we were the only guests there was no compromise at all in friendliness, quality of activities or variety in food. Lovely, original-style thatched roof mud houses, nice common dining and bar area with clean pool. Our guide for all safaris, Pogo, was exceptionally knowledgeable, motivated and friendly, we were fully satisfied. The park gates are only 10 minutes away from the lodge, and we found this not to be a disadvantage. Lodges in the camp are way more expensive, and considering all amenities offered at River Camp, and most of all, the exquisite friendliness and attentiveness, I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Selous.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Mud hut 2 had excellent view on the river, with morning hippo sounds
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Pete A wrote a review Oct 2020
York, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
Camped here for 3 nights. Arrived unexpected after dark to a welcome welcome. Within minutes weach were parked up and the fire for hot water lit. Jimmy manages the place with efficiency, is upfront about prices and makes contact every day to see how things are going and whether he can help. Enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal and the peace by the riverside. The pool was spotless and very welcome. All the staff were friendly, fun and helpfull. Definitely recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Linda M wrote a review Oct 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates25 contributions7 helpful votes
What a great spot. Wonderfully managed by Jimmy, and his team, where nothing is too much trouble! We stayed in Mudhut 2 and thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on our little condi watching the monkeys crashing around the trees during the day and listening to the hippos at night! The outdoor lounge by the pool (which was just the right temperature) was shaded and comfortable and a small campfire lit at night to add to the riverside ambiance. The food was excellent both in terms of quality and presentation, favourites being the soup in a bread bowl, beef cube skewers (hoping to ask the chef how he got the meat so melt in the mouth) and the chocolate mousse! Happy to recommend:)
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
Laura A wrote a review Feb 2020
51 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a delightful 5 night stay at Selous River Camp. Jimmy and the staff were all very friendly. As some reviews point out yes there are lizards and insects in the mud huts but you are in bush and there is a net around the bed etc. so the camp does what it can and they never bothered us. The rooms were rustic but very clean. They have solar lights, so no power. But you could charge things at the bar each evening -and there were lots of plugs. The view from our balcony was lovely as was the view from the bar. We thought the food was delicious - Breakfast was a basic selection of fruit and cakes and you could order toast and eggs. Lunch depended on whether you were on safari or not - At camp we had pizza and fish and chips and on safari we had samosas and salad. And dinner was three courses - and we had some delicious mains including wonderful curries!! We never went hungry! The bar was reasonable priced- Beers were $4usd for a large bottle, and cocktails were $5usd and wine was similar and you got popcorn to snack on with your drink in the evening. Free bottled water was always available. Wilfred the barman, and Kenge and Evance always had big smiles on their faces. It was my partners birthday, and we also ended up getting engaged, and Selous River Camp treated us to the most beautiful candle lit dinner - the most special dinner I've ever had. One minor suggestions to make it even more amazing - we found it confusing as to when we would have hot water and when we wouldn't and it took awhile to get the fire started when we asked. Would be great to have the timings etc. written down on the welcome note. But that is just to make it completely perfect! Thanks so much for a wonderful stay, we will remember our stay with you for the rest of our lives.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Alex wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 4 nights in this camp with the boat safari program, 3 games drives and a walking safari. Really remarkable and everything was perfect: from the place alongside the river to the Mudhut passing by the very attentive and friendly staff and excellent local food. For the safaris, our guide named "Anton" was really perfect: very professional and competent, always in a good mood and speaking excellent English. I highly recommend him.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Best views
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Response from selous_river_camp, Owner at Selous River Camp
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your recommendation with others here on TripAdvisor! Spending four nights at Selous River Camp certainly gave you the chance to experience everything we have on offer, and it's great to read that you enjoyed the safaris and Anton's guiding, and thought that the location, food, accommodation and friendly staff were all excellent! It's clear that you left Selous River Camp happy, and that's exactly what we want for you, and all of our guests! Many thanks again! Katie and all the team at Selous River Camp
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Frequently Asked Questions about Selous River Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Selous River Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Selous River Camp?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Selous River Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Selous River Camp?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Selous River Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Selous River Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Selous River Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Selous River Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Does Selous River Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.