We have just returned from a 2 week honeymoon, the first four days of which were spent at the Selous Serena camp. I cannot recommend it highly enough. We purposely chose a quieter location away from the tourist-heavy likes of the Serengeti and it worked out perfectly.
All of the team at Serena were very friendly, attentive and welcoming. The food was all very fresh and very tasty. Including the picnic that was prepared for us to take out on an all day safari.
The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. A well implemented blend of comfort whilst retaining a nice sense of (very high quality) camping. a Huge four poster bed (extremely comfortable), decent shower and toilet, all within a lovely big semi-permanent tent with its own decking area on which to sit out.
The safari sessions themselves were excellent. The driver was friendly and very knowledgeable. The vehicles themselves were of better quality than some of the other operators we (rarely) saw when out and about. We recommend starting early to enjoy the incredible sunrises and to travel far enough to see the wide variety of terrain / environments housed within the huge park.
Ellieta and his team will make you feel very welcome and secure - I admit to being a little nervous as I've never been anywhere similar before. The temptation was to choose somewhere popular and familiar but I am so glad we opted for the quieter, more authentic experience.
We had a delicious, fresh cake left in our room to celebrate our honeymoon and Ellieta even contacted us and made arrangements to meet us at the airport to deliver our wedding certificate which we'd left behind days before - gold star service.
I'd heard some reports that the wildlife was a bit limited - this is not a genuine concern. We saw plenty of everything; highlights being a lion pride (in hunt mode), elephants, hippo, crocodiles (recommend the river tour) and giraffe.
In summary, if you're looking for an exclusive, personal safari experience with a small, friendly and professional team looking after then you cannot go wrong with booking here.
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- Also Known As:
- Selous Serena Camp Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve