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Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp
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“a little bit of heaven on earth”
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Went to Selous Mbuyu Safari camp by Helicopter from Daressalaam Holiday Inn , a 45 minute
flight and landed at the entrance of the camp , had brunch at 12.00pm and while eating saw
across the river bank elephants, girrafe, buffalo and this was 20 minutes after landing
Took a nap at the pool side and at around 4.30pm went an a boat safari to the crocodile territory
where we saw crocodiles,hippos and snakes. There was no shortage of the variety of different
birds making different sounds , nature at peace. In the evening we sat down for unlimited drinks with barbeque. This was followed by 4 Masais performing their culture moonlight dancing around
fire. A thoroughly enjoyable day. Next morning coffee and pastries followed the 6'oclock wake up call and we left in a open safari 7 seater Toyota landcruiser for game Safari. This was amazing we saw impalas ,giraffes, zebras,baboons, elephants and 3 lions resting under a tree totally not interested with the visitors.The game vehicle had the bonus of silent disco with three channels to choose from. Arrived back at the camp to enjoy a very delicious breakfast after which decided to have a small work out in the gym. The tents had beautiful double beds run on the solar system with fan and veranda facing the river with seperate toilet and bathroom. The high pressure shower was an efficient tool to wake up. The 360 degree camera on the river bank with monitors in bar and reception keeps you updated on all visitors comming to the river bank . There is a view tower where you can sit and read a book while looking around.

Room Tip: 2 days and you will have seen every thing
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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eclipse22, Manager at Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp, responded to this review, 5 December 2012

Thank you for your terrific comments following your recent visit to Mbuyu, a little piece of heaven on earth as you rightly point out.

We trust you have some great photo's especially of the close-up's with the Lions. You were unlucky not to see Leopard or Wild Dogs, both of which we spotted on the next game drive and the guests had some great photo opportunities.

On behalf of the camp team and 'George' our friendly Elephant, we congratulate you on being our first reviewer.

Karibu Tena
Paul Ferguson
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Property: Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp
Address: Selous Game Reserve | Rufiji River, 0001, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Selous Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centred around the large Mbuyu Tree (Baobab) which dominates the public areas of the camp. The sixteen ensuite tents under cooling Makuti roofs provide a combination, of a traditional camping expereince with modern luxury. The camp is located on the banks of the Rufiji River in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve, with spectacular game viewing on offer in our open game Drive Vehicles. ... more   less 
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