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Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp
Certificate of Excellence
london
2 reviews
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“its really heaven on earth”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

this place is amazing the view the camps staff , and animal so many around the camp from buffalo , elephant , hippos , crocodile , lions , wild dogs, eagles , water birds ooh and so much more I recommend selous mbuyu safari camp to anyone who wants to see animals in there natural habitat , with all the comfort of the tents, it feel s like real nature brought to your front room

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Breda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed with friends at this great safari camp. It is brand new, has a superb swimming pool overlooking the water where the hippos are watching you. The tents are super and staff is doing their best to help you. The location is maybe the best. Right in the middle of the reserve so all your time can be spent with safari trips. Sitting on the terras you overlook an amazing where all animals are walking by. Can really recommend!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Earlier I had an experience of Desert safari but, this is my first Wild Life safari. Warm welcome.... Big Tents... Hot water..Indoor/Outdoor showers..Pool.. 3 lakes. There are Hundreds of animals right in front our tent, hippos, imphalas, giraffe, wild beasts, etc.,... view tower is awesome . when we started to safari, i was expecting few wild animals from far. but when the guide stopped the vehicle, lions are just 5 foot far from us. we are lucky enough to see the wild dogs. This was the first time in this year wild dogs seen as guide was addressed. fantastic group of Elephants activities, crocodiles at crocodiles Island, hyenas, zebras, etc., in Short we had "Fantastic & Ultimate Wild Safari Experience".

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Xemxija, Malta
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2013

As the logo at the entrance of the restaurant say "Things end but memories last for ever" we had experienced an excellent welcome from the Mbuyu staff and had an unforgettable 4 day stay at this remarkable place.

We had visited the camp in search for a safari that will full fill our expectations for watching birds, crocs and species around the river. With the kind and informative personnel at the camp we managed to see more than we expected.

Another issue that we enjoyed was the clean tented camp and the breakfast served at the camp terrace over looking the river.

In particular i would say that the specialty of our visit was definitely the view from the tower situated at the end of the camp where we saw a family of elephants crossing the river. (Picture shared below).

Bearing in mind that the area is part of a natural reserve the continuous patrolling of the Maasai warriors, served as a piece of mind during our stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

It was my first safari, so of course I was impressed. The camp (excellent location, next to river), the rooms, the animal viewing, all were great. The camp and our room had everything we needed. We were "on safari" 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening. We saw bunches of animals to include the Lions. We were surprised at how "off road" into the bush we went sometimes--good fun. Food was amazing, breakfast, lunch and dinner were all freshly prepared. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. We definitely want to do this again. Package booked via Holiday Inn Dar es Salaam(also highly recommended)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

A great new safari camp located on the river where animals galore can be seen, especially from the viewing tower. Safari drives were excellent with very knowledgable guides. In three days we saw a myriad of animals including a recent kill by lions. The lake safari was a welcome way to spend a late afternoon and watching the sun go down over the camp and river was unforgettable. It is worth the drive to the hot springs where a swim in naturally hot water was a real treat.
Overall - one of the best safari camps we have stayed in and I could not recommend in more highly.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

This brand new safari camp is the real deal. Its location on the majestic Rufiji River in the middle of the wild Selous gave us four days of seeing more lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, impalas, kudus, birds of all kinds, hyenas, etc. than we could ever have imagined. Thank God for the Maasai warrior escorts to and from the tents at night, because there were wild game roaming the camp as we slept. We saw many animals directly from our tent porch or from the nearby Viewing Tower. This is a spectacular place for families or groups of friends who want to share an unforgettable experience. Fresh and well-prepared food, charming and attentive staff, beautiful and luxurious tents with beautiful bathrooms, comfy safari vehicles. Most beautiful views of the river imaginable...

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Selous Mbuyu Safari Camp
Address: Selous Game Reserve | Rufiji River, 0001, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
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Ranked #11 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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