Camp on the banks of the Rufiji River in one of the most photogenic areas of the Selous.
Selous Safari Camp
Situated in an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a massive lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River. The camp blends superbly with its natural surroundings in what is one of the most photogenic areas of the Selous Game Reserve. There are no fences so animals may wander freely through the camp and often do. Hippos moving through the camp are a nightly occurence and some of Selous elephant frequently meander between the tents looking for a late night snack.
All safari tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and wonderful views. Each is on its own raised timber platform with two large verandahs to sit with a cup of tea in the morning watching the bush come to life at sunrise, or with a sundowner as the bush gets ready for the night at sunset. Tents are luxuriously appointed, with en suite bathrooms and open air hot water showers.
The camp as a whole is comprised of two separate camps, North and South. North camp has 6 tents and South camp 7. Each camp has its own swimming pool, well stocked bar and dining area, and each has its own well supplied kitchen where chefs produce the finest cuisine. All meals are complimented by a good wine selection.
Selous Safari Camp offers an exceptional choice of activities to choose from be it by boat, vehicle or foot, your guides will personally tailor all activities to guests needs. All Selous activities generally go out after breakfast, quite different to other places due to the topography of the land and the animals dependance on drinking water. The main game movements in Selous occur a little later in the day as most animals make their way down to the lakes to drink only after the sun has come up. After lunch and a rest, guests can then go out again in the late afternoon.
Open four-wheeled drive vehicles, specially adapted for close-up game viewingmake for exhilarating game drives. The boat safaris are conducted in sturdy metal boats with a powerful outboard motor on the back and a covered canopy, providing some of the best water birding in Africa as well as getting up close and personal to hippos and crocs.
Another unique opportunity the Selous has to offer is the possibility of doing a walking safari through the bush. Accompanied by a watchman and a fully qualified armed guide. It is a gentle stroll through the wilderness with emphasis more on the little things which are very much neglected from vehicle. The possibility of seeing lions or wild dogs on foot is greatly reduced however elephant sightings are very common and to walk relatively close and safely with these animals is one of natures greatest thrills. The walking concentrates more on ecology, tracking, dung identification, medicinal uses of trees, birds and generally interpreting the bush giving guests a much greater, broader understanding of nature.
For the more adventurous, please enquire about the possibilities of a one or two night fly-camp where nights are spent "roughing it" in the bush accompanied by your own walking guide.