Rufiji River Camp is found on a serene stretch of the wide Rufiji River in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. This tranquil and secluded river is known for attracting diverse African wildlife, providing guests with optimal game viewing both from the land and from the river. If birding is your thing, you’ll be exposed to a wide range of birdlife. A wooden boardwalk leads to each of the twenty charmingly African en-suite tents, which have their own private thatch-covered verandas. A spot of luxury in breathtaking natural surroundings, the camp offers an authentically African safari experience.
The main communal area offers a restaurant, bar and library – all overlooking the majestic Rufiji which teams with crocodiles and hippos. The covered swimming pool offers a shady spot where guests can relax and unwind surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness. Focused on being in sync with nature, the camp is environmentally friendly, and electricity and hot water are solar powered. For those guests who prefer more low-key travelling in closer proximity to nature, the Fly Camp offers a more rustic and intimate bush experience.
Safaris and itineraries are tailored around the guests under guidance from the experienced camp manager who will advise the best time of day for game spotting as well as ideal spots for optimal game viewing. Selous Game Reserve offers fifty-five thousand square kilometers of unspoilt wilderness and a wealth of game including the Big Five. Rangers take guests on game drives in open-sided jeeps and are highly skilled at locating even the most shy of animals. For those who like to experience nature intimately, walking safaris are an exciting way to explore Africa’s nature up close. The many canals and lakes that adjoin the river offer a perfect opportunity for boat safaris – a favourite being the sunset boat safari.
In true African style, a sundowner heralds the end of the day. Lanterns along a path lead the way to ample and tasty dinners that are served by candlelight under the stars. Described as ‘excellent’ by previous guests, the obliging camp staff extend warm hospitality.