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Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp enjoys an enviable location high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River.  Spectacular sunsets are chorused by hippos grunting and a plethora of bird song.

Rufiji River Camp was redesigned in 2009 to compliment the perfect location on a promontory in the river bank. Built by local craftsmen, the Camp combines Makuti palm roofs with Selous sourced paving stones and farmed hard woods to create a beautiful and comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy the Selous Game Reserve.  The shaded swimming pool is a great way to cool off between safari activitis.

The tents are all pitched underneath thatched roofs with massive verandas giving views up and down the river.  Each tent has an en suite bathroom, with solar heated water for showering.  There are 11 individual classic individual tents well spaced along the river bank. 

Rufiji has 3 suites, each with 2 large tents on a shared platform with private plunge pool.  Each tent has it's own stylish bathroom.  The suites are ideal for famillies or friends wanting some extra space and privacy or the extra touch for the special anniversay or honeymoon.

With the focus on the river views and wildlife, the restaurant and bar are built to reflect this.  Al fresco dining lit by star light, private dinners along the river bank or that end of the evening coffee sipped from the depth of a sofa in the upper level coffee lounge - it can be difficult to choose!

All game drives are taken in open vehicles with a sun shade roof, so there are no impediments to anyone's view.  Guides at Rufiji are locally trained and are experts in the Selous area.

A game walk at Rufiji will really open your eyes to the finer details often missed on game drives - the spore,  footprints, the 'tillte five' representing the insect Kingdom are fascinating when evaluated and explained by your Walking guide.

Boating safaris in flat bottomed boats are perhaps the most relaxing way to game view.  Sharing the river with pods of hippo and floats of crocodiles giving you the opportunity to view birds nesting in the banks, monitor lizards and many water birds are just some of the highlights.

Fly camping - a private camp in the bush, in fly tents, with bucket showers, your own chef, host and guide - fly camping is a thrilling experience for the more adventurous, or perhaps a bush breakfast or evening sundowner in the bush are more your style.

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per person per night sharing


*Prices may vary according to season

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