Rufiji River Camp
Rufiji River Camp enjoys an enviable location high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1982, it is now one of the largest conservation areas in the world. It is home to a third of Tanzania’s elephant population and two thirds of the African Wild Dogs with packs of up to 56 dogs.
11 classic canvas tents are all pitched underneath thatched roofs with massive verandas boasting views up and down the river. Each tent has an ensuite bathroom with solar heated water for showering. Rufiji has 3 suites each with 2 large tents on a shared platform with private plunge pool and its own stylish bathroom. The suites are ideal for families or friends wanting some extra space and privacy.
The restaurant and bar are built to take advantage of the river views and opportunity to watch game from camp. Al fresco dining lit by star light, private dinners along the river bank or a post-dinner evening coffee sipped from the sofa in the upper level lounge—all options are wonderful.
At Rufiji River Camp, spectacular sunsets are chorused by hippos grunting and a plethora of bird song. The camp was designed in 2009 to compliment the perfect location on a promontory in the river bank. Built by local craftsman, the camp combines Makuti palm roofs with Selous-sourced paving stones and farmed hard woods to create a beautiful and comfortable accommodation. The shaded swimming pool is a great way to cool off between safari activities.
Game drives are taken in open vehicles with sun shade roofs. Game walks, boating safaris in flat-bottom boats, and fly camping (additional cost) are available as well.
- Swimming pool
- Al fresco dining