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Selous Mapumziko Lodge

Mloka, Mloka Tanzania
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Mloka
Like a small jewel in the Selous vicinity, near Mloka village; this lodge offers a breathtaking view of the Rufiji River which runs just few meters away from the Lodge’s edge. Selous Mapumziko Lodge has 7 well finished Mud-Bandas (typical village mud houses), 3 standard tents, 1 family standard tent and a wide campsite with a kitchen, toilet facilities, & camping fire place where you can enjoy some stories in the evening as you enjoy your favorite local beer or wine. Each Banda has a very specious room area with a bathroom with flush toilet and running water. The roof is made of local grass allowing the Banda interior to have a cool temperature all day and night long. The drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous Mapumziko Lodge takes about 5 to 6 hours covering 230 kms. (150 km on tarmac and 80 km on rough but well maintained road). It takes ONLY less than 20 minutes from the lodge to Mtemere Southward Gate.
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Features Africa Journeys wrote a review Aug 2020
Nairobi, Kenya69 contributions25 helpful votes
This comes late but worth the mention. In January this year I and other business associates planned a trip to Southern Tanzania and one of our stops was at the Selous. We organised the trip with Philbert and our first 3 days we set base at the Selous Mapumziko Lodge. We stayed at the nice new tents with views over the great and mighty Rufiji river. We were well taken care of with great meals as we explores the Selous Game Reserve. This was one very rainy period but the warmth and hospitable staff at the camp kept us well fed and warm during the rainy nights as we sat by the fireplace. This was my first trip south of Tanzania and we will sure be returning once all this is over.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Sharon W wrote a review Nov 2019
Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a stunning place to stay, traditional huts with western comforts. We did a sunset boat trip, which was just fantastic. Food was delicious for our whole stay. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. Filbert and his team are just so lovely. Then a short trip (10 mins) to Selious game reserve, what a fantastic day, seeing so much wild life all in its natural surroundings. Rama our driver has so much knowledge about the wild life and the plant life. He answered all our questions and was a joy to spend time with,he is a real asset to the team. It was the trip of a lifetime so many fantastic memories. Thank you Filbert and your team
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Kate C wrote a review Nov 2019
Watlington, United Kingdom47 contributions37 helpful votes
I visited with a few friends and we stayed for 2 nights. We started with a river safari thinking we’d only see hippo and crocs, but the number of brightly coloured birds astounded us. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient and we were treated to a lovely sunset. The following day we went on a 9 hour safari round the game reserve. We saw it all (aside from leopards which only come out in the rain, so that was a good thing!). As a finale about an hour before we were due to leave our guide spotted elusive elephants which no one had seen all day. He turned the vehicle on a sixpence and we went off on hot pursuit. We we weren’t disappointed and saw six of them - eating and frolicking in the lake. We were also “treated” to a tantrum by one of the bulls who wasn’t very happy with us, but our excellent guide for the day, Rama, managed us out of what we thought was a tight spot. The food is excellent, especially the pumpkin soup, and staff really attentive. Rooms are fantastic and really give you a taste of the jungle. There are hot water and European loos too! The photo is the view from breakfast - baboon just walked by!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Filbert O, Owner at Selous Mapumziko Lodge
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Hello Kate, Thanks so much for good review. We had a lovely time when you stayed at my lodge. Warmly welcome next time
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Johnny P wrote a review Nov 2019
Uckfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
A group of 9 friends came here and had the most incredible stay. Filbert and his staff really looked after us and the accommodation were quirky high end mud huts with all that you need. The boat safari was a dream.... Watching the sunset and Hippos wallowing in the river. Then the day trip safari unbelievable... We saw... Crocodiles Zebra Lions Impala Giraffes Snakes Monkies Hippos So many lovely African animals And the most amazing elephants I've ever seen were right by our truck by the waters edge. Truly incredible and worth every penny.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Filbert O, Owner at Selous Mapumziko Lodge
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Hello John, I was very lovely to stayed at selous mapumziko lodge. I will never forget the kindnes you showed us. Warmly welcome again in tanzania.
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Henk G wrote a review Sep 2019
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Both the lodges and aspecially the tent in the center, next to Rufiji rivier, were great. Staff very thoughtfull and attentive. Good beds and sanitary. Great cook. Free WiFi. Whenever you consider to go to Tanzania and Selous National Park, take thuis place into consideration. It is marvellous !!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
TanzaniaPwani RegionMloka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Selous Mapumziko Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Selous Mapumziko Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Selous Mapumziko Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Selous Mapumziko Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Selous Mapumziko Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Selous Mapumziko Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Selous Mapumziko Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Selous Mapumziko Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Selous Mapumziko Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.