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#8 of 24 Specialty lodging in Selous Game Reserve
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Imagine the silence and a powerful untamed nature… untouched forest, and crocodile filled lakes. On the river, a small canoe gently rows through the king palm trees. Nature awakes. In the first light of dawn, the golden elephants approach the river to drink. A group of still impalas watching us move between the hippopotamuses and crocodiles are disturbed by our passage.The largest African reserve is crossed by the Rufiji River and its tributaries which forms a network of lakes ideal for boat safaris.Wildlife observation and bird watching (350 catalogued species) take place in a superb natural setting. Respecting nature’s rhythm, you can be assured of close contact with the wildlife. With elephant population of over 50,000 and more than 5000 leopards, the Selous has undoubtedly the most rewarding game to offer. Other rare species include the African hunting dog. The Reserve provides home for some of the last remaining black rhinos.Selous Riverside Safari Camp, located just 6 km east from the Mtemere Gate that gives access to the magnificent Selous Game Reserve, is a cozy and exclusive 10 tents´ camp with breathtaking views over the Rufiji River. Hidden amongst dense forest and on the banks of the Rufiji River, Selous Riverside Safari Camp provides the most breathtaking view as dawn arises and a whole new adventure is about to begin.Lavishly furnished, the Camp provides comfort, style but also a feel of arguably the most untouched bush anywhere on the African horizon. Attention has been paid to every detail to make sure you experience the true essence of an adventures safari of a lifetime. A personal and friendly service is part of our culture and we aim to provide you with every comfort during your stay at Selous Riverside Safari Camp.To the 10 spacious luxury tents, decorated beautifully in African style, a new state-of-the-art honeymoon tent has been recently added, with stunning river-front location and view, as the other tents.
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3 stars
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Family, River View
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14

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We stayed at Kulinda Camp as part of our honeymoon to Tanzania, a 4 night safari & 5 night beach holiday. Our stay at Kulinda Camp was the best part of our honeymoon, everything was perfect! On our first day we were greeted by the hotel manager, Salum and our waiter, Sultan. Both Salum & Sultan were so friendly and made us feel very welcome, their friendlyness and excellent customer service continued throughout the whole of our stay. Sultan was so thoughtful and always made sure we were ok, anything that we asked for her went to get for us and was always available. The chef, Cherrles was absolutely fantastic, the food at every meal time was so delicious. I am gluten intolerant and he was excellent and making sure I always had something just as nice as my husband, probably the best food we’ve ever had! I always had fresh gluten free pancakes and fresh fruit every morning, which was gorgeous! Our room was beautiful, a very cool lodge, with canvas sides and a solid ground floor and our own bathroom which was clean at all times. We booked the luxury lodge, which we were told had a private plundge pool, but it was so much more than that, more like a mini infinity pool that over looked the views of the bush. The staff at the hotel always made sure our pool was clean for when we returned from our safari tours. All of our safari’s were so well planned and led by our fantastic guide, Steven. Steven was so informative and made sure we got to see everything! We did a full day safari, 1 half day, 1 walking safari, a sunset boat safari and a village tour, all of which were such an incredible experience. At the end of each trip, Sultan and Salum were always waiting at the entrance of the camp to welcome us back with cool flannels and a drink. Thank you so much to all the staff at this camp that made our honeymoon so special, we loved every single minute and can not thank you enough!
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We had a outstanding stay at Selous Kulinda Camp. We enjoyed the view and going on boat safari. The tents were spacious and clean. The food was decent. We will not forget the friendly staff and our waiter. The manager and staff were helpful. The pool, dining and lounge area was remarkable. Overall our stay at Selous Kulinda camp was unforgettable.
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We arrived for a 3 day safari experience after spending a week on Zanzibar The service was excellent throughout, we were greeted at the airstrip by our guide/driver Steven and after a short drive to Kulinda camp we were welcomed by the manager and staff. After a refreshing drink and a short while settling in, we set off for a half day safari and saw lots of animals, with lions prowling within arms length of the Jeep, there were giraffes and Impalas aplenty! The accommodation is wonderful considering we had a standard tent, there is more than enough room inside, the toilet and bathroom are separate and the beds have mosquito nets that are drawn at dusk by the staff. The porch area is large enough to sit in the evening and it is wonderful to listen to the animals around you, there are several types of monkey and lots of lizards. You can sometimes hear the hippos as the river Rufiji is a stones throw away and you'll certainly see them bobbing up and down when you experience the river safari, along with crocodiles and along the embankment the weaver birds are busy with nesting Food is excellent and far exceeded the 5 star hotel that we had stayed at previously in both quality and presentation. The meals are cooked and served as you arrive in the dining area and, when on safari, they are packed for you to take along. This is served at a little picnic table within the national park where you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings as you eat and drink. There is a constant supply of water and soft drinks if needed, alcohol is available but you need to pay for this - around 5 USD for a large beer and 6 USD for a glass of wine, however you probably won't need much alcohol as the days are packed full of activities that you return to camp feeling contented and sleepy! If you do have a drink, the staff set up a tab and you pay on departure - please ensure you have cash as there are no facilities for card payments. The camp is patrolled by Masai and they will also guide you back to your tent in the evening after dark, so a really safe place to be, as the camp is on the edge of a national park and some animals do wander! Overall, an absolutely wonderful experience, an idyllic location, excellent and attentive staff - thank you so much
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My son and I visited this camp during one of the rainy seasons so not the main tourist season. We were flown in to the camp from Dar-es-Salaam airport. We were the only visitors in this particular camp at the time, although we did see other tourists as we travelled around. We could not have asked for better treatment from the most welcoming of staff. From the manager down through the chef, barman, waiter, Masai guides, and particularly our driver and guide, Abel, nothing was too much trouble. We had a boat safari, and two half day land safaris during which we saw a multitude of animals and birds, many at really close quarters including lions, elephants,and many many giraffes. Other sightings were of hippos, crocodiles, zebras, impala, warthogs among others. Various stork species, herons and myriads of smaller birds were in plenty evidence. Monkeys flocked around the campsite. We had a tented lodge with a huge double bed and a large single bed, with private shower room and a swimming pool - a boon for us northerners. There was layers of protection from mosquitos. The only minor downside for us was that we could have done with a fridge and air conditioning - although large fans kept us a bit cooler in the tent, and in the large decking area there was a constant supply of cold drinks. And also we realised that the dry season would have probably been less humid. These were slight drawbacks however which did nothing to spoil our enjoyment of the stay. Highly recommended.
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We stayed here for 4 nights and had 3 full days Safari. The staff were lovely, particularly Sultani who looked after us so well in the camp and our safari guide Maaruf who was a fountain of knowledge and an excellent driver. Chef catered for one vegetarian and one gluten free - a real bonus (you must request in advance!) Rooms are good, clean with everything you need. Social dining area with bar and lovely views over the Rufiji river. We were there on Christmas Eve and they put on a great show - local village band and Masai warriors. Things to be aware of - bring US dollars as you can only pay in cash. Thank you for a fantastic stay - we absolutely loved our first safari experience!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Selous Kulinda Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Selous Kulinda Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Selous Kulinda Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Selous Kulinda Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Selous Kulinda Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Selous Kulinda Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Selous Kulinda Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.