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Certificate of Excellence


#6 of 22 Specialty lodging in Selous Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
2019 Winner Bronze - Most Romantic Lodge and Best Value Lodge in Tanzania! Located on the border of the Selous Game Reserve, with dramatic views of the beautiful Rufiji River, Selous River Camp is the highest-reviewed camp in the area and offers a whole range of thrilling safaris. The camp has an magical, friendly atmosphere where you can relax with an ice-cold drink beside the campfire, cool off in the riverbank swimming pool, or take in the stunning view of the sun setting over the river. Spend the night in a cosy traditional (but comfortable!) "Mud hut" room located overlooking the river, or sleep under canvas in a simple glamping tent. Enjoy delicious meals, served in the riverbank restaurant. Set out on safari in the Selous with an experienced guide and discover wildlife from the comfort of a open-sided 4x4 car, explore the river or lakes by boat, or go for a gentle stroll on a walking safari. Get Your Extraordinary! Contact Us To Book Your Safari.
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Border of the Selous Game Reserve Rufiji Tanzania
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Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport91 mi
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Selous River Camp offer the service of a five star hotel, in the total respect of the nature and the environment. Is located on the side of the river, from there you can enjoy a beautiful view all day long. The pool is perfect to refresh at the end of an excursion and the
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Response from selous_river_camp, Owner at Selous River Camp
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Jacopo! Thank you very much for this wonderful review! I'm delighted you had such an excellent experience at Selous River Camp! Your amazing positive feedback and recommendation means so much to us all and reading that you thought the food was delicious is brilliant (we know how important food is - in particular to Italians like yourself!). We've added a few new dishes to our menu this season, and it sounds like they are a success :) I've already passed on your review to your guide, Deo, and he and the whole team are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us so much. The view really is special, and we never get tired of enjoying it. Thank you again for taking the time to review us. We are looking forward to having you back again! Katie and the whole Selous River Camp Team.
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I surely recommand the Selous River Camp ! We have stayed there 2 nights in a Mudhut with a nice view on the river. It was really clean and peaceful. The camp is also absolutely wonderful ! Jimmy and his team are really nice and always there to help. We wanted to return to Dar
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Response from selous_river_camp, Owner at Selous River Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Joyce, Thank you so much for your recommendation! Reading that your experience of the camp and our service was so good that you think we're the best camp ever in this area is wonderful! It was an absolute pleasure for our team having you at the camp and we hope that you are able to visit us again one day! Wishing you happy travels! Katie and all the team at Selous River Camp.
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I cannot say enough about the beauty of this Camp! It is breath taking. The views of the natural beauty are spectacular, but also the details of the Camp; the lighting, the carpentry, the fabrics, the art. It was obviously created with so much love. Love of the river,
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Response from selous_river_camp, Owner at Selous River Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Carrie, Thank you very much for this wonderful review of our little haven on the river! We absolutely agree about the spectacular views (the Rufiji River is definitely a great neighbour!) and we're so pleased that you enjoyed the details of the camp as well - the camp was created with a lot of love and we're delighted that our passion for the Selous and her awesome nature shines through! It was such a pleasure having you safari with us, and we can't wait for your return trip in 2020! Katie and The Whole Selous River Camp Team
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Myself and my partner stayed at the camp for 5 days. We had the time of our lives. Staff could not be more helpful. We saw the most amazing wildlife. We did a walking safari, a boat safari and two drives ... fab ! Our guide Anton was so helpful and willing and very
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Response from selous_river_camp, Owner at Selous River Camp
Responded Apr 23, 2019
Hi Joanol, Thank you so much for sharing this amazing feedback of your stay at Selous River Camp! I'm so glad that you had the time of your lives on safari with us and that our guide, Anton, was able to help you to have such amazing experiences with the wildlife! Anton is very passionate about helping guests and making sure they learn about the wildlife, and it's not a surprise that he took such good care of you. He is an important member of our team! Thank you very much for recommending us and we hope that we can welcome you back to the Selous again some day! Kind regards Katie and all the Selous River Camp Team
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I spent three glorious days at the Selous River Camp, feeling close to nature. The River Camp was an amazing place to stay. First, let me say I was traveling on my own (single female). I found Tanzania to be a very easy, relaxed place to visit solo. At the Selous River Camp
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Response from selous_river_camp, Owner at Selous River Camp
Responded Apr 24, 2019
Oh Allison! What a wonderful, kind, amazing review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the world! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the camp so much! Our team all try to create as good an experience as possible for our guests, and your use of the word "glorious" to describe your stay with us says it all! Our staff will be so pleased to read your comments on their service and I will be sure to pass your review on to them! It's wonderful that you were able to try (and review!) both types of accommmodation, and I really enjoyed reading about how the Mudhut made you feel like you were a queen staying in a castle! They are indeed made in the traditional way, out of mud and sticks, and thatched with palm leaves - but the furnishing is clean and a lot more comfortable than you may expect from looking at the outside! Your feedback about the tent bathrooms is very much appreciated. We're busy at the moment revamping and improving the tent bathroom block, which will include, among other changes, making sure they aren't so dark. The trees around the camp are wonderful for keeping the camp cool and shady during the heat of the day, but do provide a challenge when it comes to natural light inside! I hope that we will have the pleasure of hosting you at the camp again one day so that you can see the improvements for yourself! I'm glad you enjoyed the satellite WiFi ... the limited time does definitely help make sure that guests don't miss out on the magic of hippos honking in the river at sunset, and the ambience around the campfire with the stars overhead and the bushbabies calling from the trees - in fact, your beautiful experience of floating in the pool after dinner enjoying the warm evening air and gazing up at the stars is something which a lot of people would miss out on if they were scrolling endlessly through facebook instead. Our chefs work hard on our food and I'm really pleased to read that you found your meals excellent! It's part of the Selous River Camp ethos that we believe the food is one of the most important aspects of the services we provide and because we serve meals on a set menu, we think it's important that everyone's diets and tastes are accommodated to (which can be a challenge sometimes with our remote location, but one which we are confident we excel in!). Allison, I really hope that we have the luck to host you at Selous River Camp again one day, but in the meantime, thank you again for this glorious review. Wishing you happy travels! Kind regards Katie and The Selous River Camp Team.
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