This was my first trip to the area of Africa, but when I arrived to John's place, it was a great relief for me, because I was little bit nervous about the places and the area. When we arrived there we felt big trust and we were in a very nice place. John was very kind and interested with us during our stay. His team was also interested and they were so friendly that we felt like we were at home. We stayed at the big tent for 2 nighst, which was a great experience for me :) When we stay there the baboons came in front of our tent, which was really interesting. The foods were very good, also we had such a nice dinner with the company of John and his friend Michael. When we went to game reserve we saw lot of animals, such as elephants, giraffes,lions, zebras,crocodiles, lot of baboons and leopard:)) yes we were so lucky that we saw leopard even though it was a sudden. This safari experience was really great adventure for us. During our stay everything was perfect. I highly recommend John's place, if you want to have safari experience. Especially you should choose to stay in big tent near to the lake:) Thanks John, Patrick, Juma, Paul and the other member of the team.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Selous Great Water Lodge* is located outside Africa's largest and wildest protected sanctuary for game. Here a million large animals roam amid a spectacular landscape that has far fewer human visitors than other reserves. The lodge is right beside the mighty Rufiji River, lifeblood of the Selous. Comfort and security are combined with the sheer excitement of being in such a place! We are an intimate, friendly lodge and pride ourselves on our genuine hospitality, offering a personal service to guests, and all at a very affordable price. From the outskirts of Dar es Salaam we are only five hours away by road. Otherwise you can fly to a nearby airstrip, perhaps on your way to or from Zanzibar or Mafia Island. Whichever way, we can organise it for you. Activities include private game drives with an excellent guide, river boat safaris into the reserve, riverbank walks through the forest, and cultural tours to villages and to meet local people who live from farming and fishing. Accommodation comprises of four luxury en-suite tents; two tents have a stunning view over the Rufiji river and two tents overlook the bush and an animal water hole. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks while admiring the spectacular view over the Rufiji river. After dinner you can sit around our fireplace under the stars, listening to the sound of the river and animals in the night. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Selous Great Water Lodge Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve