Thanks John & co for hosting us at the Great Water Lodge. We must have been the most noisy guests you have ever had. 10 of us on a family holiday took over the whole lodge for a few nights. We had an amazing time. So very accommodating, thank you for meeting our every demand, such an array of food all the time. The boat trip on our first evening there was lovely saw some crocs and lots of birds. Over the next couple of days we visited the park and saw lots of animals. It was a very unique experience, so secluded and feels like you are on a true safari.
The property itself was lovely, we occupied both tents and one of the huts, so very spacious.
John made all the arrangements for us from Dar to Selous and it just felt so seamless.
Would thoroughly recommend this property, don't stay anywhere else!
- 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