Our family of four (boys aged 10 & 14) stayed at Selous Great water Lodge for three nights in late December. We took the Cultural Tour option, which allowed us a variety of experiences including amazing wildlife viewing, a wander through a local village, a lovely boat trip and a tour through local farms along the river. As others have mentioned, new owners Bronson and Susanne were wonderful and attentive hosts. The accommodation in a safari tent overlooking a water hole was superb, as was the food (we even had pizza, which my youngest son is still talking about). In addition to all else, what sets Selous Great Water Lodge apart is the generosity of spirit displayed at all times. Cold drinking water was always at hand (we went through a lot!), meal portions were plentiful, and Bronson and Susanne were always available to help with the smallest things. Of course, the wildlife viewing was nothing less than spectacular (and our driver/guide, Emmanuel was incredible), and the view of the river from the bluff above was absolutely mesmerising (a cold beer in hand!). Stay at Selous Great Water Lodge - you won't regret it!
- 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