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Southern Tanzania: Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp the earliest permanent camp in Selous occupies the most breathtaking position in
Selous high up on the banks of the Rufiji River overlooking the pods of hippo and basking crocs. The
accommodation at Rufiji River Camp consist of tents set out along the banks. Each tent consists of twin
beds and an ensuite bathroom with flush toilets. The camp includes a swimming pool, dining room, and
bar area.

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Camp Details

  • 14 tents on wooden platforms with thatched roofs. All have en suite bathroom facilities.
    All tents can be double, twin, single or triple. Extra beds can be added for children.
    Tents are fully furnished and are mosquito proof - spray is provided.
  • Electricity provided by generator - 24V with UK style 3 pin sockets
    • Power is not 24 hour
    • Power is available for lighting and recharging batteries but not for
  • Swimming pool - towels provided
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Solar heated water


  • Game drives are taken in open, adapted 4WD vehicles. The vehicles have tiered seating and roof shading. The camp has 2 types of vehicle a Maruti jeep for a max of 6 people, and an extended Landrover style vehicle with 3 rows of seats for a max of 9 people. Game viewing is shared unless a private vehicle reserved.
  • Boating safari in the Rufiji River in flat bottomed boats with shade roofing
  • Walking safaris with guides and armed rangers


  • Accommodation is full board
  • Breakfast: fresh fruit, breads, full "English" style cooked breakfast, tea, coffee and fruit juice
  • Lunch - a buffet lunch and dessert
  • Dinner - Starter, main course, dessert
  • Special diets can be catered for with prior notification
  • Tea and coffee is served after each meal and is available complimentary at all times of day.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are available from the bar throughout the day.
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