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#9 of 23 Speciality lodging in Selous Game Reserve
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Rufiji River Camp enjoys an enviable location high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River. Spectacular sunsets are chorused by hippos grunting and a plethora of bird song. Selous Game Reserve is dominated by the Great and Sprawling Rufiji River, so what better place to stay than right along the banks.
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Lars B wrote a review Dec 2021
Sollentuna, Sweden25 contributions5 helpful votes
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We were a group of four that spent four nights and five days at the camp. We were so impressed by the warmth of everyone at the camp. Our guide was great company - very knowledgeable and interested in everything about animals, birds, trees, and flowers. He showed great respect for all living. The food at the lodge was amazing. We were so impressed with the quality of the cuisine – and that in the middle of the bush! And the people that tended to us at the lodge was very friendly. The tents were spread across the camp and there was no fence around the camp. A Massai guided us to the tents after sundown. And we heard every sound of Africa as we fell asleep after a long and successful game drive.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Bruce Fox, Other at Rufiji River Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Lars B, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Rufiji River Camp. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we love to share this amazing location with our visitors and hopefully can host you again soon. On behalf of the entire team at Rufiji River Camp, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena! Best regards, The Fox Family
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Soyeon wrote a review Jan 2021
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I and my partner spent two nights and three days in the Rufiji River Camp in late December, 2020. We enjoyed all the activities that the Camp offered - road safari, boat safari, and walking safari very much thanks to the kind and passionate Camp team - Joseph, Edward, Howly, and Isac. Also, every meal in the Camp was amazing, which I have missed so much till now. The tent was spacious, clean, and cozy nestled in trees and bushes where we could enjoy the real nature and from river view. Also, from the balcony of the tent we could see small animals moving around such as Mongooses. I would like to appreciate the Camp team for their smooth management and kind care for us. Hope that we could visit here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Bruce Fox, Other at Rufiji River Camp
Responded 5 Aug 2021
Dear Soyeons2021, Thank you very much for such kind words. It brings us such joy when we hear from our guests how they enjoyed their stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! On behalf of the Rufiji River Camp team, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!
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Voyageur k wrote a review Dec 2020
Geneva, Switzerland218 contributions45 helpful votes
I recommend this place if you plan to visit Selous game reserve. Tents are clean, comfortable with a big terrace. Food was good. They usually have buffets but we were few guests due to COVID and so it was served to table. One lunch in the bush, amazing experience. I really would like to point out the efforts done to make you feel at home ( thank you Joseph) and the quality of our guides Edward and Aouli who were communicating a lot to share their knowledge and experience. Boat safari was great to be close to hippos and crocodiles and we saw many many birds. The park is huge and there is a lot of water. If you like nature and safaris I definitely recommend the lodge and the park. Take into consideration that at this season climate is really hot and humid. Not always easy to see animals as it is close to a place where animals have been hunted. Don’t forget the mosquito repellent!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sara C wrote a review Mar 2020
15 contributions5 helpful votes
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My husband and me spent two wonderful days in this Camp at the end of February. Everything was much better than our expectations. The Team und their kindness will always remain in our heart. The Service was excellent, both in the camp and in excursions. We saw many animals among which: zebras, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, elephants ... They also gave us a surprising room upgrade and a free bottle of wine for our honeymoon. We can only recommend this place! All the best, Sara and René
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Date of stay: February 2020
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CMDG wrote a review Jan 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom33 contributions15 helpful votes
The Tanzanian Government seems to have sacrificed the reserve on the altar of national economic gain. A hydroelectric dam is being built at Steiglitz Gorge that will impact the reserve and its wetlands significantly in the long term. In the short term, wide strips of land have and are being cleared and populated with concrete pylons. An unpleasant addition to the scenery, not conducive to promoting a natural reserve for safaris. Camp owners in the Selous Game Reserve must face an uncertain future. That said, the lodge provided good service and an excellent guide in Elliah (apologies for any mispelling).
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rufiji River Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Rufiji River Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rufiji River Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rufiji River Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rufiji River Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Rufiji River Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rufiji River Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.