We stayed 3 nights in Feb 2012 @ the Selous Impala Camp. We arrived from Dar es Salaam and have been picked up by Gerald, our guide for the next 3 days. He immediately offered us fresh towels and some juice.
The we drove to the camp and had our first small game drive.
Once arrived at the camp we checked in, got a first introduction and went to our tent. Selous Impala is a permanent camp, therefore there was alway hot water available.
The bedroom was nicely equipped and quite big. We had two sun chairs on the veranda.
Together with Gerald we did every morning a game drive. We got an wake up call @ 06:00. Wake up call means a waiter comes to your tent and brings coffee, tea and some cookies with him. So a quick shower and and the game drive started at 06:30. Game drive in Selous is different than in Serengeti. You are allowed to drive off-road. However it is more difficult to spot the animals because the territory is different. Not so flat and more trees. But Gerald did quite good in that.
At arround 10:00 we made a stop and had a bush breakfast. This means a table and two chairs in the wilderness and the we got tea, coffee, muesli, eggs, bacon, sausages, juice and fruits. Breakfast in the wilderness with view to the animals is a really different experience.
at around 13:00 we had been back in the camp for lunch. Delicious.
at 16:00 we started the afternoon activities. We normally went by boat to the Rufiji River. Hipos, Crocodiles and a lot of different birds - quite amazing. On day after the boat trip we enjoyed a sunset drink out in the wilderness.
Around 18:30 / 19:00 back to the camp. Before dinner we normally had a drink around an open fire.
For dinner we had always a different table at a different place. The most impressive one was the bush dinner at an open fire and a Genet cat around. Throughout the whole stay we had our own waiter. And after dinner or lunch we always drank a good Italian espresso
on the game drive we saw Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Hunting Dogs, Giraffes and and and
On the boat we saw Hippos, Crocodiles, Kingfisher, Eagles, Bee Eaters, Fly Catchers and and and
Mille grazie to Andrea, Lorenzo and the whole team for a wonderful stay. Very well done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Selous Impala Camp has just 8 en suite tents of which 2 are family tents with two tents on one platform, each with own bathroom. There are ceiling fans and power showers all run from solar energy. Game drives are in 4x4 vehicles with driver and guide, and we put max 4 people in a car. Boat safaris are on the Rufiji River and the lakes coming off it; walking safaris in season. The camp is closed from end March to end May each year for the long rains. There is a swimming pool and a shady lodge with dining and sitting rooms and a bar overlooking the river. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Selous Impala Camp Hotel Selous Game Reserve