- Prime Rufiji River location
- Intimate camp with swimming pool
- Excellent wildlife in vast reserve
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Selous Impala is a stylish camp in a prime location on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, Southern Tanzania. This vast and untouched reserve is a world heritage site known for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, huge number of big cats and the endangered wild dog. Accessible by plane, the nearest airstrip is just 14 km away, and from there it’s a short boat or vehicle safari to camp.
The open-sided communal area is set on a raised wooden deck with wonderful views and there’s plenty of space in the comfortable lounge. The dining area is also spacious and there’s a bar and fire pit to gather around in the evenings. The swimming pool, although somewhat small, is delightful and has lovely views of the river.
Activities include full-day, morning or afternoon game drives in open 4X4 vehicles, and wonderful cruises along the Rufiji River or in nearby lakes. Fishing, guided walks and fly camping are also possible at supplementary cost and subject to national park availability.
The accommodation comprises eight classic, East African style tents set into the acacia woodland. They are well spaced out on raised wooden decks to keep them cool, and to maximise guest privacy and views of the river or lagoon. Each room has a large, comfortable bed, a fan, writing desk, safe and dressing area. The en-suite bathrooms house a hot shower, flushing toilet and double basin.
Children of all ages are welcome and families of up to three children can be accommodated. The family unit comprises two separate tents on one raised wooden platform. As is the case across the Selous, walking safaris and fly camping are restricted to children of 16 years and over. However, the camp’s flexible approach to game drive duration is a real bonus for families with younger children. Given the genuinely wild location of this remote camp, parents must keep children of all ages under close supervision at all times.
Impala is a relaxed, intimate and elegant camp offering good value for money, with staff known for their flexibility and superb team spirit.
- Stunning open-fronted rooms
- World heritage site
- Fantastic motorboat safaris
- Private lodge
- Ideal for groups and families
- Fantastic Selous game reserve
- Beautiful riverside location
- Stunning pool, spa, private plunge pools
- Game drives and guided walks
- Fishing and boating excursions
- Beautiful riverside setting
- Game drives and walking safaris
- Boat trips
- Fishing and birdwatching
- Great location on the banks of the Rufiji River
- Traditional 14 Tent Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Down to earth and good value
- Rustic tented safari camp
- Wilderness Location
- Comparatively good value
- Excellent wildlife
- Traditional safari camp
- Vast, unspoilt Reserve
- Fantastic staff
- Old favourite
- Outdoor pool
- Central location
- Variety of dining options
- Remote National Park
- Chalets have river views
- Lodge has elevated position over the plains
-Remote, unspoiled location
-Overnight fly camping
Yes everything went incredibly smoothly , excellent guide and set up u have . I might need a new pair of calves though !!! Thanks for sorting ALL the changes out. Regards Charlie
charles b reviewing 6 Day Toubkal Circuit on 03 May 2023
Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair
Alistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023
Well, we are back and still buzzing. We have had a marvellous time. The weather helped. We left Manchester in the snow and arrived in Marrakesh at 30 degrees. We were well looked after in the Riad. I'm glad we booked a meal for the first evening - ate it on the roof terrace. We can recommend that. It was delicious. We ate at the Foundouk, as per your recommendation and on the following night we ate at Le Jardin - got lost on the way to it!. We can really recommend Le Jardin.
The following day we went to Majorelle gardens. Fortunately we had looked it up before we travelled because you have to book in advance online only from Jan 2023. We found our own way to the Medera Ben Yousef and Latifa took us to Bahia Palace - both were stunning.
The following morning our lovely taxi driver Mohammond collected us to go to the EcoLodge. Yet another Mohammond made us very welcome. Again we ate well! You were right, the pool was freezing, but I can't sit next to water and not get in. Once you're in you forget how cold it is! I wasn't the only person to try the pool.
Rashid, our guide for our walk collected us. He was brilliant. It was hard work, but worth it. I was determined I would make it. Kevin is fitter than me! The Berber family were lovely. We stopped when we were nearly there to see how rag rugs were made. When we got back Rashid and Mohammond confessed that Mohammond had said to Rashid that he should get us to a road if we got too tired and they would send a taxi (or a mule!) to collect us - or me, but Rashid was sure that I'd be OK. He was right. I think they wondered about these 2 70+ year olds. We can't praise Rashid enough. He had walked over from Imlil in the morning and was going to walk back after he left us.
Thank you so much for putting our holiday together. We never thought it would be 3 years before we went. We are so glad we persevered. We did wonder what we had let ourselves in for as 2 oldies!
Fiona and Kevin
Fiona B reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 21 April 2023