Selous Game Reserve camps - Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp is a well located little camp in the northern Selous. It's set in a great location for game viewing with easy access to the main river, lakes and channels by boat and some good game rich areas for traditional game drives.

Although it's not far from a few other camps in this part of the reserve one of Impala's greatest strengths is probably the fact that it's remained small which is nearly always a good starting point.  Its setting right on the water is only rivalled by the luxurious Sand Rivers and its charm and personality are immediately evident as soon as you step on to the huge raised deck that houses the bar, sitting and dining area. There are different levels and private corners where you can retreat to and very attentive staff are always on hand.

Accommodation is in huge Meru tents on wooden platforms with six large gauze windows giving you the opportunity to continue bird watching when lying on your bed. Each of the seven tents has a large deck overlooking the river and two tents share a platform, making it ideal for a family. Tents are brightly furnished using East African Kitenge material throughout so there's no sophisticated understatement here, but that may be a welcome relief to those who dont feel the need for yet another boutique lodge. Each tent has a sectioned off dressing area and well fitted bathroom. There is 24 hour electricity and floor fans. Unlike other camps there is no minimum age so this would be a good choice for a family with a child under 8. 

Dining is on individual tables and the management is attentive but not acting as hosts, the food is superb and the presentation ingenious – Nile Perch filo pie served in the huge husks of baobab nuts, and fruit pierced on the thorns of an acacia twig with passion fruit custard are particular favourites. And the coffee is likely to be the best you'll drink in southern Tanzania.

Although there is more safari traffic in this area, particularly on the river where you're likely to encounter boats from other camps, the trade off is plentiful game, particularly during the dry season as the last of the water in the lakes and smaller rivers provides a precious drinking resource.

Incl. FB, game drives, boat safari, walking safaris, park fees, laundry and transfers. Excl. Beer, spirits & wines, soft drinks

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