Selous Riverside: A great little safari camp on the banks of the Rufiji River.

    On arrival, the managers made us feel very welcome with cool drinks and refreshing scented towels before showing us to our deluxe safari tent with its own pool. We arrived after a long haul flight and were able to enjoy a well needed rest in comfortable beds before a lunch was served in the main dining area.
     

    Every guest is assigned someone to look after you during your stay and David served our meals and made sure we had fruit, water, tea and coffee in our room. He made sure our room was clean and stocked with everything we needed and served us at meal times. This was a nice personal touch and the level of service here is very good.

    The guide was interesting and informative, serving cool cold drinks when required. Seeing the hippos in their natural habitat as well as the abundant bird life as the sun started to make its way towards the horizon will certainly stay in the memory.

    The camp is outside of the game reserve but this isn't to much of a problem as the gate is just a short drive away. There's plenty to see and enjoy during the full day game drive and our guide was happy to stop and answer any questions we had. Even visiting during the wet season (Dec - June), your guide will do his best to find all the creatures you’d like to see. Although the game reserve is twice the size of Belgium, you have an excellent chance to enjoy plenty of game including Giraffe, Elephant, Warthog, Crocodile, Hippo, Water buck, Wildebeest, Impala, rare and endangered Wild Dogs as well as lots of beautiful bird life. It was wonderful driving through the bush with the breeze in our faces. I will always remember the beautiful Red Carmine Bee Eaters flying alongside the 4x4 catching the crickets that the vehicle disturbed as we drove along the tracks.

    On our last night, we enjoyed a traditional Swahili Bush Dinner on the bank of the Rufiji River. This consisted of a delicious Chicken Casserole with beans for the main and a lovely dessert as the sun went down and made for the perfect end to an enjoyable and fun packed stay.

    Selous Riverside Safari Camp is a good priced safari camp, that provides a good standard of food, service, accommodation and safari activities. I would recommend three nights as a minimum stay but you may find that you wished you’d stayed for four!


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