| Rufiji River Camp was built in the mid-1970's and was the first camp in Selous. The
setting by the river is good. You have a good view of and across the river, and you
have good chances of seeing wildlife around.
Each tent sleeps two persons, but there is room enough for an extra bed for a child.
All tents have a private bathroom with toilet and solar-heated shower.
The lodge offers game
drives in the park. This is of interest mainly to guests arriving by air or train;
if you arrive by road, you will probably do game drives in your own vehicle. The camp
has good vehicles and guides.
You can also book bush walks, game viewing from boats, fishing trips and fly-camping,
i.e. overnight stays in mobile camps in the middle of the bush. Combined with bush walk,
fly-camping offers genuine safari and camp atmosphere.
The major parks of southern Tanzania Mikumi,
Selous and Ruaha have the highest concentrations of
wildlife during August to October, which is the end of a long dry season, when the animals
congregate along the rivers. Most visitors come during this time of year (the parks
still have significantly fewer visitors than the major parks of northern Tanzania, such
as Serengeti and Ngorongoro).
November to May brings rain, but there is a drier spell during January and February,
when safaris are possible.
Wildlife around the camp
Rufiji River Camp has one of the best locations along the Rufiji River. Hippopotamus,
antelopes and elephants are often seen. As the camp is facing the bush, any animals
may appear around camp. You shouldn't move around within the camp at night without an