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The Selous Impala Camp

There is a large and comfortable thatched low-slung building with wide verandahs where there is a relaxed open plan area with a well stocked bar, dining room and plenty of planters' chairs and sofas so that the guests can scan the river and banks for game, drink in hand.

Below the lodge is an attractive sitting area just above the river, where campfires are lit every night so that the visitor can enjoy the sound of the animals and birds in the evening, and hear the crickets sing as the waters flow by.

Nearby is a sheltered, crystal clear blue swimming pool, just the thing after returning from a game drive in the heat of the day, or to enjoy a sundowner and bathe in the evening.

In tradition with the sort of equipment that Frederick Courtenay Selous himself might have used, the professionally designed safari tents are the real thing. But inside it's another matter - built on sturdy hardwood platforms raised to catch the breeze, there is a traditional writing desk, leather-bound game books, comfortable spacious beds, luxurious dressing room, shower, flush toilet and twin porcelain basins.

There are fluffy cotton dressing gowns and towels and traditionally woven kikoys decorate the beds and dressing-room, lit by brass safari lamps. Each tent has a spacious verandah looking out over the river and it is normal to hear snorting Hippos frisking in the water during the night.

The camp is large and nicely spread out - Maasai askaris escort the guests to and from their tents for safety in the night. Each banda has a separate dressing room leading into an en-suite bathroom with twin basins, high flush toilet and an 'open air' shower.

  • 8 beautifully furnished tents on sturdy wooden platforms
  • Nestling on the banks of the Rufiji River
  • Excellent game drives and boat trips
  • Walking trips for guests coming for longer stays

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