The Rufiji River fly-camp is set up on the shore of Lake Mzizimia for just two to six clients
Rufiji River fly-camping: Our full report
If you're visiting Rufiji River Camp for more than a few nights, then consider combining a night or two at this satellite fly-camp with a longer stay at the main Rufiji River Camp. When fly-camping here, you'll head out with your own guide, perhaps walking or driving, to a simple camp beside one of the lakes.
These fly-camps have good-sized A-frame tents, a hot bucket shower and a toilet; yet retain a feeling of being very remote. Dinner is cooked on the open fire, and eaten outside or beneath a canvas gazebo.
These fly-camps need to be booked in advance, and have a supplement (about £45 per person for 2007). They're usually run on an individual basis without any other guests.
Note that these particular fly-camping trips are only possible as a few nights out of a longer safari staying at Rufiji River Camp.
Ideal length of stay: 1-2 nights
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included
Birdwatching: Selous Game Reserve is a classic area for bird-watching, from the waterbirds found in the lakes and floodplains that surround the Rufiji River, to the dry-country raptors in the hills to the northSee more ideas for Birdwatching in Tanzania
Wildlife safaris: Selous is an excellent game reserve with great populations of big game from large herds of elephants and buffalo to lion, leopard and an excellent population of wild dogs. Black rhino are present in very small numbers, but they are rarely seenSee more ideas for Wildlife safaris in Tanzania
Generally recommended for children: No
Power supply: None
Communications: For all intents and purposes you should consider yourself out of contact. However there will be radio contact with the main camp for emergencies.
Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible