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 £55 per person for 2013). 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
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 protection recommended: Yes
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible