Rufiji River fly-camping

Rufiji River fly-camping: Our full report

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1st June to 31st March

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.

Geographics

Location: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Ideal length of stay: 1-2 nights

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Further dining info: No

Special interests

Birdwatching: Selous Game Reserve is a classic area for birdwatching in Tanzania, from the waterbirds found in the lakes and floodplains that surround the Rufiji River, to the dry-country raptors in the hills to the north.

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Children

Infrastructure

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

Extras

Disabled access: Not Possible