Selous Impala Camp

Reviews of Selous Impala Camp

Excellent(96%) From 207 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 207 of our travellers who have visited Selous Impala Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr E & Ms W - honeymoon from Oxford
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

We loved this camp. Everything was so personal, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel very special (e.g. Champagne sunset and honeymoon note).

As we had to pack so light we really liked the fact that there was a complementary washing service. It was also great that we had the same guides for the 4 days that we were there. The only negative things we would say is that although the staff were wonderful we felt that they had been drilled with what to say to guests and didn't seem as happy as the staff at the lake Manze camp (maybe a little repressed?)

The guides were great and completely went out of their way to ensure that we got to see the animals that we wanted to see. Something to note is that there was a $15/pp charge for fishing at this camp (unlike the lake Manze camp), however this was a very enjoyable activity.

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Mr & Mrs A - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala Camp Review

From the moment we were greeted at the airstrip by Mtolo with chilled fruit juice and moist flannels we were treated like royalty. Every member of the Impala team, be it guides, drivers, waiters or the Masai could not do enough to make our trip everything that we hoped it would be. The quality of the accommodation, service, food and safaris was simply exceptional.

We saw more animals and wildlife than we hoped would be possible and much more closely than we had expected. Our wildlife experiences, by truck, boat or foot were unforgettable not only because of what we saw in relative isolation but also becuase of the helpful, considerate and hugely informed way in which we were guided.

Selous Impala Camp is a very special place in an unforgettable location.

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Mr & Mrs B - Bristol
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

We very much enjoyed our time at Selous Impala. It is located in a lovely position overlooking the river. The accommodation was comfortable and the food good. All the staff were friendly and efficient.

We had our own vehicle ( there were 3 of us ) with driver and guide , both of whom were friendly and a pleasure to be with. We had good game viewing - lions, wild dog , elephant . The guide was very knowledgable . It was also good to have the river trips available. We did 2 of these, one of which was a fishing trip where ( somehow ) we managed to catch a rather large catfish from a sandbank in the middle of the river, which 5 minutes before had been occupied by a couple of very large crocodiles. As well as close encounters with a lot of large crocodiles, there was excellent bird life to see, and hippos and elephant both on the banks and in the water.

We also enjoyed the scenery of the Selous with its combination of bush and water.

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Mr & Mrs R - Honeymooners from Manchester
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

This is an amazing place. Not sure if it's because we found Manze to be not the most relaxing of places, but from the moment we got to Impala we were like 'wow, the honeyoon starts now'. On arrival we were greeted with cooling towels, fresh juice and a very friendly if not a little bit cheesy Italian called Mateo, he sat us down explained everything about the camp, what was on offer and was very accomodating to our needs.

We went on game drives, caught fish in the mighty Rufigi and had morning bush walks and breakfasts. Everything was very well organised, tailored to your needs and nothing was too much trouble. You even got a morning wake up call with tea and fruit brought to your tent.

The food was great both at the camp and on the bush drives.

The staff were excellent, good banter was had with all the lads. The place has a really good atmosphere and alot of that is down to all the staff getting along. Our guide Macomba was excellent, very friendly, spoke perfect English, taught us Swahali and was very knowledgeable. We can't speak highly enough about him.

The perfect honeymoon location with a beautiful and peaceful setting on the mighty Rufigi river which we did not want to leave.

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Mr & Mrs W on honeymooner from Oxford
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

An absolutely wonderful camp, everything about it was perfect. The tents are very spacious and well equipped. Food and service is second to none and being an open camp makes walking to dinner an exciting adventure as you never know what your going to bump into, but the masaai to keep you safe reassures you.

Would highly recommend the day fly camping, camping 200 meters away from a pride of lions is quite an experience!

Guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Having the option of driving, river or walking safaris was brilliant as it mixes your day up and stops the drives being very similar. My only regret is not taking advantage of the fishing, but i'll save that till next time.

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Mr H & Mrs H - London
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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More than just Impalas

Very well run camp on a beautiful bend in the Rufuji River. We were very fortunate with the game - wild dogs during the "airport transfer" were just the start - and the guiding was of a very high standard.

Spacious tents right on the river bank with plenty of elephant and giraffe visits - there is nothing like an elephant bull coming out of the bushes to get the adrenaline going when walking to lunch. Participating in one of the great boat trips in the afternoon then did its part in calming down again - note also the effort being put in to set up a great place for the sundowner on the river bank.

Speaking of food, the Italian management certainly shines through with the food - excellent 4-course meals are certainly not the worst possible way to end a day.

Only one surprise independent of the camp - a lot of the game, especially antelopes, zebra and giraffe, are very skittish in the Selous. Fortunately the same cannot be said of the lions, hippos, crocs, etc...

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Mopane squirrels
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

There is no doubt this is a very good camp with excellent guiding. Our guide, Pietro, an Italian, was an excellent communicator. We are split on Impala. Juliet did not feel the camp was in as good a location as Manze although the view from the dining area was fantastic. The camp we agreed was more luxurious than Manze but we missed the communal dining.

We think this important, to eat with other guests and guides, even if only for an occasional meal. Saw lots more birds but less game here, although we did see leopards from both camps. Again an open camp with daily visits

This camp was accurately described by Claire [Ed: of Expert Africa!]. We really enjoyed the diversity of activity. We particularly appreciated for the first time ever for us on safari, (we always go July/August) seeing green by the lakes and rivers which gave us and indication as to what the landscape in East Africa would be like in their summer months.

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Mr H & Ms H - Toronto, Canada
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Terrific location, food and people.

Rooms were excellent. The guiding was also very good. The river cruises were excellent an offered a nice complement to the game drives.

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Honeymooners from Midlothian
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Fantastic accommodation with elephants and giraffe on the door step. Food and service brilliant. Made to feel very welcome and at home.

Safari was amazing. We saw a great variety of animals and habitats. The guides knew everything!

A perfect choice for a honeymoon as lots of extra touches to make it feel like an extra special trip.

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The E family - Carlisle
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Very scenic camp on river's edge; very well equipped spacious tents raised up on platforms; excellent and knowledgeable guiding and driving; calm and atmospheric dining in large bar area

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