Reviews of Selous Impala Camp
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Fantastic camp for our first time on safari
We loved Selous - the layout of the camp along the River was spectacular, the staff were all lovely and made a real effort to chat to every guest at the end of each day. Food was fantastic. The guides / rangers were very knowledgeable and made the days out in the Jeep really fascinating, and we met some lovely people who we've stayed in touch with.
We loved the walking safari and the boat safaris. The highlight was probably waking up at 3am to the sounds of an elephant crashing through the bush next to our tent, before he emerged in front of the veranda and proceeded to eat right outside the tent for the next 1/2 hour.
We really enjoyed our stay at Impala LodgeRead more about the whole safari
Fantastic experience at Selous Impala camp
The luxury tents were excellent - very comfortable and clean with all the facilitiies necessary.
The whole camp was inkeeping with the surroundings and used wherever possible local materials etc.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave everyone personal attention.
The guides were enthusiastic and knowlegeable.
The quality of the food and the varied menu was excellent.
Unfortunately when it came to paying our drinks bill the waiters had added on drinks after we had signed the respective bill each night. It was very obvious on one occasion because they had used a different pen! The management have to ensure that the waiters put a line to the bottom of the bill for us to sign. The waiter didn't argue when we complained about the final total. He just made the necessary changes.
Superb - and leopard too
Our transfer from Rufiji via boat was definitely the way to travel - only mared by a nagging worry that we had covered all the bases alreadt at Rufiji and we were concerned that we should have chosen a more different environment for our second camp.
We need not have worried - as soon as we arrived we had a briefing from the camp team - assessing exactly what we had already done and what we wanted to concentrate on during our stay. They made a real effort to take us to new places and experience new things.
Impala hit the spot with us on virtually every level. From the food, accommodation to the guiding - everything has been thought about and was of fantastic quality without being laboured or overdone.
Highlights were many - catching tiger fish, getting a wee bit close to elephants on our walking safari, finding the same elephants that evening scratching themselves on the poles of our tent base, and finally the last day jeep drive where Peter even managed to pull a leopard out of the hat.
It really was a magical experience.