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.
Mr & Mrs P from Bucks
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Unforgetable safari at Impala Camp

We were both very impressed with the accommodation, food, service and above all the quality of the water and game drives were superb.

Of particular note was the quality of the guide. We were very fortunate to have had the services of Gerrard to ourselves for three days.

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Mrs H - Berks
Arrived on: 13-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala - better than ever

Friendly and well run. Particulary appreciated having a guide allocated to us for the whole trip and we did not have new guests joiining in part way (which means that the guide inevitably repeats information we have already heard).

Breakfast in the bush is fun plus the mix of game drives and boat trips. Our guide Mokili was young but very enthusiastic and keen to please and his bird identification was good.

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Mr & Mrs P - Norfolk
Arrived on: 11-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Although the camp rates higher the wildlife was not so good. Our guide was more experienced but still was not in the league of Steve Roskelly. The staff were all very friendly and the service excellent, if possibly over the top for a safari camp. Again the range of activities were very good and were tailored to our desires as much as possible.

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Mr L - Bristol
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

we moved here from Lake Manze and noted quite a difference in layout and style.
It is definitely a step up in terms of facilities. There is power and there are therefore welcome fans in the rooms. There is a very nice pool which was very welcome in the middle of the day with the temp at 36deg!

The whole camp is very well sited on the banks of the Rufiji. The main lodge area has been recently resited due to erosion of the bank, and will probably need to be moved again in a few years time. Although it has relatively few tents, there is a very spacious feel to the camp, particularly the main lodge area.

The food is very well prepared and served and was very delicious, usually with a choice between meat and fish at dinner time.
However it is the dining arrangements that draws my only negative comment. It seems strange to isolate diners at individual and widely spaced tables, particularly when there are relatively few people at the camp ,as when we were there. This does lead to a rather formal and less spontaneous mood at the camp.The actual service though cannot be faulted.

Although scheduled to be here for 4 nights we actually only stayed for three, due to a need for a side trip to Dar es Salaam for medical treatment. We cannot praise the staff and managers, Andrea and Lorenzo , enough for their help with making the arrangements in a difficult situation. This did mean we missed most of our drives and the scheduled bush walk which was a great pity.

Our guide Ezra was first class and very informative with good communication skills. We saw wild dogs during our first evening and stayed with them for quite a while. We were also lucky enough to see a herd of Eland on a drive, and spent time with a pride of lions at a more remote part of the camp. We saw many Giraffe and Zebra and of course Impala were everywhere.

We had a late afternoon boat trip along the Rufiji which was still pretty low, necessitating some good navigation skills by our driver! We had good sightings of Crocodiles and hippos and saw many fish eagles and herons as well as several Kingfisher species including a giant Kingfisher. The river bank trees and bushes were festooned with the nests of various weaver birds and there were also groups of bee eaters of several species.
The boat trips make for a nice contrast with the game drives.
Impala is a very comfortable and friendly camp with great facilities and certainly recommended by us.

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Mr P - Maidstone
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Difficult to fault this camp - it was all brilliant. Particularly the options of game drives - in excellent land rovers and with very good guides - boat trips and walking safaris gave us plenty of variety. We had options of half day game drives with breakfast provided in the bush which was great. The rains had started early by the time we arrived but game viewing was excellent - particularly lion and wild dogs.

The walking safari guide was particularly good.

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Mr & Mrs M from Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

We stayed at Selous Impala for 3 nights and really enjoyed the camp. Guiding was superb and varied (boat, vehicle, walking and fishing). Tents were very comfortable and the food was outstanding.

The camp & Selous were an ideal contrast (in wildlife and scenery) to our 3 night stay in Ruaha. I couldn't choose a favourite between Old Mdonya & Selous Impala - Very different camps, but both excellent. We'd gladly return!

Highlight was Wild Dogs - Our guide was determined that we should see them and he managed it!

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Dr & Mrs H from Worcestershire
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

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Dr & Mrs H from Worcestershire
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Selous Impala - excellent camp

Selous Impala was a really good first stop for a safari holiday.

Ideally situated overlooking the river the camp offers both driving and water activilies. We enjoyed both - the variety of birdlife and the fishing on the water and the beautiful game drives around the acacia forests. We were fortunate to see the wild dogs en route from the airstrip and Gerrard came up trumps with an excellent lion sighing.

The camp is very well run with excellent service (personal waiters and Masai warriers to escort us to bed.)

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Mr V & family - Switzerland
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Lovely location with beautiful views over the river from both common areas as well as your private veranda. Well appointed and charmingly decorated "tents" on wooden platforms. The 'family tent' is 2 tents sharing one platform, which worked really well for a family with 2 kids aged 11 and 13.

Wonderful, creative food - enjoyed by both adults and children in our family. Very close to nature: we were awaken by hippos gracing under our platform one morning and by monkeys peering into the tent in the next. The third day there was an elephant gracing in the middle of the lodge!

Very friendly staff an excellent service. It is very nice to have the same driver, guide and waiter throughout the stay. Very flexible in terms of activities - we had our own boat / car the whole time. We had a truly wonderful time with great game drives and boat trips. We saw all the animals that were on our "wish list" except Rhinos and Leopards.

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Mr & Mrs P - Wembley
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

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