Selous Impala Camp

Reviews of Selous Impala Camp

Excellent(96%) From 203 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 203 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.
Miss M & Mr D from Kent
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful stay at Selous Impala Camp

We are so happy that we finished our honeymoon here, as it is a definite step up in luxury. The food was fantastic, and a lot of thought has definitely gone into the decor of the tents and communal areas. The views are fantastic, and the activities offered on the river are a nice variation. Again the guide and driver are friendly and extremely knowledgeable of both the animals and the area.

On the first afternoon, Barbara and Andrea had arranged for a boat safari as a different experience to a game drive for us, which finished with a champagne surprise at a fantastic viewpoint for a spectacular sunset. This was much appreciated, and all the staff here were lovely and welcoming.

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Mr McD from Bournemouth
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Perfecto! Wonderful from start to finish.

As a family of four we had our own jeep, guide and driver throughout our three night stay. It exceeded our expectations. A different location for our dinner each night. Different game safaris every day. Close encounters at every turn.

Many thanks to Barbara, Seningo, Khalid, Iddi and Abdhulla. Asante sana!

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Mr & Mrs D and family - France
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

very good overall impression. We enjoyed the stories about the stars told by Andrea every night around the fire and did used the pool every day! Very nice boat safari with the surprise on our arrival. The food was excellent and all the staff very friendly.

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Mr & Mrs P - Germany
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Great little camp, it looks to be well managed and the staff team are very friendly and efficient. They go to considerble trouble to set up different options for dining, and we had a lovely sprise for a sundowner on the first evening.

With Italian owners (and managers) coffee is taken very seriously - they have a real coffee machine, a great coup!
Some very knowledgable guides also keen to share enthisiasm for birds.

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The P-W Family from Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

We really enjoyed our stay at Impala Camp. All the staff made us feel so welcome - Lorenzo and Andrea. The guides Gerard and Saningo were brilliant and drivers Omari and Khalid were very good.

Game drives, boat safaris and walking safaris were all excellent.

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The B family from Shropshire
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The best holiday ever!

The whole experience was fantastic from the minute we were met at the landing strip until we left. Our guides, Gerhard and Saningo and drivers, Omari and Khalid, did everything possible to ensure that every possible need was met and that we saw as many animals and birds as possible. Their knowledge was incredible - Gerhard even knew the Latin names of all the birds!

The camp staff were equally attentive and efficient - Andrea and Lorenzo were constantly aware of our movements and requirements and everyone went out of their way to make our stay such a good experience. Our waiters, Evans and Kafuto were always delightful and always smiling and we always felt that we were being treated as very special people.

The experience of big game in the camp at night was thrilling and the standard of facilities in the tents exceptional - there was no exaggeration of the rooms in the brochures - everything was exactly as shown. Our expectations were high and they were more than met.

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Mr and Mrs F - West Sussex
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent viewing at Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp is slightly more up-market than Mdonya (we actually preferred the intimacy & informality of Mdonya!) with a beautifully laid out dining area (crisp linen & very attentive waiters). The rooms were very comfortable & furnished to a high standard & we enjoyed being able to take a swim in the delicious pool after the mornings activites. It was great to see different habitat as Selous is based more around the large lakes and waters of the Rufiji River, so we saw different types of game & birdlife etc.

Once again, the guides & drivers were of a very high standard & extrememly knowledgeable & friendly. We found them very easy to get along with & Mpogo was like a magician - if we happened to mention something, he seemed able to whisk us off to the exact place were said animal was then spotted! Amazing! We did a couple of boat safari's with Abdula, which we combined with fishing. This was particularly enjoyable on the second one whereby we both managed a really good catch & the chef prepared samples of our tiger fish & cat fish & served us on our own personal table with our own fire, tucked away under the stars.

We also did a couple of walking safaris which gave us a different kind of perspective to the habitat and area we were in. We were able to get very close to a family of warthogs, who appear much larger when you are on the ground rather than in a jeep! The only negative point we can think of & it's hardly worth noting, is that the fishing equipment on the boat was somewhat lacking! Didn't stop us from catching things though (but David was getting a bit grumpy at one point as there wasn't enough line on the reel & he lost a big bite!)

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Mr P & Ms H - honeymooners, London
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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An excellent camp, great location

A fantastic strat to the trip, the camp is excellent and very well maintained.

The private tents are very comfortable and and set in a wonderful location right on the river. That really is the great thing about this camp, the location right on the river and the option of going on river safari's.

The staff were all extremely welcoming and the guides were also very good and enthusiastic.

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Mr & Mrs L from Kent
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

We were very impressed with the quality of the accomodation and food and levels of service at Impala. Barbara and Andrea run a tight ship and are excellent hosts.

The guides are first rate and very determined to give you as many good sightings as possible.

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Mrs W and friends - Hereford
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

great! faultless

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