Selous Impala fly-camp

Reviews of Selous Impala fly-camp

Excellent(92%) From 31 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 31 of our travellers who have visited Selous Impala fly-camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms L & Mr DB - Oxshott
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

though we spent only a short time at the fly camp, we were happy with the service and the game drives

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Harrow
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp two and a half of four!!!!

The camp location was superb. The food excellent. Great experiences, even the rain storm when out bush walking (the guide assured us it never rains in August)!!!!!!

Well looked after and glad we had two nights - this is a must - one night would not have been enough!!!!!

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Mr S & Miss P - honeymooners - Bath
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

Wow. What an experience!

Our own tent out in the bush with a guide, a cook, a ranger and a host. The level of service the guys provided was amazing considering where we were. The food was some of the best we had on our trip and some of the photos I took of breakfast made it look like we were in a top restaurant rather than in the middle of a game reserve.

Our guide - Ezra - did everything possible to make us feel comfortable and we really enjoyed chatting with him in the night, talking about his life and sharing our experiences together. Such a relaxing experience, even though we could hear the crocdiles and hippos entering the lake not too far away!

The Game Drive that we did with these guys was fantastic too as they managed to find us a leopard and very skillfully tracked it down when it initially ran away. Very patient and dedicated to getting us the pic and viewing that we really wanted.

If you want to get back to nature and feel waht it's like to be on a 'real' safari then give the fly-camp a go!

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Ms B & Mr R - Bucks
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

This was GREAT fun - such an experience! Just try it!

I would reccomend the fly-camping which was one of the many highlights of our trip.

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The B family from London
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The highlight of our safari

Brilliant - it's incredibly exciting and you really get to feel the atmosphere of the bush. We loved the overnight camp and listened with some trepidation to the sound of hippos outside the tent.

Evening drinks watching the sunset were lovely and we were then served a simple but delicious evening meal prepared by the fly camp chef before heading off to our comfortable tents - to be recommended

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Ms O - London
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lions as neighbours at Selous Impala fly-camp

We stopped to look at a pride of about eight lions just moments before reaching Selous Impala fly-camp. At first it seemed very daunting that these magnificent creatures were our neighbours but given the camp's staff of six, including a ranger with a gun, we gradually chilled out. And we enjoyed the ingenuity of the facilities, complete with wash tent with canvas bucket shower.

The luxury extended to a dining area where the white jacketed chef served wonderful cuisine. Our guide was enormously knowledgeable and entertaining, regaling us with animal stories in the evening and taking us on a walking safari the next morning when we saw the tracks of much game that had been walking almost beside out tents the night before - from leopard and lion to buffalo and hyena.

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Mr & Mrs W - Devon
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

We expected our fly-camp to be back to the basics of camping but we were in for a surprise! We had a tent by a beautiful lake with its own warm bush shower. The food was exceptional and was provided by our own kitchen team! Having our guide Hussein join us for dinner was great as we had chance to talk while the sun went down and the camp fire burnt beside us.

Waking up to the sound of Baboons making alarm calls during the night was a bit disconcerting but added to the whole experience. We found Leopard tracks behind the camp on our bush walk the following morning. We highly recommend the fly camp and a bush walk as you feel more part of the surroundings.

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Mr & Mrs H - Notts
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

We were prepared for and had expected a more primitive or "closer to nature experience".

This was still luxury camping admittedly at a temporary camp site.

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Mr G & Ms P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

We missed our "tent" at our main camp. ;-)

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Mr & Mrs W on honeymooner from Oxford
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

We were a bit nervous about this to begin with as it felt a bit scary to be camping out in the bush, but in the end it was brilliant and memorable experience, and of course there was nothing to worry about! Even when staying in an open camp like Imapala, the fly camp brings you even closer to the wildlife. We were camped on the shores of a lake with a great camp fire, 200 meters away from a pride of lions with Elephants walking through the camp in the night.

The tents are obviously more basic than the main camp, but even so it is very comfortable and has everything you need including a shower and toilet, and they even bring you warm water to wash with in the morning!

The food is as good as at the main camp and they still bring you your early morning tea when you wake up!

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