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.
Mopane squirrels
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

We have had difficulty grading this.

It was as described but we would have preferred a more authentic experience, perhaps cooking and eating around a fire rather than served food at a table formally set. Although we ate with the guides it gave the feeling of living in the bush in colonial times.

We really enjoyed walking in the bush particularly the long walk back to Impala. A great experience we would not have missed.

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Camping, but not as we know it!

Great experience: felt safe and comfortable but also "out in the bush".

Quite luxurious compared with camping in the UK!

Unfortunately we slept through any animals prowling in the night, but our guides reassured us that they had been awake all night keeping the wildlife at bay! Lovely to go for an early morning walk following the tracks.

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Mr H & Ms T - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Food:
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

We enjoyed the experience of the fly camp and the chance to be out of the main camp.

The service was great and the location by the lake was good. We had a walking tour in the moring before breaking camp and enjoyed this early morning walk.

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The kudus from London
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

I think I was under the impression that the fly camp would be much further away from the main camp and therefore different area altogether however it realistically it was probably only 1/2 mile away so the activities were the same as if one was in the camp.

The experience of being remote, bush showers etc was fantastic but I have probably been spoilt by staying at Footsteps in Botswana or the walking experience in Zambia. However, it was all done very well, apart from the fact one felt that the food had just been driven down from the camp!

In retrospect (having been there etc) I think I would have perhaps added a third camp and skipped the fly camping. This is in NO WAY a criticism just it was not as remote as I thought it was going to be and the walking was not quite as expansive as I felt it might be. Please do NOT take this wrongly, as I really enjoyed it but it was just a bit too much 'down the road' from the main camp.

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Mr. & Mrs. Dolphin - Bucks
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Selous Impala Fly Camp

Excellent guide, good basic camp but with long drop toilet and bucket shower. It was lovely location on edge of a another large lake and we watched sunset before having a really nice meal.

From the short time we are at the Implala camp we were very impressed with the facilities, location and staff and the lunch we had was excellent.

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Mr. & Mrs. Flying Fish - London
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Service:
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Food:
Average
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

Great fun - really felt like an adventure. Excellent fun. Tent was really comfortable and we were looked after well.

Gem and I were on honeymoon though and would have liked to have had dinner on our own though!

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The Clown Fish Family - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

From Impala it is possible to 'Fly camp' with dusk and dawn walking safaris. This may be a good way of varing your activities. The walking safari was very interesting. It is a completely different feeling to be at floor level, 10 metres from an elephant trying to work out what you are and whether to charge, than viewing from the security of a Jeep.

Seeing the minuture of the bush added another dimension as well. However, the dining gazebo, linen, five staff and electric light somewhat took away from the 'out in the wild-temporary camp' experience we were hoping for. Having been at Manze Camp already we felt that theyhad done the job better. I guess that it's just a matter of taste.

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The Bee-eaters from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Good
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Service:
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

Probably the most disappointing part of our trip - we felt under prepared and rather 'left alone'. Walk was not very informative and seemed a bit superfluous.

Location was very beautiful but it was a long drive (where we had already been earlier in the week) - we felt it would have been better if we had travelled less so the walk could have been longer and/or the camp had been somewhere different

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Mr. J - Hants
Arrived on: 17-Jan-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Selous Impala fly-camp review

A great experience but we slept very poorly on the camp beds. Glad we did it - and also definitely glad we only did it for one night!!! Fantastic attention to detail - food, team, facilities (loo and shower) etc

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The Y family from Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Selous Fly camp

See previous comments.

[
Ed: this traveller's comments on Impala and the fly-camps were:

A good choice as it contrasted well with Ruaha being in a wetter area, near a river. Again the guides were excellent and very well informed. We enjoyed the "fly camping" although you may warn future guests that the tents are very very hot!

Again we enjoyed the commumial eating in the fly camp but did not so enjoy the dining experience in the main camp. This was for two reasons: it is much hard to share experiences with fellow guests when everyone sits at seperate tables and while the food was "fancier" at Selous I missed the good basic food at Ruaha. (Maybe I am not cut out for luxury living!)

Again the management team of the camp could not have been more helpful.
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