For added adventure add a night or two of fly-camping whilst at Selous Safari Camp
Selous Safari Camp Fly-camping: Our full report
Selous Safari Camp runs excellent small fly-camping trips, which make an adventurous day or two in the middle of a stay here.
They use canvas tents that are made of mosquito netting, so you can lie in bed and see the stars. A hot bush shower under a tree and long-drop toilet are set up for you, and dinner is cooked on the fire (by the cook!) and eaten at a proper table set with linen, cutlery and glasses. It's all very civilised!
During the day, you'll be lead through the wilderness by an armed guide before returning at dusk to a tiny camp, surrounded by flickering hurricane lanterns and the hum of the bush. Fly-camping is best booked in advance. Over and above the cost of the camp, there's a supplement of about £104 per person per night for fly-camping in 2007.
Ideal length of stay: 2 nights
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining style: Group Meals
Dining locations: Outdoor Dining
Birdwatching: Selous Game Reserve is a classic area for bird-watching, from the waterbirds found in the lakes and floodplains that surround the Rufiji River, to the dry-country raptors in the hills to the northSee more ideas for Birdwatching in Tanzania
Wildlife safaris: Selous is an excellent game reserve with great populations of big game from large herds of elephants and buffalo to lion, leopard and an excellent population of wild dogs. Black rhino are present in very small numbers, but they are rarely seenSee more ideas for Wildlife safaris in Tanzania
Generally recommended for children: No
Power supply: None
Communications: For all intents and purposes you should consider yourself out of contact. You will have radio communication with the main camp for emergencies.
Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible