Selous Safari Camp Fly-camping

Selous Safari Camp Fly-camping: Our full report

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1st June to 31sy October

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.


Location: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Ideal length of stay: 2 nights

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Group Meals

Dining locations: Outdoor Dining

Special interests

Birdwatching: Selous Game Reserve is a great base for a birdwatching holiday in Tanzania. With waterbirds found in the lakes and floodplains that surround the Rufiji River, and dry-country raptors in the hills to the north.

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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 seen

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Property’s age restrictions: Children need to be over 16 years of age to fly-camp with Selous Safari Camp.


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 protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Disabled access: Not Possible