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Rufiji River fly-camping
Rufiji River fly-camping

Rufiji River fly-camping

7°44’32.2"S 37°57’32.9"E

Rufiji River fly-camping: Our full report

If you're visiting Rufiji River Camp for more than a few nights, then consider combining a night or two at ...

... this satellite fly-camp with a longer stay at the main Rufiji River Camp. When fly-camping here, youll head out with your own guide, perhaps walking or driving, to a simple camp beside one of the lakes.

These fly-camps use good-sized Dome tents, with awnings, a hot safari shower and a toilet, yet they retain a feeling of being very remote. Dinner is cooked on the open fire, and eaten outside or beneath a canvas gazebo.

These fly-camps need to be booked in advance, and have a supplement. They’re usually run on an individual, private basis without any other guests.

Note that these particular fly-camping trips are only possible as a few nights out of a longer safari staying at Rufiji River Camp.

Our view

We have not had the chance to stay at the fly-camp at Rufiji River, however we have thoroughly enjoyed fly-camping in other locations in Tanzania, and this looks set to be an adventurous add-on to a safari at Rufiji River Camp.

Jessica Plumb

Jessica Plumb

Country manager: Tanzania


Nyerere National Park, Tanzania
Ideal length of stay
1-2 nights
Accessible by

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service

Special interests

Nyerere National Park is a classic area for birdwatching in Tanzania, from the waterbirds found in the lakes and floodplains that surround the Rufiji River, to the dry-country raptors in the hills to the north.
See ideas for Birdwatching in Tanzania


Attitude towards children
Generally recommended for children


For all intents and purposes you should consider yourself out of contact. However there will be radio contact with the main camp for emergencies.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Fire safety


  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching


  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Fishing


  • Fly-camping


  • Guided walking safari

    Guided walking safari


Disabled access
Not Possible

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