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Rufiji River Camp

Reviews of Rufiji River Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

13 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Rufiji River Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Nightjar Family
UK

"Good Bush Camping at Rufiji"

3 nights Arrived 25 Aug 2008
"Great river side location, with excellent game viewing, particularly the boating safari and plenty of wildlife coming through the camp at night. The guides were of a good standard, slightly reserved but very knowledgeable and friendly.

The pool area was nice and the food was simple but wholesome and of good quality. This is definatley a camp not a lodge, the tents were basic but comfortable with fantastic views, if a little dated.

The camp could be greatly improved if the standard of customer service displayed by the management were improved, simple things such as a welcome in the bar area as opposed to a list of do's and don'ts at reception, talking to guests at and around dinner as opposed to eating their own meals in the corner and asking guests how things were rather than having to be found to ask for things." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs Reedbuck
UK

"Rufiji River Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 4 Nov 2007
"We had an excellent tent with, we think, the best view. The tent was clean and comfortable and we were pleased with the facilities. The position above the Rufiji River was fantastic.

The owner of the camp was a bit taciturn and spent most of the time at the end of the bar which we thought odd. The rest of the staff were friendly. Our guide had 30 years of experience and was excellent." See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs C
Brockley

"Good place to start"

4 nights Arrived 31 Jul 2007
"Transfer from the airstrip couldn't have been easier.

Our tents were adjoining with a spectacular view of the river - best sunsets before Zanzibar. Accommodation functional, clean and adequate - bit of a squeeze for the kids who were sharing 3 to a tent but fine. Food was good and lack of a choice was no problem.

We did two all day jeep safari's, two boat safari's, one walking safari and one afternoon jeep safari.
All were well organised and we particularly enjoyed the first boat safari and the first all day safari.

The only slight critisism would be that we had a feeling that if we had stayed much longer the choice of activities would have become slightly repetitive. Our stay was short enough however for this not to be an issue. Also the camps position at the east of the reserve meant slightly longer travelling times to areas of activity than some other camps.

Overall our response to Rufiji River was very positive - but then we had nothing to compare it to!" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
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