Rufiji River Camp

Reviews of Rufiji River Camp

Good(87%) From 14 travellers
Excellent
5
Good
9
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Below are independent comments from 14 of our travellers who have visited Rufiji River Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The Nightjar Family - Chepstow
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good Bush Camping at Rufiji

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.

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Expert Africa Admin
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

good safari at Rufiji River Camp

We enjoyed Rufiji and thought Gilbert, the assistant manager was very friendly and looked after us very well. The pool was great, and a real bonus as it was quite hot. The camp was obviously a little older than Manze, but we couldn't fault the accommodation although it did lack Manze's flair and crispness.

Location was great, river view with fantastic views. All the safaris were very good, in particular the afternoon river cruise we did with Patrick which was stunning. However, the safaris were at set times.

The food was good, a little more basic than Manze, and everybody ate at their own tables, so not such a friendly feel as Manze. But Rufiji is bigger, and the hosts were not as inclusive as at Manze.

We were really pleased we'd been to two camps, and experienced the different terrain and seen different animals.

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Mr & Mrs Reedbuck - Bath
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Rufiji River Camp review

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.

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Mr & Mrs C - Brockley, London
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good place to start

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!

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