Rufiji River fly-camping

Rufiji River fly-camping: Our full report

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1st June to 31st March

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.


Location: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Ideal length of stay: 1-2 nights

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Further dining info: No

Special interests

Birdwatching: Selous Game Reserve 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 more ideas for Birdwatching in Tanzania



Power supply: None

Communications: 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: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Disabled access: Not Possible

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