Selous Impala Camp

Reviews of Selous Impala Camp

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Below are independent comments from 276 of our travellers who have visited Selous Impala Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Doctors from Sheffield
Arrived on: 19-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

Excellent. Our guide, Gerard, was absolutely top notch. Most impressed.

The camp was very good but tending to the slightly fussy and fawning. While the food was excellent, I am not sure how appropriate smoked salmon was in the Tanzanian bush.

When paying a significant amount for such a holiday beer and basic wine should be included.

We were slightly sceptical, but the boat safaris turned out to be really relaxing and enjoyable with masses to see.

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Mr RT from Sutton
Arrived on: 17-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala camp - January 2018

Very comfortable camp, with high standards of service both in the camp and on the game drives. The food was of a very high standard, and the camp go to some trouble to present it well. A littler more expensive than other camps we stayed in, with a noticeable difference in quality. Staff were a more formal with the guests compared to other camps.

Game drives are good, though in the wet season it can be a challenge to find the wildlife. The guides will travel some distance from the camp to find the game, but are sometimes restricted where roads are cut by seasonal rivers.

The vehicles are excellent, as is the quality of the driving. Game drives are half day, which makes the day more relaxing. Boat safaris are good.

Pool is good for an afternoon break.

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Mr & Mrs S from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 26-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

It was good to have some lighting in the tent and an inclusive bathroom within the zipped zone.

Our Guide Omari and boat driver Saidi were also excellent - we particularly enjoyed the two boat safaris and the surprise sundowner on the lakeside on our final day. We were generally very well looked after, and David and Beatrice ran a very good operation.

It was interesting that we drove back towards Lake Manza on most of our game drives.

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Mr & Mrs R from Glos
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Selous Impala experience

We had a game drive to Impala from Manze and were dropped off at camp. Impala is much more luxurious and we enjoyed our stay hugely. It worked much better for us than going to the beach like nearly everyone else that we met.

The tent was a similar size to the other camps but much more private as we were in tent 6. The furnishings, including electric lights, fan and curtains made it a v comfortable experience. I preferred the enclosed bathroom but Mike missed being able to watch what was happening behind the tent. There were not many guests staying so we had an experienced guide and driver - Dennis - to ourselves.

Although we enjoyed the private dining we missed the chat over drinks and dinner that we enjoyed at the other camps. The food was incredible. Beautifully cooked, presented and served. We had a lovely waiter -David. He really went out of his way to make dinner fun, with bush babies and genet joining us depending on the location of our table.

Nick and Crystal, the managers were attentive and helpful.

We enjoyed the pool which was warm and clean.

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Trish & Steve from LUCAN
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nzuri Kabisa Safari at Selous Impala Camp

We very pleased with our choice of both Selous Park and Selous Impala Camp. Flying from Dar with Coastal was an exciting start and we were on full speed ahead from the moment we landed. We travelled in early November so the wet season had begun so while animals were dispersed we were lucky to see a wild dog pack twice and, of course, thousands of birds. Our guide Ezra had an encyclopaedic knowledge of birds and also prepared a mean camp breakfast & lunch. The camp usually has one guide for every couple unless they are very busy which is a great advantage as you can plan your day to suit yourselves. The food was very good and the swahili lessons before we were allowed to eat every evening essential!!

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W Party from Chorleywood
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Well-designed camp in good location

Would have given excellent but the camp was let down by the management. We had to tell Crystal that the towels had not been changed for three days, which normally I would not mind but in humid weather they don't dry. She thanked us profusely but we felt she wasn't quite on top of things and her responses to most things were formulaic. Our waiter, Victor was very helpful but, again he behaved in a formulaic way, which was obviously how he had been trained. In the other camps, we had been able to see the real person behind the training.

Our guide, Gerard was exceptional - very knowledgeable, wonderful eyes and an excellent sense of humour. We enjoyed every moment we spent with him and our last drive was especially memorable. He knew we wanted to see wild dogs and had been searching really hard all over the park and at the last moment, he had the message that they'd been found. We sat looking at eight gorgeous dogs and he said I'm sorry we're not having coca cola tonight I thought you might like this and he produced a bottle of champagne and three flutes. What could be better than drinking champagne and watching dogs!

The bush breakfasts were the best we've ever had - straight out of 'Out of Africa' and despite our minor critisms we would be very happy to go back to Impala.









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Ms B from Seattle
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ms B from Seattle
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Selous Impala Camp review

This is an ideal camp to start a trip. Very knowledgeable and generous staff. Lovely, small, intimate accommodations.
We had the best guide of the whole trip there - Festo. Actually the hosts were also very very good. I left feeling this is a camp run with much integrity. I appreciate the respect with which everyone paid to each other and to the environment.

I only wish the food had been either a little more interesting, or more healthy. It was fine, but nothing special. I wouldn't take much to tweak the menus a bit to add more interest.

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Mr G from St. Neots
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 7 nights
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WONDERFUL SAFARI AT IMPALA CAMP,

COULD FIND NO FAULTS WITH THE CAMP OR ITS STAFF, EVERYONE WAS SO KIND AND HELPFUL AND NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE.
BEST SAFARI WE HAVE BEEN ON TO DATE, AND THIS WAS OUR 5TH ONE.
WE WENT OUT TWICE A DAY EITHER ON THE VEHICLE OR ON THE RIVER, WE ALSO DONE ONE WALKING SAFARI.
WE HAD EZRA OUR DRIVER GUIDE ON ALL OUR SAFARI'S WHO HAD SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE ON BIRDS AND ANIMALS.
EVERYONE ELSE IN CAMP CATERED FOR OUR EVERY NEEDS.
THEY MADE OUR VISIT SO SPECIAL.

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The V family from Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Terrific Time at Selous Impala Camp

We were recommended this camp by friends and are overjoyed they did. We honestly would find it hard to fault it all.

Stayed in a family tent, great layout for my husband and I and two girls aged 13 and 11. It was very clean, the hot and cold running water worked perfectly and the beds were so comfy! All staff were incredibly friendly - from our lovely Masai who escorted us to and from our tent several times a day with spear in hand, to our smiling waiter who brought us the most delicious food... and of course our wonderful guide and driver Ezra who went out of this way to give us the best safari experience possible. Nothing was too much bother for any of the staff.

A boat safari was already planned for us on our first evening because the staff had thoughtfully considered we might be too tired for a long excursion by jeep. Very relaxing! Our six hour jeep safaris each morning flew by because there is so much to see! It's worth getting up for the 6.30am departure each day and it doesn't seem a chore because it is so exciting. Breakfast in the bush each day was great fun.

Useful to know: We applied insect repellent and no big problem with mosquitos at all (we normally get eaten alive despite repellent!)

The camp gives you a plentiful supply of drinking water in your room..

Food is healthy and delicious given we were in the middle of nowhere. Limited choice, obviously, but always something to appeal to our often fussy children.

Shower gel and shampoo are provided.

Laundry service is efficient - and free!

You might not be lucky enough to see a leopard or rhino (we weren't) but we saw everything else you could hope for and it was magical. Very few jeeps about from other camps so it never felt touristy.

Altogether an extremely well organised camp in a beautiful setting by the river , staffed by genuinely lovely people intent on ensuring we had a fabulous holiday. They even gave us a packed lunch for our journey when we left (when I confessI I had a tear in my eye saying goodbye to everyone!)

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