• Location: Tanzania, Selous
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Situated in the north-eastern region of the vast Selous Game Reserve and overlooking the mighty Rufiji River, this permanent tented camp offers the highest possible level of comfort while remaining close to nature. Ideal for a relaxed safari experience, Rufiji River Camp is situated high on a bank and offers incredible wildlife viewing - even from the individual tents.

Explore the area on 4x4 excursions, walking safaris and a boat trip along the Rufiji River - a definite trip highlight that will bring you to adjoining lakes where hippo, crocodile and 400 species of bird can be observed in the their natural habitat.The camp itself is powered by solar panels, resulting in a minimal impact on the environment and offers a 270-degree view over the river and the plains beyond.


  • On the banks of the Rufiji River
  • In the heart of the Selous wilderness
  • Relaxed, friendly safari retreat
  • Unforgettable boat trips
  • Hippo & crocodile sightings from the camp
  • Fabulous birding - over 400 species
  • Soak up African sunsets from your tent

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The library offers a quiet, relaxing spot to curl up with one of the wildlife books or gaze out over the river.

The covered swimming pool is situated between reception and mess area, creating a wonderful place to cool down and socialise during the lazy afternoons.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


The central restaurant at Rufiji River Lodge is open-fronted and thatched with palm trees, offering a beautiful location in which to end off your days and relax during lunch time. Sit down to both exotic and traditional international meals, and treat yourself to something different like wild impala and warthog. The camp has a license to take a certain allocation of these each year, offering you a rare chance to try these delicacies.

Standard Tent

The 20 tents that make up Rufiji River Camp are all positioned to face the sun setting over the river, creating a perfect end to every day.

Each tent is fitted with comfortable beds, walled en suite bathrooms, and mosquito netting. Each tent has its own veranda that is sheltered by a roof of local straw (makuti), giving you the perfect place to do some reading or to simply enjoy the views with a drink in hand.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom
    Private balcony
    Solar power


  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $360 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $425 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018 $360 Game Package
  • 24 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 $425 Game Package
  • 06 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $360 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite,Dome Tent Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • My favorite part of the trip. Loved the ability to do walking and river safaris. Loved the facility and the management there is excellent.

    Julie Greenberg, July 2010

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"The camp is rustic, but its location overlooking the Rufiji River is perfect! Sitting around the fire at night with the sounds of hippos in the river below made the stay very exciting!"



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My favorite part of the trip. Loved the ability to do walking and river safaris. Loved the facility and the management there is excellent.

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