Overview of Roho ya Selous

With a name that translates as ‘Heart of the Selous’, it is fitting that Roho ya Selous does indeed lie at the heart of the photographic sector of the vast Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve). Set on a hill overlooking the Rufiji River, it is close to Lake Manze and Lake Nzerakera, an area considered to offer the best game viewing in the reserve. Elephants and buffalo herds make their way to water where there are pods of hippo and abundant birdlife, and the Nyerere has a great mix of predators, including lion, crocodile, leopard and wild dog.

A newly-built, high-quality tented camp of the well-respected Asilia brand, Roho ya Selous offers eight stylish suites with a natural air-conditioning system as well as a private bathroom and a shady veranda. Guides are highly knowledgeable about the area and lead 4X4 game drives as well as guided walks, river safaris and even catch-and-release fishing trips, all designed to give guests a well-rounded and diverse Nyerere safari.

Closed during the Nyerere wet season (mid-March to the end of May), Roho ya Selous is the perfect introduction to the giant reserve for safari travellers looking for a new destination or for seasoned Nyerere travellers keen to explore a different area. A three-and-a-half-hour flight from the Serengeti, the camp welcomes families with children over five but it is a camp better suited for older children.

 

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Asilia empowers crucial wilderness areas in East Africa, benefitting people and nature alike. By making bold, and often pioneering, investments into areas that are ecologically and economically vulnerable, Asilia aims to turn these areas into viable conservation economies, benefitting both the local communities as well as the environment. With the help of guests, who contribute a levy of US$ 5 for each night that they stay at an Asilia property, Asilia is able to make a significant positive impact towards their goal of empowering these areas, including the communities and wildlife that call them home.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/11/2023 - 19/12/2023 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $835
20/12/2023 - 05/01/2024 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,070
06/01/2024 - 14/03/2024 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $835
01/06/2024 - 30/06/2024 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $895
01/07/2024 - 31/10/2024 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,150
01/11/2024 - 19/12/2024 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $895
20/12/2024 - 31/12/2024 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,150

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Prime game viewing & birding destination
  • Game drives, guided walks & river safaris
  • Excellent big game sightings & predator action
  • Luxury camp with wifi & highly knowledgeable guides
4x4 Drives

4x4 Drives

Bird watching

Bird watching

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Boat-based safaris

Boat-based safaris

Bush dining

Bush dining

Bush walks

Bush walks

Dinner under the stars

Dinner under the stars

Fishing

Fishing

Full-day safaris

Full-day safaris

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks

Guided walks

Night drives

Night drives

Photographic safaris (additional cost)

Photographic safaris (additional cost)

Picnics

Picnics

Private game-drives (additional cost)

Private game-drives (additional cost)

Private guide (additional cost)

Private guide (additional cost)

Private vehicle with driver (additional cost)

Private vehicle with driver (additional cost)

Specialist guides

Specialist guides

Sundowners

Sundowners

Walking safaris (seasonal)

Walking safaris (seasonal)

General Facilities

Roho ya Selous is a simple camp with a central lounge and bar with indoor and outdoor dining areas. The camp uses solar power and has a backup generator; batteries can be re-charged and you have electric lighting in your suite. A complimentary laundry service is offered and Roho ya Selous also has free Wi-Fi internet.

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Bar

Bar

En-suite bathrooms

En-suite bathrooms

Fire pit

Fire pit

Housekeeping service

Housekeeping service

In-room Wi-Fi

In-room Wi-Fi

Laundry service

Laundry service

Library

Library

Local airstrip transfers

Local airstrip transfers

Lounge

Lounge

Mess dining tent

Mess dining tent

Safe

Safe

Solar power

Solar power

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Dining

Meals are prepared in camp by resident chefs and are usually enjoyed communally inside or – most often – outdoors.

Your day begins with early morning tea and coffee before your safari activity, after which breakfast is served buffet-style on your return to camp. Lunch is also a buffet and includes fresh salads and vegetables with your main course. Mid-afternoon tea and cake are a safari tradition and are served before your afternoon game drive. Sunset drinks are enjoyed out in the bush and you return to a relaxed 3-course dinner served by candlelight.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

I love off the beaten path areas and Roho ya Selous is the winning package – gorgeous décor, wildlife on your doorstep and the chance to explore Africa in many exciting ways. My tip would be to combine this with the beautiful Jabali Ridge in Selous or at the end of a more iconic safari. Why follow the crowds when you can enjoy your own private Africa?

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