Overview of Rufiji River Camp

Situated in the north-eastern region of the vast Nyerere National Park (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 4×4 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.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
05/01/2024 - 30/06/2024 Game Package $395
01/07/2024 - 31/10/2024 Game Package $470
01/11/2024 - 23/12/2024 Game Package $395
24/12/2024 - 04/01/2025 Game Package $470
05/01/2025 - 31/05/2025 Game Package $395

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • On the banks of the Rufiji River
  • In the heart of the Nyerere 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
Bird watching

Bird watching

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Fishing

Fishing

Full-day safaris

Full-day safaris

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks

Guided walks

General Facilities

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.

Bar

Bar

Library

Library

Restaurant

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Dining

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.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
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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