Beautiful Safari Tent for Romantic Camping in Selous Game Reserve, Southern TanzaniaSelous, Lindi Region (Tanzania)
· Kid-friendly · Private pool
These unique safari tents are ideal for a luxury camping getaway in Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania. Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, this glamping site's superbly appointed accommodation ensures maximum privacy and every opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of Selous. From either of the wooden decked verandas sit with a cup of tea at sunrise watching the bush come to life, or relax with a gin and tonic as the bush blushes under the sunset.
The spacious octagonal tents of canvas and secure mosquito netting and topped in thatch, not only allows for constant airflow but also enables guests to gaze upon the animals as they saunter past. Observe them while reclining on the majestic king-size bed under the overhead fan or from the open-air stargazer, solar-heated showers which adjoin the en suite bathrooms.
The campsite is evenly divided into two more intimately sized camps; North Camp and South Camp. Each camp has its own lounge, well-stocked bar, and dining area, and each has its own kitchen where the chefs produce fine cuisine. All meals are complimented by a good wine selection. No movement between camps is required as each has its own host, guides, swimming pool, game vehicles and jetty for boat safaris.
For a truly intimate and unique experience, this rental is perfect for forgetting all the troubles of the modern world and immersing oneself in unspoiled nature with just the right amount of bush luxury. Read More
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Private Outdoor pool
- Dining table
There are many amenities at this unique glamping site that ensure guests have the utmost comfortable and luxury getaway. There are 24-hour security battery charging facilities so glampers will be able to recharge their electronics to capture each beautiful moment and sight they see.
There are communal dining area for glampers to enjoy delicious meals, as well as a complimentary laundry service. Guests can use the on-site library.
Glampers can also enjoy the luxury of a pool, outdoor showers, and internet access.
There are private vehicles available for hire, in addition to an airport shuttle service.
Location + Surroundings
Tanzania's jaw-dropping showpieces include Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro; the world's largest intact volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater; the annual Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras across the magnificent Serengeti Plains; the highest concentrations of cats and other predators in Africa; beautiful Indian Ocean beaches on the historic Spice Island of Zanzibar—and so much else besides.
Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve and one of its most scenic wildlife destinations, the Selous is utterly beautiful. The beauty of the park is matched by the quality of a safari here; the wildlife is thriving, and boating, walking and fly camping are all available in addition to standard game driving. This is an outrageously good safari park and an essential component of any southern circuit itinerary.
One of the great things about Africa is that there is such a variety of things to see and do. Many of the activities on offer appeal to those with a particular passion, for those who love walking, the treks can be truly spectacular, birdwatchers may feel overwhelmed by the extraordinary range and diversity of birdlife, and any artists or photographers seeking inspiring landscapes will be thoroughly spoilt for choice. Read More
- Bird watching
- Safari/Game drive
The Selous National Park is a superb safari destination for both family safaris and African honeymoons, and all the better for the ease of getting here and the lack of crowds. The park has the widest diversity of safari activities in the country, offering walking and boating safaris and fly-camping, as well as standard game drives. Game viewing in the Selous is fantastic, and it has a particular reputation as the last true stronghold for African wild dog.
The northern section of the Selous is home to a network of channels and lagoons that run off the Rufiji River. This lush landscape provides a water supply for the region’s game and towards the end of the dry season, the concentration of animals around these water sources is phenomenal. It is here, around the river and lakes, that the majority of the camps are based, successfully relying on the animals' need for water to provide game viewing areas.
To the northeast, glampers will find notable mountains and volcanoes including the biggest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, as well as Mount Meru. Moving further west over part of the Rift Valley (Gregory Rift) is the Ngorongoro Crater. To the west of the Crater Highlands lies the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, home to the annual migration of millions of wildebeest.
Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika lie on two of Tanzania’s borders, whilst inland at the center of Tanzania is a large plateau where glampers will find one of the favorite wildlife areas, Selous National Park. To the east is the coast and Tanzania’s transport hub, Dar es Salaam, a gateway to the Zanzibar Archipelago in all its spiced glory.
The allure of Zanzibar often overshadows Tanzania's stunning mainland coast and other islands, leaving them beautifully uncrowded for travelers in the know. The beaches here are fabulous, generally deserted and offer good value for money. There is not much to do in many cases, but for those who would simply like to just relax and recharge in a glorious natural setting, a stay here at the beginning or end of a glamping trip is ideal.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Tanzania is great all year round, especially between June and October when game viewing is at its best, but watch out for the main rainy season in April and May when glampers could possibly witness a proper African thunderstorm.
During the dry season, as water sources diminish and vegetation dries out, the wildlife has no option but to seek water at the limited water holes, guaranteeing a spectacular pageant of predatory action.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to obtain the necessary visas for their trip.
U.S. dollars are favored above Sterling, and most excursions, tips, drinks, and curios can be paid for in dollars.
Flights departing Zanzibar are subject to a departure tax of $46 per person for international flights and around $15 per person for internal flights. Flights from Kigali are subject to a departure tax of $40. These amounts must be paid locally in cash. All other taxes within Tanzania are prepaid. Read more