Rufiji River Camp enjoys an enviable location high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River.  Spectacular sunsets are chorused by hippos grunting and a plethora of bird song.

 

When to visit

Selous Game Reserve is best visited between the months of June and February.  The camp is seasonal and closes at the end of March through to the 1st June.  The dry season is from June to end October November time and during this period the park dries up and the temperatures increase until the rains break.  The rain is heavy but short lived with wonderful clear skies following a downpour.  The river fills up and birdlife is supplemented by migrant species.

 
 
 

Conservation

Rufiji River Camp, together with Foxes Safari Camps are heavily involved with supporting vulnerable communities in Tanzania.  Foxes Community and Wildlife Trust is an NGO set up by the company who operate health, eduction, community support and orphanage programmes in Southern Tanzania.  For more information please visit www.orphansinthewild.org

 
 
 

Getting there

Safari Air Link (www.flysal.com) operates daily flights into Selous from Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar and links to Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, Mufindi Highlands with onward conncections to Katavi and Mahale.  Rufiji River Camp uses Mtemere airstrip.  There are also flights from Arusha to Selous daily. 
By road the Camp is 250km from Dar es Salaam via Kibiti which takes around 6 hours.  From Morogoro the Camp is accessed via Uluguru Mountains - this route can take upto 11 hours and the drive can be quite challenging, especially if wet.