• Welcome to Rufiji River Camp
    Welcome to Rufiji River Camp
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. Selous Game Reserve is dominated by the Great and Sprawling Rufiji River, so what better place to stay than right along the banks.

Safari & Activities

Selous is famed for it's walking and boating safaris - add on the vehicle safari and the experience is complete.

Guest Reviews

  • Asante sana Rufiji River Camp-Team

    The gentle reader would like to find my review for Vuma Hills Tented Camp by Fox-Safari, but written in English. I would like to thank the Rufiji team for the friendly and helpful service. Here, too, the chef and his staff deserve at least one star for the delicious food from breakfast to dinner. We went on the river safari with Isaak and Ommar. Hippos and crocodiles give a... Read More

    Frieder H

    Germany

  • A magical place to stay

    Rufiji river lodge is an utterly magical place. We couldn’t recommend it highly enough. The lodge offers daily activities, ranging from walks, boat trips and drives - all of which are amazing ways to see the animals. The staff are kind and helpful, and incredibly knowledgable about all of the wildlife. During our three day stay we saw (amongst many others) elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, painted dogs, buffalo, impala, zebra,... Read More

    UKfamily0f5

    United Kingdom

  • Unforgettable Experience!

    My husband and me spent two wonderful days in this Camp at the end of February. Everything was much better than our expectations. The Team und their kindness will always remain in our heart. The Service was excellent, both in the camp and in excursions. We saw many animals among which: zebras, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, elephants ...They also gave us a surprising room upgrade and a free bottle... Read More

  • Great Vista of the Rufiji

    Rufiji camp is quite well run. My lovely tent was on a platform with a screen door built in. The surrounding spacious deck is set up to enjoy the view. A comfortable bed with furniture inside along with a en suite bathroom. At mealtime they took good care of me including my special food needs. The staff was hard working and friendly. I highly recommend.

    ScottS_MN

    USA

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.