People sitting at the edge of a lake watching the sunsetPeople sitting at the edge of a lake watching the sunset

Roho Ya Selous

From: $757.00

Roho Ya Selous is ideally situated deep in the Selous Game Reserve. This is one of the largest game reserves in the world and is teeming with wildlife. Full and half day game drives are possible to explore as much of this pristine area as possible. Eight very spacious canvas tents are well spaced and very luxuriously appointed for privacy and enjoyment.


Roho Ya Selous

Selous Game Reserve

Roho Ya Selous has been perfectly situated on a small hill that overlooks the Rufiji River and close to both Lake Manze and Lake Nzerakera. This area of the park is known for its incredible game viewing and walking safaris. The diversity of species is attributable to the different habitats found here. Bird life is exceptional and huge herds of elephant and buffalo are abundant.

Roho ya Selous in Swahili means “heart of the Selous”. The Swahili culture here is strong and the staff have a proud bearing for their tribe.

Safari Tents

Eight tents are well spaced under trees close to the lakes edges, there is also one family tent. A near silent ceiling fan will keep you cool during the hotter nights and the sides of the tents can be kept open to provide a breeze without compromising safety or the ever present mosquitoes. En suite bathrooms feature both indoor and outdoor showers.

A swimming pool is also in camp and is well worth spending time there at midday. Elephants often wander past and its a peaceful location for a book and a cool drink.

Whether you decide on morning or afternoon game drives, walking safaris or exploring the lake by boat the wildlife sightings are impressive. Boating the channels provides excellent birding, large pods of hippo and good sightings of other wildlife that come to the waters edge to drink.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Tanzania.

If you are interested in a package to Kenya, have a look at our Big 5 Safari. From Selous Game Reserve its a short hop to Ruaha National Park and Kwihala Camp.

Bordering Tarangire National Park lies the private concession of Chem Chem, our expert opinion for an African safari the slow way. If you’re looking for exclusive then Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp will delight you!

Selous is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly to Dar Es Salaam with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airlines, KLM, South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar or Turkish Airlines.

On your arrival at Dar Es Salaam you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to your light aircraft to Siwandu Airstrip.

At Siwandu your guide will meet you for the 40 minute drive to camp.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us, we’ll ensure that arrangements are seamless.




  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Local drinks
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Laundry


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Fly camping
  • Additional lunch



  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Bush breakfasts
  • Bush picnics


  • Fly camping – $225-00 per person. Must be booked in advance. Can not be booked for first or last day of bookings. 1 June – 31 October ONLY.

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