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.
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.
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Selous is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.