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Rufiji River Camp

From: $465.00

Rufiji River Camp lies elevated on the banks of the river. Each of the tents is spacious with excellent amenities and wide decks overlooking the river. Game drives, walking safaris and boat trips this is an ideal camp for families and honeymoon.


Rufiji River Camp

Selous Game Reserve

Open 1 June to 28 February

Built on the banks of the Rufiji River, Rufiji River Camp sits several meters higher than the river affording great views out over the resident Hippo and Crocodile that bask in the sun. The camp is one of the first to be built in the Selous Game Reserve and the area is well known for incredible wildlife sightings.

The main guest area is a spacious affair with fantastic views, a small library, bar and lounge area where you can relax after meals, read or chat to fellow guests. The upstairs area is also decorated with African themed soft furnishings and it’s more private.

Activities at Rufiji River Camp include morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, full day game drives with a picnic lunch and for the more adventurous there is the opportunity to go fly camping. There are also boating safaris on the three lakes close to camp for a different photographic perspective on the wildlife.

There is also a swimming pool behind the main guest area that’s often frequented by Elephant herds.

Classic Tents and Suites

Rufiji has 3 large suites with 2 tents on one wooden platform with a private plunge pool. These are ideal for families or for honeymoon couples.

The 11 Classic tents are set under thatch along the banks of the river amongst the dense vegetation that’s home to Vervet monkey and the occasional Elephant that wanders through. The rooms and en-suite bathrooms are very spacious with great amenities and the deck at the front has chairs and a small table.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Tanzania.

Combine Rufiji River Camp with Siringit Serengeti Camp, Serengeti Woodlands Camp or Singita Faru Faru.

Discover more about the critical importance of Selous Game Reserve.

How to get there

Fly In

Fly in to Dar Es Salaams’ Julius Nyerere International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Egypt Airlines or Turkish Airlines.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto a light aircraft for your flight to Mtemere airstrip. Here you will be met by a guide for the 10 minute game drive to the camp.

For assistance on your arrival in Tanzania, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Full day game drives with picnic lunch
  • Boat safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Laundry


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance

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