Selous Wilderness Camp


Just outside Selous Game Reserve

Accommodation Type

Tented camp

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

Selous Wilderness Camp

Selous Wilderness Camp is one of the best choices for a simple and reasonably-priced camp on the outskirts of the reserve.  You’ll enter the park each day, and there are plenty of different activities available in this fantastic wildlife area.

The camp is in a lovely bush setting on the riverbank of the Rufiji River. You can often spot hippos in the river from the comfort of the open-sided lounge.  Boat safaris from the camp allow for further exploration of the water and the busy shoreline. Twice daily game drives take guests into the wilderness when there is peak animal activity, as the dawn and early afternoon departures ensure optimum viewings. Your immediate surroundings can be explored in depth with the help of experienced guides on walking safaris, and you can also get a feel of the local community by visiting a nearby village. In essence, Selous Wilderness Camp offers an authentic safari experience for a more affordable price. Its rustic charm and quiet location makes this a good choice for a Selous Safari.

We offer a very well-priced safari and beach holiday that includes this lodge and its sister camp on Zanzibar, Fumba Beach Lodge. It’s one of the best value safari and beach holidays we offer – take a look. (Other places in Selous that you could consider to keep prices reasonable are Lake Manze Camp within the reserve, and Sable Mountain Lodge just outside the northern boundary of the reserve)

Times to Go

Selous is best visited from about June to October if you want the best general wildlife. This is the dry season, and it’s easier to spot wildlife at this time. The long rains tend to fall in mid-March to May, with short rains around mid-November.

Selous Wilderness Camp highlights

  • Riverbank setting just outside the reserve
  • Fantastic river views
  • Game drives within Selous
  • Guided walks
  • Boat safaris

Selous Wilderness Camp location

Selous Wilderness Camp


  • 5 safari tents and 2 family
    stone chalets
  • Open all year
  • Children aged 6+ are welcome
    (16+ for guided walks)


  • Swimming pool on raised sun deck


  • Game drives
  • Boat safaris on the Rufiji River (optional)
  • Guided walks (optional)
  • Local village tours (optional)

Selous Wilderness Camp rooms

The camp has 5 authentic en-suite safari tents set under makuti thatched roof structures, each with a private veranda.

There is one family tent (triple), 2 honeymoon tents (with a bath and outside shower), and 2 twin bed tents.

In addition there are 2 stone family chalets.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.