Serena Mivumo River Lodge*****

Standing high on the banks of the slow, brown Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stiegler’s Gorge, the Serena Mivumo River Lodge offers just twelve luxurious rooms, each of which is housed in a timbered chalet with private viewing deck and plunge pool. Traditionally thatched, with high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, each room features an engaging mix of classic safari antiques and ultra-modern leather and rattan styled furniture.

Softly lit and breeze-cooled, the lodge offers the ultimate escape to one of the world’s last undiscovered wilderness frontiers. Overlooking the Rufiji River, the spacious central dining room, lounge, library and bar each have their own spacious timber and thatched chalets, which are interconnected by broad wooden walkways offering excellent views of the hippos and elephants of the riverbank. High on the riverbank is a spectacular ‘infinity’ pool and sun deck.
This exclusive river lodge offers only 12 exclusive rooms. Widely spaced amongst the indigenous forest, each is accommodated in its own wildwood chalet, whose brushwood-thatched roof is high vaulted to allow maximum play of light and breeze. Slightly raised on sprung wooden floors, each room features a charming mix of Edwardian crystal chandeliers, marble basins, classic safari antiques and subtly understated modern leather and rattan furniture. The spacious and opulent country-house-inspired bathrooms also feature an exterior shower with wilderness views. Each room has its own extensive private sun deck, loungers, plunge-pool and river views.

Selous Serena Camp*****

Set amidst dense indigenous forests the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360-degree views over the surrounding bush, the twelve widely spaced tents are presented in time-honored safari style, with natural thatch roofs, elegant Victorian-styled bathrooms, private viewing decks. Luxuriously presented, each tent features an engaging mix of canvas walls, crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and elegant rosewood furniture.

Deep within the wilderness, the charming central dining room, lounge, library and bar, which are interconnected by broad wooden walkways offering excellent views of the Selous Game Reserve. High above the lodge, is a spectacular ‘infinity’ pool and sun deck.

Accommodation : The camp comprises of 12 well-appointed tents positioned under individually grass-thatched structures, luxuriously furnished with adjoining colonial bathrooms. All the tents are well positioned to offer optimum game viewing as well as privacy and exclusivity. All the tents are set on a wooden deck under a thatch covering.

The camp offers just 12 exclusive tents. Widely spaced amongst the indigenous forest. To the rear of the tent is the en suite bathroom, which features a Victorian claw-foot bath, shower and WC. Each tent is tastefully furnished with luxury double or twin beds, polished rosewood furniture, opulent rugs and crystal chandeliers. Each tent also enjoys its own extensive private sun deck, loungers and river views.

Rufiji River camp****

Rufiji River Camp is located on the banks of the Rufiji river, in a point where the ample and tranquil river is animated by many and different species of animals. The tented camp, situated in the heart of the reserve, is environmentally friendly and each tent is equipped with private bathroom and a veranda facing the river.

There is a constant flow of animals coming down to drink at the river offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp. The water is usually full of hundreds of hippos as well as groups of crocodiles that laze in the sun on the sandbanks in the river.

A structure in the central part of the camp hosts the restaurant, bar and library, all with a view of the river and the sunset. All of the camp structures, kitchen included, are constantly renovated, attaining the highest level of comfort without sacrificing the emotion of a total immersion in a completely natural environment.

Electricity and hot water are powered by solar panels, while UHV-filtered drinking water is available throughout camp (including tents). A covered swimming pool is situated in the camp, between reception and mess area.

Accommodation : Twenty tents facing the sunset, with comfortable beds, walled en-suite facilities, mosquito netting and all of the comfortable equipment of a lodge. Each tent has a private veranda under a roof of local straw (makuti) that creates the perfect place for reading, writing or just resting in the shade.

Sable Mountain Lodge****

Sable Mountain Lodge began its life in 1999 as four stone cottages and a small restaurant & bar. Built entirely by the Tent With A View team, most are still with the company today. The Majority of the Sable team comes from the nearby village of Kisaki, upon whose land the lodge is built. Today, Sable has grown to eight stone cottages and five tented rooms including two honeymoon suites, two restaurants & bars and a fresh water swimming pool and a new large watering hole and hideout from where you can watch what comes down to the water to drink. There is also a beautiful two storey villa, equally good for families and couples, set on top of a hill away from the main lodge with the best view in Selous.

Accommodation : Our hope is that as well as enjoying your vista you also get an insight into our larger view via our work with local communities and wildlife conservation.

Stone Cottages – Our stone cottages are well-spaced and located midway up a small hill which allows for lovely views of the surrounding hills and distant Uluguru mountains.

Tented rooms – Our tented rooms include 2 honeymoon suites described as “probably the best value rooms in Selous” (“Authentic Tanzania”). Our tented rooms are all open fronted raised off the ground so the feeling is that you are completely at one with the surroundings and have a wonderful, unobstructed view from your bed. All our rooms are very private and in keeping as much with the natural bush surroundings as possible. Sable Mountain is not a manicured camp. The aim was for it to blend with the bush.

Selous Kinga Lodge***

Selous Kinga Lodge is another wonderful reason to visit the magical Southern Tanzania. This paradise-like retreat is strategically and exclusively positioned on the banks of the awesome Rufiji River with the amazing Selous Game Reserve as the next-door neighbors. Staying at this 20 beds safari lodge is an excellent and memorable experience filled with adventurous wild nature moments by the day and romantic relaxing ambiance by the night.

Selous Kinga Lodge welcomes you to share its secrets; the staggering and diverse natural beauty found in this part of the country, abundance of wildlife and a very scenic setting the lodge enjoys. The lodge guarantees every guest – top class amenities and facilities, a genuine warm hospitality from the lodge staff and the local people and last but not least, the most amazing variety of fresh and delicious cuisine. Southern Tanzania’s hospitality scene will never be the same again as Selous Kinga Lodge has just redefined bush luxury as we used to know it.

Accommodation :
• 8 spacious ‘Safari Cottages’ built in contemporary African style
• 2 grass thatched luxurious permanent tents
• Ensuite bathrooms, comprising of freestanding shower
• Elegantly furnished open terrace for each cottage and tent
• Each cottage features King size beds and/or two twin beds

Selous River camp***

Nestled within woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River lies Selous River Camp, an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.

Arguably the best value for money in the Selous, the camp offers a choice of accommodation – comfortable Mudhut rooms with en suite bathrooms and beautiful views over the Rufiji River or simple Camping Tents for the budget minded traveller. Meals are lovingly prepared by our chefs using fresh produce and served in our thatched, open-plan dining area situated overlooking the water.

Accommodation :
Mudhut Accommodation – Breathtaking views over the Rufiji River await you from our comfortable Mudhut rooms. Each Mudhut Room has an en-suite bathroom with large hot water shower, flushing toilet and hand made terracotta wash basin. The rooms are designed for couples, with each hut having a four poster double bed, but two extra single beds can be added if required.

Tented Camping Accommodation – Spend your nights in true camping style under a canvas tent in our Rest Camp! Located in our forest campsite, our simple tents are equipped with two single beds (bed linen provided), chairs, a table and palm leaf mats. The separate, shared bathrooms are clean, airy and insect proof where you can shower in comfort.

Lake Manze Camp****

Hidden beneath a shaded canopy of tall doum palms, in one of the Selous’ richest areas for wildlife, Lake Manze Adventure Camp is magnificently located on the shores of the lake from which it takes its name.

The camp maintains a simple, natural feel, and its rustic charm is reminiscent of the safari camps of days gone by. Manze also offers a variety of exciting wilderness activities to captivate your interest, including game drives, walking safaris, boating safaris and fishing.

Accommodation : Twelve Meru style walk-in tents, each with twin or double beds, flush toilet, outdoor shower and private veranda, are perfectly situated to enjoy the morning ritual: elephants trampling across an old, well-worn elephant trail in front of the camp towards the river.

Manze’s communal area is simply a large thatched roof spreading above a sand floor, with armchairs and sofas for lounging with a drink to watch the animals come and go. In Lake Manze Tented Camp you will never feel alone – as you’ll always be surrounded with wildlife near and around the camp…

Africa safari camp***

Set in magical Southern Tanzania, the Africa Safari Camp is a paradisiacal retreat, located at the entrance of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest reserve in Tanzania, and the second largest in Africa. The Rufiji river is within walking distance, with all its wonderful African wildlife and spectacular scenery. Staying at our camp is a memorable experience, filled with adventure and excitement by day, and relaxation, ambience and romance by night.

The camp guarantees every guest first class amenities, facilities and service. A genuinely warm African welcome awaits you, with local staff and an amazing variety of fresh and delicious cuisine.

Africa Safari Camp welcomes you to share its secrets: the incredible and diverse natural beauty that can only be found in East Africa, the abundance of wildlife and the fascinating experience of enjoying unique wildlife in luxury and comfort.

The nearby Rufiji river has many afluents, which make this area a great attraction for the many animals that come for food and water. And of course, this makes viewing the animals an easy and pleasurable experience – no long car rides or disappointments!