Selous Impala Camp Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Selous Impala Camp is situated on a wooded stretch of the stunning Rufiji River within the Selous Game Reserve Tanzania. Simply though stylishly designed, it offers varied safaris both on land and water.
Walk a short way through the acacia woodland to your privately located tent on the river. Raised high up on decking, each of the six Meru-style tents has a veranda with two comfortable chairs and a table from where you can enjoy a lovely view of the Rufiji River and land beyond. In addition, there are two family units each comprising of two en-suite tents sharing a single platform.

Nearby Attractions

Selous Game Reserve & Nyerere National Park


Selous Impala’s lounge and dining area sits on a spacious wooden decking with spectacular views across the river, making it a wonderful place to watch game come down to the water to drink. There are plenty of lounge chairs, all made of solid carved wood with woven seats and backs of natural fibre and touches of African art dotted around give the central area a homely feel. Here’s a place to stretch out, put your feet up, and leaf through some of Impala’s wildlife and bird books, or just enjoy the view.
Across a short walkway, is the bar area, with stools set against a small bar made from an old ngalawa (dug-out canoe) and a few comfortable sofas. Extending from the bar area you can enjoy an evening drink around the campfire whilst relaxing on canvas directors’ chairs.
Impala has very good ‘back of house’ infrastructure, which you are welcome to visit – allow 30 minutes for a guided tour, which includes the water treatment system and their impressive laundry and solar system.


One of the most appreciated characteristics of the Selous is the “low traffic” of vehicle on its roads. Guests often experience hours travelling about the Reserve without seeing any other vehicles. In the busiest periods they may see a maximum of 3/4 other cars. For the most classical of the safari activities, the traditional game drive, Impala Camp uses its open vehicles (with a canvas roof to protect clients from the sun) which can accommodate a maximum of six people in addition to the driver and guide occupying the front seat.

Experienced guides can take you out to discover the secrets which lie in the waters of the Rufiji River. Boat safaris can be organized in the morning or in the afternoon. It is a unique experience to see the wildlife from a different point of view. Hippos and crocodiles, together with the hundreds of different species of colourful birds, will escort you while you quietly move on the waters of the enormous river or the beautiful lakes that form this incredible ecosystem.

Bush walks are also offered and trained guides can teach you everything you want to know about trees, grasses, insect, tracks and spoors. Walking in the bush lets you feel a part of the scene.

Safaris featuring this property

9 days
From £ 3395
Selous & Spice

This holiday combines the vast southern park of Selous, with the beautiful Spice Island of Zanzibar.