Rufiji River Camp

Overview of Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp is a perfect location to explore the Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park, the real natural jewels of the south of Tanzania. The camp looks down over the banks of the Rufiji River, which flows through the region. 

Natural materials, such as thatched palm roofs, local stone, and farmed hardwoods, combine to produce comfortable accommodations to enjoy the nearby wildlife highlights. Guests particularly love the refreshing swimming pool and spectacular sunsets. 

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Rooms at Rufiji River Camp

Guests choose the Rufiji River Camp’s Classic Tents, each with thatched roofs and spacious verandas, perfect for looking down over the river and its animal visitors. These eleven tents are spaced out, giving a degree of privacy, and each offers a private ensuite bathroom. 

Or in addition, the Rufiji River Camp has three suites, which consist of two spacious tents sharing a wooden platform and a private plunge pool. Each of these tents has its bathroom, choosing these suites perfect for either families or groups of friends. 

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Dining at Rufiji River Camp

The cuisine at the Rufiji River Camp combines the best of locally sourced produce with continental influences. Organically grown fruit and vegetables, Tanzanian coffee, and meat are prominent. The restaurant and bar maximize the opportunities to look down over the river and wildlife. 

Diners can dine alfresco, enjoying meals by the light of the stars. Guests at Rufiji River Camp can also choose to have a private dinner by the banks of the Rufiji River, a very special experience indeed. 

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Facilities at Rufiji River Camp

  • 24h-Electricity operated by solar
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Bedside lamps
  • Chair 
  • Double room
  • Dressing table
  • Electric socket for charging
  • Family rooms
  • Flushable en-suite toilet
  • Indoor room seating area
  • Mosquito net 
  • Outdoor room seating area
  • Room service
  • Single room
  • Toiletries
  • Torch
  • Towels
  • Twin room
  • Wake-Up call
  • Wardrobe with hangers 
  • Water bottles 
  • Wooden safety box with a key  
  • Writing Desk
  • Zip up doors
  • À la carte
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • All-Inclusive
  • Bar
  • Bed and Breakfast 
  • Buffet 
  • Cake 
  • Full board
  • Half board
  • Indoor dining area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunchboxes
  • Private bush breakfast
  • Private bush dinner
  • Private bush lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sundowner 
  • Tea and Coffee maker
  • Wine
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • 24-Hour security
  • Escort guards
  • Wooden safety box with a key
  • Balcony
  • Landscape view
  • Mountain views
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor lounge
  • River view
  • Sunset view 
  • Swimming pool
  • Wildlife view
  • Campfire
  • Cash payment 
  • Credit card payment 
  • Wi-Fi
Disclaimer:  Some of the above services may have an additional charge.

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FAQs of Rufiji River Camp

You have questions, many questions. With over 35 years of experience, we at Easy Travel believe we have the answers.

The Rufiji River Camp is outside the Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park and can be reached by air or road. The nearest airstrip is just a 12-minute/8km drive away. The flight from Zanzibar takes 30 minutes, from Dar es Salaam 35 minutes. By road, it is 6 hours from Dar es Salaam.  

Rufiji River Camp closes between the end of March and the 1st of June each year. The dry season is from June to the end of October/the start of November. 

For any drinks taken during the day, guests should sign each evening, with payment made on departure day. Visa and Mastercard are accepted but carry a 3.5% charge. Payments in cash are welcome, and Tanzanian Shillings, US Dollars, Euros, or Pounds Sterling are all acceptable. 

Guests at the Rufiji River Camp can choose between rooms and suites.  

Guests can make use of the swimming pool at the Rufiji River Camp. 

These include comfortable beds, an in-room safe, a deck, and square-pin plugs. 

Yes, the Rufiji River Camp is popular with family groups. 

Yes, children of all ages are welcome at the Rufiji River Camp. 

The Rufiji River Camp runs on generator power, so electricity is not available 24 hours per day. 

Yes, hot water is available at the Rufiji River Camp. The water temperature might occasionally fluctuate. 

The Rufiji River Camp provides the following activities or services (note that extra charges may apply): game drives, boat safaris on the Rufiji River, and walking tours.  

The tap water at the Rufiji River Camp is only recommended for washing and cleaning. Bottled mineral water should be used for drinking and brushing teeth.  

Yes, the Rufiji River Camp is a safe place to stay. Guides must be requested to escort guests between their rooms and other camp areas due to the presence of wild animals. A room safe is provided in each room for valuables.  

If you have any dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions, please inform the Rufiji River Camp at the time of your reservation. 

Staying at the Rufiji River Camp for two nights or more will allow you to enjoy a better experience.  

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