Located in southern Tanzania, in the Selous Game Reserve, on the banks of the Rufiji River, Kiba Point is a small, private and relatively new luxury camp.
Annexed to nearby Sand Rivers Camp, but actually entirely self-contained, Kiba Point is open to private bookings only, and it is this exclusivity that provides the camp with its reputation for guaranteeing its guests an experience that is at once homely and luxurious. Consisting of a main lodge and 4 cottages, Kiba Point is a thatch, canvas, wood and stone build. The shared areas consist of a seating and dining area, a bar, pool and deck. With high peaked thatch and canvas roofs, exposed beams, open sides, wooden floors, low tables and comfortable seating, the lounge is wonderfully relaxing, the food and service excellent.
With room for a maximum number of 8, the cottages or villas of Kiba Point are similarly beautiful. Raised, and built into and around the lakeside’s forest, each comes with an enormous bed, a verandah, plunge pool, a seating and changing area and a bathroom. The design is open plan: with only so-high walls, light floods in from every angle angle, and the overall feel is of almost sleeping outside – albeit in absolute comfort. Designed to make the most of its space, each room is limited to extremely well chosen pieces of furniture – sun loungers, upright Swahili chairs, a low, well-made table – and to beautiful and functional objects – like, for example, the basin, which sits on a wall overlooking the bush.
Equipped with its own vehicles, staff and private guides, activities at Kiba Point are arranged daily, and each itinerary is devised in full consultation with guests. Activities include game drives, boat trips and fly camping.