Fly camping on the Rufiji River (family/ soft adventure/ honeymoon)
The Selous Nature Reserve of southern Tanzania is vast. In the northern sector of the reserve, set on the banks of the Rufiji River lies Sand Rivers Lodge, which acts as the base for some of the most exciting and ‘raw’ walking experiences on the continent.
Sleeping out under the stars in glorified mosquito nets, adjacent to a river groaning with hippo and crocodile, may not seem like an obvious way to enjoy your holiday, but the Selous fly camp adventures have proved hugely successful. If you’re looking for adventure with a twist, then look no further.
The fully escorted walks between fly camps are vehicle supported and the camps themselves lay on linen covered tables, three course meals accompanied by cold white wine and the like. It’s worth noting that your rooms back at Sand Rivers are also there – should you wish to return to the more permanent luxuries of the lodge.
For 2 week safari to combine 2 nights fly camping in the Selous, 3 nights at Sand Rivers, and time spent in the remote southern parks of Katavi and Mahale, costs from US$ 12,000/ UK£ 8,000 per person.