Selous Impala Camp

Location: Selous & Southern Tanzania | Tanzania

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Delightful staff, great grub, and a seriously good location have made Selous Impala Camp a reliable favourite with the Exsus team. Elephants wander through camp, hippos grunt in the river below, and tiny kingfishers dart in and out of the water. Anyone seeking an old fashioned African adventure need look no further.
Perfect forHoneymooners, families, and first-time safari goers.
In the knowThe two fishing seasons run from Mid-June to October and Mid-December to February- tigerfish and catfish are the main quarry, so if you’re keen be sure to ask to go out - the tigerfish put up quite a fight!

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Rustic
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

On a riverbank in the northern sector of the Selous Game Reserve.

Rooms at Selous Impala Camp

Eight traditional safari tents, including a family tent. They’re more luxurious than many tents, but not the flashest that we’ve seen. Much of the room is taken up by the bed (or beds) with a small ensuite bathroom to the rear. There’s a deck outside with views towards the river, and it’s from here each night that you’ll hail your Maasai guard to escort you to dinner.

Food & Drink

The camp has had a long history of Italian managers, so the chefs have an excellent repertoire of pastas up their sleeves. This combines well with the usual hearty fare you’ll discover on safari- cake for tea, steak for dinner, and eggs any-style for breakfast.


Safari camps (at least the sort we like) tend not to be too big on “facilities”, but there is a pool for dips in between game drives, and a small selection of books to read during your afternoon siesta.

Activities at Selous Impala Camp

Where to start? There are morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve, as well as early morning walking safaris for those who wish to stretch their legs. Brave romantics and wilderness lovers will love the remote “fly camps”, a sleep out in a dome tent away from camp. Boat safaris are also a relaxing way to see the game, and even non-birders should be prepared to be converted.

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