Rufiji River Camp

Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp is located in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve, on the banks of the Rufiji River, a prime game-viewing spot.

Rufiji River Camp is one of the oldest and best established camps in the Selous Game Reserve. It enjoys a marvellous location on a high bank of the Rufiji River, overlooking a section of the river that attracts a constant spectacle of game. Hippo and crocodile appear in their hundreds, alongside plains game and the occasional lion on the hunt.

Though among the oldest camps in the reserve, Rufiji River Camp has undergone several renovations over the years, and today stands out as one of the best camps in the Selous. It's part of the Foxes family of safari camps, which have traditionally emphasised quality game-viewing over top-end pampering, but it's among their more impressive camps, thanks to its great location and stylish tented rooms. The facilities are also excellent. At the centre of the camp is a large central lounge and dining built on two levels, with wonderful views of the river. Pathways lead from the central area to the rooms and the sheltered swimming pool with loungers.


Rufiji River Camp has fourteen raised tents under makuti thatch, all with comfortable beds, walled en-suite facilities and mosquito netting. There are three family suites, consisting of two single tents on a raised platform with shared plunge pool.

Each of the tents has a private verandah, which offers a respite from the heat in the middle of the day.


The dining room is set on two levels under a thatched makuti roof with views of the river. There is also a well-stocked bar.

Meals at Rufiji River Camp are served at private tables, rather than communally.


- Swimming pool
- Dining area
- Lounge area
- Bar


- Game drives
- Walking safaris
- Boat safaris
- Fishing

Child Policy

Rufiji River Camp accommodates children of all ages, though do note that the camp is located on a very high river bank and the drop is steep. There are family units with interconnecting rooms, ideal for families with older children.

Children must be over the age of twelve to take part in walking safaris in the Selous.