Selous Kulinda Camp

At a glance

  • Small welcoming camp
  • Hippo and crocodile viewing
  • Spacious tents with the option of a private plunge pool

Selous Kulinda Camp

3.5

This intimate thatched camp sits amid dense forest on the banks of the Rufiji River.

Nestled on the banks of the Rufiji River, the Selous Kulinda Camp’s focal point is its large thatched dining area and deck overlooking the river. The food here is impressive and the riverside tables are perfectly placed to try and spot the hippo and crocodile that inhabit the waters, as well as various birdlife.

The camp lies just outside of the Selous but most of its activities take place inside the northern part of the reserve, with a choice of morning and afternoon shared activities such as game drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicles in the remote bushland, game viewing by boat and walking safaris. The service at the camp is excellent, with welcoming managers who know all about personalised service, attentive waiters and knowledgeable drivers and guides.

Spacious canvas tents are set under a thatched roof on a raised platform, with a private deck and a wooden front door. All overlook the river, are traditionally furnished and have charge points for cameras and phones. Four Deluxe Tents at the far end of the camp even have their very own private plunge pool on the deck for a touch of safari luxury.

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Key information

On the banks of the Rufiji River, 20 minutes from the northern entrance of the Selous

Airport transfer time: 45-minute flight from Dar es Salaam to Mtemere airstrip followed by a 30-minute drive
Rooms: 14

Good to know

Camp is closed during April and May. Game viewing from the Rufiji River is subject to water levels.

Accommodation information

14 tents

Activities

• Take a boat safari on the Rufiji River* • Head out on full-day game drives inside the reserve* • Gain an insight into local culture with a visit to a nearby village* • Discover the bush on foot on a guided walking safari*.

Dining

Dining room/deck

What's included

Lodge Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room • 2 shared half day activities each day (boat, walk or game drive) • Airstrip transfers • Park fees.

*Denotes local charge