Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Game Reserve


Enjoy the splendid isolation at Serena Mivumo River Lodge, an exclusive retreat deep in the Selous Game Reserve.

The lodge overlooks the majestic Rufiji River, and its luxurious spaces and stunning setting make for an exclusive destination boasting privacy, indulgence and authentic African charm.

Enjoy fine cuisine within the enchanting surrounds of the main lodge, or sip a gin and tonic as you watch the day wind down on the sundeck. The lodge offers a selection of exclusive game drives, bush walks, boat trips and bush picnics so you can get out into this natural wonderland. Relax in the plunge pool and well-stocked library and at night you’ll appreciate the warmth and camaraderie of the bonfire, perfect for stargazing.

The lodge is made up of 12 individual rooms and one separate lavish Presidential Suite. All the rooms are individual wooden structures built on stilts on the steep river bank with a sumptuous design perfectly in keeping with the landscape. The villas each enjoy a cavernous interior space with a captivating design that blends colonial luxury with indigenous styling. Indulgent features include a colonial bathroom with romantic claw-foot bath, minibar and tea and coffee facilities, a huge and inviting bed, writing desk, lounge furniture and a large furnished terrace with sublime river views, an outdoor shower and private plunge pool.

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Key information

Perched on the steep banks of the Rufiji River deep in the wilds of Selous Game Reserve. 45 minute or 1 hour 15 minute flight from Dar-Es-Salaam to Stiegler's Airstrip followed by a half hour game drive to the lodge.

Airport transfer time: 30 minute transfer from Steigler airport
Rooms: 12

Good to know

Game viewing from the Rufiji River is subject to water levels.

Accommodation information

12 rooms

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