Our ranking is subjective (it is the office consensus, after much arguing), and tries to reflect value for money as well as overall quality. Therefore we may award just three stars to a 'five star' Zanzibar Hotel in the hotel tick-box sense, or five stars to a superb, unashamed 'three star' Tanzania Lodge that consistently provides superb quality experiences for the price. We care a great deal about location, whether in the bush or on the beach, and in many cases this has influenced our choice. It is unorthodox, it may seem at odds with the world view, but we can explain... and we urge you to call us to discuss!
We don't just know Tanzania!
For more information on Tanzania, the best thing to do is to give us a ring for an impartial chat. Although we love Tanzania, we also love the rest of Africa too and have experts in all the main safari countries. If you are undecided as to where to visit, please do just drop us an email or give us a call!
- V. Ralph
- J. Roberts
The Rufiji River Camp is at the lower end of the price range for camps in the Selous. In our view, if you’re looking at keeping costs down, you are better off going to Lake Manze Tented Camp for a very small up-cost and guaranteeing a much better game experience.
- S. Ray
Faru Faru food has an Asian fusion touch (we loved this) whereas Sasakwa is more French/fine dining.
Rooms 1-4 have the view of the watering holes and in my opinion are the best (we were room 3). We saw a baby elephant (which thought it was drowning!) being saved by its mother and the whole herd, whilst eating our lunch, which was remarkable.
A lot of guests were very envious of our direct route to Zanzibar from Faru – thank you for arranging those flights!!
There is no shop (at least not for anything practical). But…We forgot our sunscreen – don’t worry, they have it and of course you don’t need to pay ;) ! they have thought of everything.
- J Cameron
Selous Riverside Safari Camp is one of many camps located outside the reserve and is regarded as one of the better. However, the camp is still not ideally located as it is a 15-20 minute drive, through a village to the reserve entrance. The lodge itself is located on bank of Rufiji River but unfortunately looks over the river to fields rather than bush.