Selous Ngalawa Camp

4.8/5 – 45 Reviews

$430 pp (USD)

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Selous Ngalawa Camp

(45 Reviews)
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Tanzania Tanzania
5-10 employees (Founded in 2015)
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Kenya KE
Malawi MW
Rwanda RW
Tanzania TZ

The Selous Ngalawa Camp is a newly opened camp, bordering Africas largest protected area the untamed Selous Game Reserve.The Selous Ngalawa Camp situated in its own forest reserve, is the original camp set up along the mighty Rufiji River near the Mtemere Gate, the Eastern gate to the Selous Game Reserve. It offers Boat Safaris on the Rufiji River, Walking Safaris and Game Drives as well as cultural village trips to the Mloka village. Fishing excursions on the Rufiji River can also be arranged.


A discovery but above all full of memories

We booked the 3-day safari with hotel pick-up (no extra cost) on the first day the boat safari where we discovered the fauna of the Rufiji river with hippos, crocodiles, birds of different species.. . to end with a superb sunset in the African savannah on a sandbank! I advise you to think about having a beer (or other) with you for this moment we forgot each other and we regretted it would have been a plus.
Second day is the day safari in Selous Park we had taken a French-speaking guide (Patrick) (add $30/day) with whom we discussed a lot of things and not just the safari! And our driver (Louis) who without him we would not have been able to see all the animals in the park because he knows the park very well and the places where to find common animals because yes we had the chance to see all the animals wanted! Lions, elephants, hippopotamuses, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffaloes, impalas, crocodiles, warthogs etc .. and many birds! An extraordinary moment!
3rd day bush safari (walking safari) with a typical guide and an armed guide because the animals can walk everywhere. There we discover the flora and fauna with explanations how to recognize the traces, how to heal with the trees etc..
an unforgettable stay with friendly people!
The camp is very warm (mattress a bit hard but you get used to it with fatigue) the meals are very enjoyable and the locals are always ready to chat with you if you are doing well in English.
I can only say positive things about this stay, thank you to the whole team and especially to our guides!
See you soon, I hope
Gwendoline and Yannick

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Lifetime experience

Before coming to Tanzania for this safari experience we had our own fears.
What if the people we would meet were not reliable?
Why do most people talk about and go to Serengeti? Did I make a good choice with Selouse?
Will my preventative treatment for malaria have any meaning?
And a lot of other fears and doubts.We went just at  the end of the rainy season and everything came to a perfect match.We couldn't have chosen a better option. Our driver and guide proved to be our friend. We went to a boat safari on the Rufiji river as promised, we met a real boshiman who showed us plants, animals termites and a lot else we had no idea before coming here..We saw the giraffes, zebras lions, wild dogs elephants hippos, a lot of birds etc.Most of all, was the camp experience where we slept in tents, and in the morning the monkeys were waiting for us on our porch to say hi. There were baboons, blue monkeys, white face monkeys ,and in the distance we could hear the hippos..No mosquitoes, or they were so few we had no worries about. We forgot about the repellents also..everything was about perfect. Weather, scenery that changes with every 5 km or so like we were in an Avatar movie sometime..I dont know what it was, the perfect arrangement, the scenery, the animals,  or the kindness of our driver, but in the end we felt we have made the perfect choice and no other could have been better. A lifetime experience for an affordable price ( latter on, we checked for this trip in Zanzibar just for fun and we were astonished for how high their offer was there)

Great tour to Gombe park

We had a great tour arranged by Donatus to Gombe national park. Everything was well arranged and it was a once in a lifetime experience. Our chef took great care of us and the accommodation was perfect; it was magical sleeping next to the lake in a glamping tent between the monkeys. Can definitely recommend!

Great value for money. They really looked after us and the itinerary was brilliant

Lovely camp. Basic but bungalows comfortable and beds/towels clean. Plenty of hot water. Very quiet. Food very nice.

Good safari but not filling all expectations

We booked 3 days safari (2 days of travel and 1 in Mikumi park).
First, the travel is much longer than announced by the tour operator we used 8 hours to go from dar es salam and 8 hours to come back, there is many traffic and no room to be faster and safe. Our guide was very careful and safe on the road.
We slept at Bastian camp and it was very good, nice pool and people are kind, the room is spacious and clean.
The day of the safari we saw many animals (lions, girafe, hippo, crocodiles, elephants and many more) however we were expecting much more details from the guide on the savane life on how animals act. The time of the safari day was short (from 8am to 2:30 pm) we had flat tire two times in park…
Regarding our guide (Julius) he was very kind and flexible but not too talkative.
Conclusion is we had a good time, it is a very nice experience but there is room for improvement.

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