Roho ya Selous is a luxury tented lodge located on the western shores of Lake Nzerakera in the heart of the northern game viewing section of the Nyerere National Park.

Roho ya Selous is a great option for travellers looking to combine an exclusive, upmarket lodge atmosphere with a close to nature, tented bush experience in the Nyerere. The location of the camp close to Lake Nzerakera is lovely and you really feel surrounded by nature, whilst you are also close to the core game viewing areas of the park. The accommodation is spread out through the bush and despite the high levels of comfort there is an adventurous feel – at night animals could easily wander through camp. Run by Asilia Africa, there is a slight influence of corporate consistency, but the managers, staff and guides all offer a great service and the camp has a very individual feel.


Roho ya Selous accommodates up to 18 guests seven standard and one family tent, each built on a stone paved platform with enclosed netting enabling you to enjoy the game as it passes through camp. The spacious tents are well…


The Nyerere is Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, covering over 54,600 sq. kms. (almost the size of Ireland). The region is dominated by the Great Ruaha River and Kilombero rivers which join to form the Rufiji, East Africa’s greatest…


Children from five years and older are accepted, though the wilderness of the Nyerere is not a natural destination for very young children. The family tent is however a great option for families as the second bedroom contains…

Conservation & community

Staying at any of Asilia properties, owners of Roho ya Selous, sees guests automatically contributing to community and conservation projects through their park fees and a $5 per person conservation fee. By staying at…

Location Lake Nzerakera, Nyerere National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Mbuyu (10 minute drive) or Siwandu (45 minute drive)
Open June to end of March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury tented lodge
Focus Big game / Birding
Children 5 years + (12 + for walking)
Activities Game drives (by day) / Guided walks / Boat cruises / Fishing
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes (for limited sightings)
Number of Rooms 8 tents (including 1 family tent)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family tent (bunk beds in second room) / Triples and quad possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor & outdoor showers
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fans / Evening Breeze
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Patchy
Swimming Communal
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard