Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp is a tented lodge located amongst riverine woodland on the banks of the Rufiji River in the north-east corner of the vast Nyerere National Park.

Selous Impala is an excellent all round camp offering the full Nyerere experience with superb boat cruises on the Rufiji River and game drives in the productive north-eastern section of the reserve. The tented accommodation is very comfortable without being overly luxurious or spacious, and this sets the tone for the rest of the product. Selous Impala is an excellent four star property which is not trying to be too luxurious. The guides are very good and the food and service also excellent. We feel they get the balance between quality and ambience just right. The camp also offers a mixture of communal and private dining which works well. In general, Selous Impala is a great option for people that want a fairly smart, comfortable and well run camp, in a good location, without paying for five star accommodation and services.


Accommodation consists of six standard tents and two family units. Each tent is raised on a wooden platform with a furnished verandah and views towards the river or over a channel off the main river…


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..


Selous Impala accepts children of all ages but the Nyerere in general is perhaps best for families with slightly older children from 10 years and above. There are two good family units at Selous Impala – one unit…

Conservation & community

Selous Impala is located inside the Nyerere National Park and therefore their prime focus is on protection of the wildlife area and fees paid by visitors go towards this. Selous Impala has also been in operation for…

Location Rufiji River, Nyerere National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Mtemere, 25 minute drive to camp
Open June to March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Big game / Birding
Children 10+ Years  (12+ for walking)
Activities Game drives (by day) / Boat safaris / Walking / Fishing / Fly camping
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 8 tents (including 2 family units)
Family Accommodation 2 two bedroomed family units
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging Communal / In room (USB only)
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi In central areas
Mobile Reception Yes (limited)
Swimming Communal
Wellness No
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included No
Credit Cards Not accepted