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Mloka Village, Rufiji River Selous Game Reserve Tanzania See on map
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Tony Wildlife & Nature Photography 📷🌲
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
52
Reviewed 1 week agovia mobile
This place was my family, the manager, bar man, security guys, kitchen and housekeeping/cleaners (Emma&Kurwa), guides and boat riders....these people are the asset for the camp, keep them. I am always traveller, who saw that by working in hospitality industry this would give you an opportunity to travel and experience a lot....got to experience your service just by working with the camp close to you!
Thank Tony Wildlife & Nature Photography 📷🌲
msdry
New York
3516
Reviewed 04 Aug 2018via mobile
The owner was very communicative as I had many questions in booking our reservation. I compared packages with two lonely planet listed companies outside the park. I suggest this company gets set up to take credit cards, the bank transfer process is such a hassle when traveling. However, we chose this package because of the Annex camp and the slight but considerate discounts offered to us, which made it a bit less than reported by lonely planet. I was very confused with how to get to the reserve in a reasonably priced, public transport method, it was not easy. The great thing about this company is that they have an Annex camp In Kisaki where the Tazara train stops, a five hour trip, 13,000 TSH for second class ticket, US $6?
Unfortunately, our train car let out where all the food vendors were crowding to sell to passengers on the short stop, we barely were able to get off the train due to people crowing off and back on with their food purchases, and also a long distance from train step off to ground as no platform at Kisaki, a small village. Next time we will go to door before train stops and line up to disembark! Luckily our Safari driver guide Idefonce(IDE) was on the lookout for us.
We reached the annex in 20 min or so. The facilities were great, a lovely tent-cabin, mosquito net, porch, Masai guards at night, with attached private bath, (lizards no extra charge, but sleeping quarters were sealed, so no critters.) The staff were lovely and food delicious. We were the only guests and I hope to see these folks get more business. We opted to spend our last night at the annex also because we were going to Morogoro after, not Dar. Upon leaving Selous, we were a bit early out of the gate, 3:30, even though I was tired of being in car, I would have preferred the driver as us what to do since we paid a full days park fee, and didn’t manage to see the wild dogs or a leopard after a two day Safari.

We did see Elephants, lion, waterbuck, and greater Coudou, and warthogs, gazelle, zebra, giraffe, and many bird species. And of course hippos and crocs.

We also had 2 nights at the main camp. Again staff was excellent. Again we were the only clients. As this trip was quite expensive, we opted for this lodge outside the park to save money ( and it was still about $250 per person a day average). Due to being out of the reserve our walking Safari was outside the reserve as was our boat Safari. Boat Safari was wonderful a couple hours before an through sunset. Our guide Ramanan on this day was an expert birder and more, we really enjoyed our time with him. The River views from this camp were very nice.

The cabins were on stilts, which is great because I swear the hippos were walking right under us at night, maybe the rustling leaves were monkeys or baboons, or even a leopard, as we saw leopard tracks on the walking safari in the morning, but it sounded like massive hippos size amounts of foliage being pushed around. I think we were there on a Saturday night, and the place-camp-bar? next door was blaring music, but I think if we had thought to ask, they would have toned it down, as the next night there was no music.

I suggest you inquire as to what vehicle they are using for Safari, as the one they sent for us was old and had problems starting, needed to be push started by the end. The owner and driver tried to do us a favor and offered us a cheap ride to Morogoro, but the truck broke down an hour outside of town and there was no replacement vehicle nearby. We were lucky that another Land Rover came by about 30 min later and helped us get where we were going. This driver and all concerned stated that no matter what vehicle you have, there is always chance of breakdown, and they help each other if they can.

However, I would use this company again because we loved the staff, and I trust these issues have been resolved after our prompt feedback directly to the owner.
Thank msdry
RockHirarx
Zurich, Switzerland
54
Reviewed 08 Jul 2017
If you are looking for a fancy lodge, this might not be the perfect place, for everybody else it is. It's located directly at the river board and the bandas are overlooking the river (where you can see hippos and crocs). They are built on stilts, and while rather simple they are comfortable and stylish. Monkeys are jumping around in the trees and are not shy to jump on the roof, which is quite noisy but pretty cool. The food is tasty and the whole atmosphere very relaxed. From the Camp it's only a few minutes by car to the park entrance gate. While you won't see as many animals as in Serengeti, game drives are still very interesting in particular due to the many lakes that are visited. Also the boat safari on the Rufiji river was great, allowing you to get rather close to Hippos and Crocs and many birds. The walking safari we found a bit disappointing since it was not in the Game Reserve but just around the camp.
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Nikolauskauf
2911
Reviewed 05 Sep 2016
Wonderful camp situated at an excellent location near the river. At the camp we could already see Hippopotamus, Bush-babies, monkeys and we also crossed twice some elephants just outside! The tend was fabulous and the food excellent. We had a view on the river from the tend and a nice relaxing area just outside of it. Shower and toilet were also attached to the tend.
Thank Nikolauskauf
Miriam B
Boston, Massachusetts
4022
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
We stayed at Selous Mbega camp over a holiday weekend in August. The location is excellent, right outside of Selous Reserve and with beautiful grounds in the forest on the banks of the Rufiji. The accommodations are simple, but comfortable and very good value. We brought all our own food and drinks, but the camp provides bedding and cooking/eating utensils. They also organized sunset cruises, fishing and game drives.
Thank Miriam B
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Selous Mbega Camp, Mloka Village, on the border of the Selous Game Reserve. Kisaki Annex, Kisaki Village, on the border of the Selous Game Reserve, along the TAZARA railroad line. We only do Walking Safaris/ More Village Tours or Boat Safaris at the Selous Mbega Camp starting from February 2015. There will be no more Safari vehicles available at the camps. In order to enjoy a full safari with your own vehicle please ask for our Safari Packages below. Vehicle hire for Safaris from Dar es Salaam, as a full safari package, vehicle back to Dar es Salaam. Kisaki special Package from Dar es Salaam with TAZARA train on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Full safari Package including vehicle in Selous and option to be transfered back to Dar es Salaam. If you however have your own vehicle arrangemnts please just ask for our Acc/ FB prices. Access by Airstrip, Mtemere Airstrip for the Selous Mbega Camp. Or Matambwe Airstrip for the Kisaki Annex Camp. Less
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Location
Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
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Location
Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
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"All of the tents are by the lake (I think). The sun going down over the lake is not to be missed."
SandraN49
13 Dec 2015
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"If all tents are the same as ours was, no tip :o("
843peterf
17 Feb 2013
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