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Authentic Tanzania Safaris Private Camp in Selous Game Reserve

Camping Safaris - Selous Camp
Camping Safaris - Selous Camp

Authentic Tanzania Safaris sets private camps in Selous in different areas depending on Tanzania Safari season and migratory patterns but they will usually be based around the Lake Manze or Lake Tagalala areas and whenever possible the camps will be set next to the water to maximize the views on your camping safari.


The private camp has all the comforts of a permanent camp in terms of accommodation (full ensuite and hot water shower facilities) and meals (full board including soft drinks, beer and wine) but additionally it provides the excitement and interaction with the environment that only a night under canvas on camping safari can offer. The Authentic Tanzania Safaris camp is booked on an exclusive basis and can cater for families or a group of friends.

The Camp:
The camp is fully serviced with an Authentic Tanzania Safaris team who set the camp before the guests arrival, clean the tents, organize hot water showers, etc.
Tents are large walk in dome tents size 3m x 3m x 2.15m - high enough for most adults to stand up in.  Additionally they offer full en-suite toilet facilities within each tent.
The tents are equipped with stretcher beds complete with mattress, bed linen, pillows and towels as well as a side table and chairs outside under the shaded porch area.
Showers are set to maximize the Tanzania Safari view but screened to allow privacy.
The mess tent is open sided to allow 360 degree views and breakfast and dinner will be taken here usually. Sometimes breakfast will be taken in the bush and lunches will either be taken as a picnic if out on a full day Tanzania safari in Selous or back at the mess tent if guests want to relax at the camp.
Special dietary requirements are catered for.
In the evenings camping safari sundowners are taken by the campfire before dinner, and after dinner guests can admire the stars whilst relaxing and swapping Tanzania Safari stories around the fire.

Camping Safaris - Selous Camp
Camping Safaris- Selous Camp

Camping Safari benefits at the Authentic Tanzania Safaris Selous Camp include:

 - No restrictions on time/km on Tanzania Safari game drives.

 - Tanzania Safari itineraries are discussed every evening by the campfire and set to guests specific Selous camping safari requirements

 - Authentic Tanzania Safaris depart/return on Tanzania safari according to guests wishes (most safari lodges offer set \Tanzania safari day to day schedules with restricted morning and afternoon game drives and walks).

- Walking safaris from the camp in privacy and with an experienced guide and armed ranger: not a group of up to 10 guests which will be assembled at most safari lodges

- Guide with specialist experience of south Tanzania and the Selous.

- Privacy: the camp is set for the guests who book on an exclusive camping safari basis. It is still possible to have a small piece of Africa to yourself without having to share evenings with strangers with whom you may not have anything in common

- Appreciation of the environment: open air showers (although screened) and an open mess tent allow for an increased awareness of your Selous Tanzania Safari surroundings

Recommended stay: 3 to 6 nights