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Description of Camp

Rufiji Aerial  Flying over the Rufiji

The camp overlooks the rippling Rufiji River, sheltering under Borassus palms and Tamarind trees
and provides superb comfort, wonderful wildife and dining under the stars.

Impala Camp was set up by old East Africa hand Gillie Zanacchi and his wife Tessa as a retreat where they could take their friends to enjoy the animals and the bush.
It soon became obvious they would have to share!

It is located about one hour's pleasant game drive from Mtemere Airstrip, in the eastern side of the photographic area of Selous Game Reserve, north of the Rufiji Rver.
It lies between two beautiful lakes - Mzizimia and Siwandu - which attract a rich variety of game, both in the wet months of November, March and June, and in the dry seasons.

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Tent 6 from river  Impala tent exterior

Impala camp is one of the smallest in the Selous, with only 8 tents, discreetly spaced apart. They are well camouflaged and overlook the river or a lagoon.
You can see but not be seen....

Fausto Ciardo

Fausto Ciardo, from Italy manages the Camp,
together with a team of over 50 staff including our own armed chief game ranger, 6 teams of guides and drivers, boat operators, chefs, waiters and Masaai askaris.

Impala Reception

Impala Reception    Selous Impala Reception
Ellie at lodge  Hippo near Lodge

When you arrive you will be welcomed at the reception; you may not be the only visitors!

The camp managers will talk to you about what you would like to do and see.
They will arrange game drives, walking safaris and boat safaris to suit your wishes. Flexibility is the key here and you will decide your own programme.

  Impala Lodge
Impala Lodge  Impala Lodge

The Lodge area overlooks the river and is a large and comfortable thatched low-slung building with wide verandahs.

Selous Impala Lounge

Selous Impala lounge  Lounge with giraffe

It is a relaxed open plan area with a well stocked bar,
dining room and lounge with plenty of planters' chairs and sofas
so that you can sit and scan the river and banks for game, drink in hand.
This lodge is being rebuilt further from the river, which has been eroding it steadily!

  Rufiji breakfast   Impala restaurant

Breakfast is a good start to the day, with plenty of fresh fruit, chef baked rolls, muesli and a full English breakfast if you want it!
The Italian coffee machine guarantees you fresh Tanzanian coffee - some of the best in the world!

  Impala Lunch  Impala Lunch

Lunch is served in the shady lodge.

  Impala campfire area

The Bar, overlooking the river, is reached by a walkway.
There is a raised fireplace area near the bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy a sundowner in the evening.

Dinner on the veranda  Cocktail

And evening dining is on the veranda - romantic under the moon and stars...

Impala waiter brings breakfast  Bush dinner

We love to bring you freshly prepared food and to set up special bush breakfasts, lunches or dinners on request.

Pineapple and borassus fruits  Breakfast

The freshest fruits, vegetables, meat and fish are brought in from outside the Reserve for use in our cuisine - based in international menus enhanced by Tanzanian flair and spices.

  Impala Pool
Impala Pool     Impala Pool

Near to the lodgeis a sheltered, crystal clear blue swimming pool which overlooks the Rufiji.
Just the thing after returning from a game drive in the heat of the day.

Impala Masaai   Masaai by night

You will be escorted to your tent by Masaai askaris, who will watch you day and night, as animals do wander freely through the camp.
There you can make yourself comfortable and unpack, mabe take a shower or go for a cooling swim before lunch or dinner, depending on the time of your arrival.

Location & Excursions

Selous Leopard by Dominic Oldridge  Selous Leopard by Dominic Oldridge
Selous lions  Selous hippos
Elephants in the Rufiji  Selous Wild Dogs

Located on the banks of the Rufiji between Lakes Mzizimia and Siwandu, guests get a chance to see lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, warthog, kudu, impala
and a huge variety of birdlife in one of the richest game areas in Tanzania.
Game Drives, Walking and Boat Safaris are included in the excursions offered as part of the daily activities.

..... forward to Accommodation and Excursions                                 

Read an article about Selous Impala in the Simon Baker Travel Review

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