Nestled amid lush forests, Selous Serena Camp provides a luxurious, wilderness retreat.
Accommodations at the camp consist of twelve widely-spaced tents set on raised wooden decks. Each tent has a traditional thatched roof and canvas walls with the added elegance of crystal chandeliers, rich rugs, and beautiful rosewood furniture. There is a choice of comfortable double or twin beds. At the rear of the tent, there is an en suite bathroom with a romantic, Victorian, claw-foot bath, a shower, and flush toilet. For added relaxation, each tent enjoys its own private sun-deck with comfortable loungers and stunning river views. Additional amenities include bathrobe and slippers, safe, hairdryers, mineral water, and laundry services.
The camp is located within the Selous Game Reserve. Encompassing an area of over 21,000 square miles, not counting additional buffer zones, Selous is about three times the size of South Africa’s Kruger National Park and twice the size of Serengeti National Park. Its rivers and lakes sustain phenomenal wildlife concentrations, including Africa’s largest populations of elephant and wild dog. Along the Rufiji River and beyond, an astonishing number of animal and bird species can be found including waterbuck, reedbuck, bushbuck, crocodile, hippo, and black and white colobus monkeys. Sandbanks are crowded with huge crocodiles, exposed mud banks are shaded under red clouds of carmine bee-eaters, and swampy islands are visited by wandering elephants. Magnificent sickle-horned sable and curly-horned greater kudu tend to keep to the longer grass and wooded shrubby areas.