With a name that translates as ‘Heart of the Selous’, it is fitting that Roho ya Selous does indeed lie at the heart of the photographic sector of the vast Selous Game Reserve. Set on a hill overlooking the Rufiji River, it is close to Lake Manze and Lake Nzerakera, an area considered to offer the best game viewing in the reserve. Elephants and buffalo herds make their way to water where there are pods of hippo and abundant birdlife, and the Selous has a great mix of predators, including lion, crocodile, leopard and wild dog.
A newly-built, high-quality tented camp of the well-respected Asilia brand, Roho ya Selous offers eight stylish suites with a natural air-conditioning system as well as a private bathroom and a shady veranda. Guides are highly knowledgeable about the area and lead 4X4 game drives as well as guided walks, river safaris and even catch-and-release fishing trips, all designed to give guests a well-rounded and diverse Selous safari.
Closed during the Selous wet season (mid March to the end of May), Roho ya Selous is the perfect introduction to the giant reserve for safari travellers looking for a new destination or for seasoned Selous travellers keen to explore a different area. A three and a half hour flight from the Serengeti, the camp welcomes families with children over five but it is a camp better suited for older children.
Selous Game Reserve is known for its warmth and sometimes high humidity. Roho ya Selous is built so that you have a comfortable stay: there is a swimming pool, the tents can be fully zipped open and the trees provide a lot of shade.
Roho ya Selous offers the following facilities:
- Full board, including drinks and joint safari activities
- Comfortable bed
- Ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet
- Hot water
- Solar energy
- Evening breeze cooling systeem
- Spacious shaded porch
- Wonderful view
- Laundry service
- Lounge with library
- Restaurant and bar
The tent rooms of Roho ya Selous can be zipped open completely so that you have a fantastic view, but you can also enjoy a fresh breeze through the tent. In addition, there is an evening breeze cooling system’ in each tent that ensures that cool air is blown onto the bed.
Roho ya Selous offers the following rooms:
- Guest Tent (2p)
- Family Tent (2-5p)
During your stay at Roho ya Selous you can choose from multiple activities. The safari activities are shared with other guests from the camp.
Roho ya Selous offers the following activities:
- (Open) Jeep safari
- Walking safari
- Boat safari
From $726 to $968 pppn (full board, including drinks and shared safari activities)
Please note: the final property price depends on the season and currency fluctuations. Prices are excluding additional costs like transport, entrance fees for the parks, etc.