There is so much to see and do at Selous Impala Camp.
From walking safaris to boat cruises, fishing adventures birding discoveries, we are here to make your wildlife dreams come true.
One of the most appreciated aspects of the Nyerere National Park is the “low traffic” on its roads, with guests frequently enjoying isolated and uninterrupted trips during their stay. Depending on the season, some vehicle tracks can be taken right along the shorelines of the Rufiji River and the various surrounding lakes: Mzizimia, Siwandu, Nzelekela, and Manze.
For our traditional game drives, we have six open 4WD vehicles that can accommodate up to 6 passengers. Each vehicle offers protection from the harsh sun and is meticulously serviced and maintained to ensure your ultimate comfort.
Half Day activities are recommended for the drier seasons when the midday heat can become quite tiresome. On these trips, you can leave the camp early in the morning and enjoy a full breakfast outside in the bush under the shade of an ancient tree, or if you prefer, head out on your game drive once you have enjoyed your campsite breakfast. You will return to camp in time for lunch, with enough time thereafter for an afternoon rest or a dip in the pool. The afternoon game drive begins in the mid-afternoon and will return after sundowners.
Full Day activities usually commence after breakfast at the camp and include a rustic bush lunch. Guests can enjoy a long drive in the wilderness on their return to camp at sunset. We recommend a Full Day for “safari lovers” who are coming to the Nyerere NP perhaps with specific game or bird viewing aims. Full day game drives also offer the opportunity to visit areas of the park not normally possible with the Half Day, and to spend more time within nature.
Boat Safaris & Fishing
Our experienced guides are looking forward to taking you out on the water to experience a different type of safari. Discover the secrets which lie in the waters of the Rufiji River and see wildlife from a different perspective. It is a unique experience to see the wildlife from a different point of view. Hippos and crocodiles, together with the hundreds of different species of colourful birds, will escort you while you quietly move along the waters of the enormous river or the beautiful lakes that form this incredible ecosystem. Boat safaris can be organised in the morning or in the afternoon. Afternoon boat trips are our personal favourite, with the light of the setting sun reflected in the water. It makes for a wild and magical show.
Walking Safari & Birding
Step inside a real and raw bush experience that showcases wildlife both big and small on our morning or afternoon walking safari. Walking in the bush allows you to feel intricately connected to your surroundings; and our trained guides can teach you everything you want to know about trees, grasses, insects, predators, tracks, and spoors. The morning walks offer cooler weather and finishes off with a full breakfast in the bush. The afternoon walks are just as exciting, as the fading light of the day gives a magical colour to the world in which you are silently and slowly moving through. Both walks start and finish at camp, and can be as long or short as you prefer. The typical walk duration is two hours. For the safety of all our guests, all the walking safaris are accompanied by our ranger with a rifle. Very often you will first find the spoor of an elephant… and then you find the one who left it! Believe us, an elephant from a safari vehicle looks big; an elephant during a walk is “immense”!
Children 16 years or younger are not permitted on walking safaris for safety reasons and guests should be in a reasonably fit condition.
Cherish joyful moments by the pool in between your game and boat safaris.
The term “fly camping” comes from early safari days when outings took the form of several consecutive nights on the trot, with a different location each night. Today, it remains the same – a simple yet unforgettable bush experience that is highly recommended for the dedicated bush lovers out there, or for those looking for a romantic adventure with a twist. Fly Camping is available on request from June to November.
The fly camp can be set up for a maximum of 4 pax, of the same party. Guests can decide to walk into the fly-camp or to arrive by boat, and once there, all the activities including game drives and walking from the camp, are available and organised directly by you and your private guide.