Selous butembo tented lodge is a mid- range accommodation found on the banks of the great River Rufiji in the southern circuit of Tanzania at the edge of selous game reserve current Nyerere national park. . The lodge is approximately 5-6 hours’ drive from Dar-el-salam and it takes a full day drive from Arusha city, it is perfect for flights when one is from arusha taking approximately 2-3 hours flight /an hour flight from Dar-el salaam to the close airstrip then few minutes to drive to the lodge. The lodge is in the perfect base for safari adventure to tourists and travellers who want to explore the park with its beautiful views and stunning river Rufiji .
Selous butembo tented lodge consists of over 5 spacious and comfortable tents overlooking the great views of the river and the park reflecting traditional building style. Tents are well decorated, elevated on a raised platform and furnished with en-suite facilities of Clean flushing toilet, bathroom with hot and cold running showers, solar energy available, beds wrapped with mosquito nets, slippers, free toiletries, white duvets, towels and bathrobes, complementary bottled water to mention but a few .Tents have terraces and large sitting area you relax while overlooking the spectacular view over the river and the surrounding areas. Tents are equipped with excellent clean and washed beddings with comfortable queen and king sized wooden beds. Tents vary in different sizes with single beds for individuals, double bed/ twins for sharing and family tent for group. The camp has cracking fireplaces where guests can relax and share stories and experience of the safari not only that it also provides warmth to the guests during cold days.
Selous butembo tented lodge offers different services and facilities which include.;
A dining area that serve different meals both continental and local cuisine that meets guest’s appetite. They serve buffet breakfast, picnic lunch and diners served by Friendly, welcoming and organized staff with skilled chef. You can have meals in any place of your choice either in the bush or at the lodge overlooking the beautiful views of the park and river. They serve bush dinners overlooking the stars in the sky and morning breakfast enjoying the morning sunrises.
A well- stocked bar with a variety of drinks both local and international, you sip any drink of your choice overlooking the spectacular views over the selous , wildlife roaming around the camp and surrounding areas.
Services include; Lodge offers a laundry and house -keeping services, Airport transfers and pickups since the camp is close to the airstrips, ample parking space offered.
Wifi internet hotspot available at the lodge that enables guests to keep in contact with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge; game drive that will give you a chance to see wide range of Animals , boat cruise , nature walks in the park, birding /bird watching ,walking night safaris.
Selous game reserve is africa’s largest and oldest game reserve situated in the protected areas in South Eastern Part of Tanzania Region along the safari circuit. The park was designed by UNESCO world heritage site in 1982 due to its wildlife diversity and nature. It is well known as Nyerere national park covering a total area of 50,000 km squared perfect for travellers exclusive and wildlife safari experience and best destination for birdlife. The best time to visit seleous game reserve is during the dry season from June to October when game clusters around the waterhole. The park harbors largest concentration of elephants of 110,000 , 40,000 Hippos , 25,000 Impalas, 35,000 zebras, 4,000 lions over 150,000 buffaloes and other wildlife species that includes; cheetahs, Giraffes, hunting dogs, black rhinos and many more and over 440 species of birds like; lagoons, sandbanks , grey breasted spur fowl, Kori bustard, secretary birds and many more which enables more tourists to visit the park and stay for along time. its 83$ to enter the park. There are more activities to do while in the park and at the lodge which include; Game drive in the park which enables you to spot different animals, nature walks in the park, Camping , walking safaris, Boat safaris along River Rufij where you will spot wide range of Hippos, crocodiles etc, cultural visits in the molka villages, Bird watching/ birding since the park has a lot of bird species , traditional dances, see wild beast migration, etc. The park has different accommodations that suits each traveller which include; Budget /cheap, mid- range / moderate and luxury accommodations perfect for travellers visiting selous game rseserve.