Roho ya Selous, Nyerere National Park
On a small peninsula overlooking Lake Nzerakera, Roho ya Selous is in the heart of Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve), the largest reserve in Africa and home to one of the biggest populations of wild dogs on the continent.
It is a wildlife hotspot, with giraffes and elephants regularly sauntering through camp during the day and the sounds of nearby hippos and lions punctuating the night. With its network of lakes and rivers, this area is known for its water-based activities.
Our eight-tent camp is simple and stylish, with evening-breeze cooling systems above the beds making even the hottest nights more comfortable. During the day, cool off in the pool or spot wildlife making its way to the water from an armchair in our shaded dining tent or lounge area. Out and about, explore by vehicle, on foot or even in a boat, with fishing excursions available.
Roho ya Selous at a Glance
Open: June to mid-March
Closed: Mid-March to end May
Selous Mbuyu: 15-minute drive from camp
Children aged five and older
Accommodation & Amenities
8 stretch canvas tents (including 1 family tent)
En suite bathrooms
Over-bed “evening breeze” cooling system
Complimentary laundry service
Solar power with back-up generator
In-room lockable box
Absolutely fantastic! The camp is in a beautiful setting and the reality matches the brochure. Waking up to the sound of birdsong and the roar of the hippos will stay with our 15,13,11 year olds for ever...as well as us parents. Excellent food and the staff are simply delightful. Thank you Sabass, Aden and their lovely team. special mention to for Felix our guide...his knowledge, patience and infectious enthusiasm will last long in the memory. It is a trip of a lifetime. - Jonny_Shings
We had a fantastic stay at Roho. Our 'tent' was brilliant, right in the thick of it - waking up to bird song, going to sleep to hippos wrestling and even spotting an elephant chewing its way through the trees.
The guiding was brilliant - Felix was very knowledgable and entertaining. We learned and laughed a lot.
The service and food was far beyond what we expected at a camp and we enjoyed the camp fires too.
I'd highly recommend spending at least two nights here if you visit Tanzania. - emilyhorswell
We had the pleasure of staying at Roho ya Selous in September 2019 - its an amazing tented camp! The accommodation is glamping at its best! That cool air system over the bed works a treat - nights were never uncomfy! The staff are great - the guides are brilliant! Thank you to Mashaka for your expert guiding, driving, knowledge and hospitality. The wildlife is plentiful - there is always something to see - and the terrain in September was dry enough to allow us to travel easily around the national park.
A great place to stay, good location, lovely staff, GREAT food! and the best possible mix of animals/wildlife on your doorstep - highly recommended! - DAJ162