Nyerere Safari Camps & Lodges
As one plans for a safari to Selous, one of the first things that they will think about is the accommodation that they will use while on the safari. Nyerere National Park is one of the ideal places for successful Tanzania Safaris. There are a lot of Lodges in Nyerere National Park/tented camps that you can use. Some of these are found inside the National Park whereas others are outside the National Park.
Each accommodation facility has its pricing which changes due to different factors the main one being the seasons. During the peak season (June to October), most accommodation facilities hike their prices due to the high number of tourists that are found in the Park, and during the wet season (November to April), some close down due to floods while others reduce the prices.
The largest number of accommodation facilities in Nyerere is found in the Northern part of the National Park however some are found in other parts and have a great view of the wildlife in the Park.
Categories of Lodges in Nyerere National Park
- Budget-friendly accommodation facilities
- Mid-range accommodation facilities
- Luxury accommodation facilities
It has accommodation facilities like the Rufiji River camp, the Amara Selous, and the Siwandu safari camp. There’s also the Retreat Selous, Kiba Point Safari Lodge, Jimbiza Lodge, Mbuyu safari camp, and many more others. The choice will be yours and your budget will determine which type of accommodation facility you will go for. Most of the accommodation facilities in Nyerere are found near major waterholes because it allows tourists to have a clear view of the wildlife.
Where to stay in the Nyerere National Park
Beho Beho lodge
If you are looking for one of the Luxury Lodges in Nyerere National Park, BehoBeho Lodge is your answer. The Beho Beho Lodge is found in the Northern part of the Rufiji River. Beho Beho Lodge is one of the best lodges in the reserve. It was the first lodge to be set up in the Nyerere National Park and it is a luxury lodge with some of the best services good self-contained rooms, food, privacy, a good view of the Park, and 24/7 room service. It is not found near the River which gives you all the privacy that you will need after a long day of driving through the Park. All meals are provided (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) plus some other extra activities.
The Siwandu camp
Overlooking the Rufiji River is the famous Siwandu camp with 9 luxurious tents that offer you all that you need. The tents have en-suite bathrooms and an outside shower as well. All meals say; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. Its location offers the best sightings of the lions that live within the Park.
The Mbuyu safari camp
The Mbuyu safari camp is located near the River Rufiji and is surrounded by a thick forest. It offers tourists some of the best views of the River and you get to see some animals as they roam around the camp. The camp has 16 tented chalets which will be shared among the tourists since each of them has twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. The tents offer privacy and you are provided with a torch and whistle to use in case of emergencies.
The Sable Mountain Lodge
The lodge was named after the sable antelope which is found in the Park. The lodge is in the Northwestern part of the National Park and was constructed on two hills overlooking the Mountainous scenery. It has 5 tented rooms and 6 stone cottages that offer the tourists the privacy needed and a good view of the National Park from their rooms. They have a bar, swimming pool, and en-suite bathrooms.
Lake Manze tented camp
Lake Manze Tented Camp is one of the best camps to stay in while on a safari to Selous. It was constructed along the elephant way making it easy for tourists to get a clear and close view of the elephants as they wade through the camp. It is also located in a very good spot where you can see animals like lions, wild dogs, and leopards among others. Due to its proximity to the wildlife hot spot in the Park, you shouldn’t move out of your tents at night.
The sand Rivers Selous
This is one of the oldest lodges in Nyerere and one of the best places to stay while on your safari. It has luxurious open rooms which have a clear view of the River Rufiji and the animals along its banks.
The Impala tented camp
The Impala tented camp is located along the banks of the River Rufiji with about 6 tents in total. The tents at Rufiji are well decorated and luxurious in their way to keep the tourists calm and comfortable. Its location guarantees a clear view of the animals around River Rufiji, especially the lions.
The Kiba Point Safari Lodge
The Kiba Lodge is found in the southeastern part of Nyerere National Park along the banks of River Rufiji. It is the perfect place for couples and families. This is because of its private and exclusive nature which is far away from the rest of the camps and lodges. They take on a maximum of 8 people. They’re shared among the 4 luxurious tented camps and due to their small nature, the rooms are well catered for by the welcoming staff. For those who would want to relax after a game drive, there is a private plunge pool for relaxation. The rooms have an en-suite bathroom, outside shower, and ceiling fans. You can additionally get to enjoy private camping plus other activities offered at the lodge.
Selous Serena camp
This is one of the luxurious camps in Nyerere. It has a wide range of luxurious rooms which are designed in a Victorian manner. The services here will all be luxurious from the food to the private rooms that have en-suite bathrooms. It also has a bar where you can relax after a long day of touring the National Park. The price might be a little high but it will be worth the care you get here.
Mivumo River camp
The Mivumo River camp is along the banks of the River Rufiji and is one of the best camps in the park. Previously owned by an individual, it was a moderate camp with good rooms. At the moment luxurious facilities are being introduced by the new owners, the Serena group. It still has its former touch and you will not regret staying here.
The Maji Moto offers the best wildlife experience in the Nyerere National Park. It is a mobile camp that will take you to the different parts of the National park throughout your safari.
The Azura Nyerere which was formerly known as the Amara Nyerere is a luxurious camp which is found in the western part of the National Park. The camps have air conditioning and despite the tragic past of it being a hunting block for animals, it still offers tourists good rooms and it is known to be the best facility for those taking a photo safari in Selous.
Plan your safari
Please note that these are not the only accommodation facilities that are found in Nyerere National Park. But, we have just listed a few of the lodges in Nyerere National Park. This is just a picture of what to expect from the accommodation in Selous. Whether your safari is in Nyerere or other parks of Tanzania, contacting us would be the perfect remedy for your successful safari. We can combine Tanzania safaris with gorilla or chimpanzee trekking/habituation safaris in Rwanda and Uganda.