Serena Mivumo chalet deck
Aerial view of Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Serena Mivumo Chalet
Serena Mivumo Lodge room
Hippos, Rufiji River
Serena Mivumo Lodge pool deck
Serena Mivumo Lodge sandbank picnic

Mivumo River Lodge

Selous Game Reserve

FREEDOM rating: ★★★★★

This luxury lodge offers chalet-style accommodation in a spectacular riverside setting, complimenting the raw beauty and fantastic game viewing of the remote Selous Game Reserve.

  • Luxury chalet accommodation overlooking the river
  • Observe wildlife from your own deck
  • Game drives with maximum four in a vehicle
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat safari along Rufiji River

About Your Safari Lodge

Built into the rocky hillside above the mighty Rufiji River, Mivumo River Lodge offers dramatic and beautiful views down Stiegler’s Gorge. There are just twelve luxurious chalets, ensuring an intimate safari experience, each with their own deck positioned to enjoy the setting. To the side of the lodge, a riverside ‘beach’ offers a unique setting for sundowners or private lunches.

In the main building, there is an open-sided lounge and bar that leads out to an evening cocktail deck where a fire place creates the perfect after dinner ambience. Below this the infinity pool and sundeck provide the perfect place to relax and cool off in between game activities.

Game drives take place in open-sided vehicles seating just four passengers to ensure an intimate experience. With access to some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa, look out for elephant, buffalo, hartebeest, lion and giraffe to name a few. You may also be lucky to spot the resident packs of endangered African hunting dog for which the Selous is renowned.

For a different perspective of the African bush, the lodge offers guided walking safaris to give an insight into the native flora as well as the smaller creatures such as insects, reptiles and birds. River safaris are also available in custom-built boats to explore the Rufiji River where there are often sightings of hippos, basking crocodiles and elephants.


Selous Game Reserve (now called Nyerere National Park)

Getting there

45 minute flight from Dar Es Salaam to Stiegler’s airstrip plus a 30 minute game drive transfer.


the luxury thatched chalets are spaced along the river bank, each with its own private viewing deck featuring a plunge pool and rain shower. There is a ceiling fan, minibar and a lounge area with TV. The bathroom has a Victorian claw-foot bath and walk-in shower.


Swimming pool, lounge with bar, library and dining room.

Room Type Occupancy Meals
Luxury Chalet

All Inclusive

FREEDOM rates this hotel ★★★★★

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Activities may vary for each lodge depending on the Safari itinerary. Lodge transfers are not included.

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Your Lodge Experience

Staying in a safari lodge allows you to fall into the rhythm of nature, with the remoteness giving you a truly personal Africa experience. Your lodge stay includes:

  • Daily game drives
  • All meals
  • Selected drinks
  • Park fees

This luxury lodge is included on our thrilling 3 day Selous Fly-in Safari.

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Africa Expert on 0333 234 3667