Selous Serena Camp tent
Selous Serena Camp deck
Selous Serena Camp Bathroom
Selous Serena Camp pool
Selous Serena Camp lounge
Selous Serena Boat Safari

Selous Serena Camp

Selous Game Reserve

FREEDOM rating: ★★★★PLUS

Taking glamping to new heights, this magnificent camp offers a top safari experience staying in opulently decorated tents within the untamed Selous wilderness.

  • Quiet bush setting
  • Opulently decorated tents
  • Game drives with maximum four in a vehicle
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat trip along Rufiji River

About Your Luxury Tented Camp

Hidden within rolling woodland on the edge of a dry riverbed, Selous Serena Camp offers an intimate and luxury safari experience. There are just 12 tents raised on wooden platforms and the whole camp echoes the lavish style of the 1930’s safari experience.

The main building with its vaulted thatched roof, houses the elegant lounge and dining room, furnished with leather sofas and safari antiques. From here steps lead down to the crescent shaped pool and a timbered deck area which is lit at night by a fire pit and lanterns. Dining is a special affair with the menus tailored to the guests’ preferences and other wonderful experiences such as bush lunches and river-gorge sundowners can be arranged.

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 camp 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.


Northern sector of Selous Game Reserve (now called Nyerere National Park)

Getting there

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


The luxury tents are spaced amongst the indigenous forest with a private deck overlooking the dry riverbed. Inside the elegant furnishings include a four-poster bed, rosewood desk, opulent rugs and a chandelier. Other amenities include a ceiling fan and minibar. The bathroom features a roll top bath, walk-in shower and double sinks.


Dining room, lounge and swimming pool.

Room Type Occupancy Meals
Luxury Tent

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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 Luxury Tented Camp Experience

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

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

This luxury tented camp is included on our 3 day Selous Fly-in Safari.

For advice or to start planning your holiday

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