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SELOUS MBEGA CAMP (the Original or Main Camp) along the Rufiji River near to the Mtemere Gate, Eastern entrance of the SELOUS GAME RESERVE.

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The SELOUS MBEGA CAMP is set up with six safari tents, that are all set up along the mighty Rufiji River. Just 500 metres away from the border of the Selous Game Reserve, in its own private 60 ha riverine forest reserve.

A green ceiling of tree branches and leaves, providing almost always shade throughout the day, covers the camp area. These trees are sometimes visited by a variety of monkeys, including the Angolan Black & White Colobus monkey, known in Kiswaheli as Mbega mweupe, or Mbega, to which the camp owes its name.

The Restaurant and Bar are situated on a raised platform just like the tents, facing the Rufiji River.
The kitchen provides a variety of different cuisines or so called "Bush Recipes"

At the camp:

The accomodation is in large safari tents, built on wooden platforms, mosquito & insect proof, with en- suite bathrooms, and a verandah. Six of our tents have a magnificent view over the Rufiji River.

History of the Selous Mbega Camp

Construction of the camp was commenced on the 31st of January 2000 by its owners & seven Tanzanian staff.

The owners of the camp & their staff have been operating smaller fly- camps within the Selous Game Reserve & Southern Tanzania since 1997.
But have been involved within the Selous Game Reserve since 1994.

The aim is to provide the exotic African atmosphere, offering mainly small camps at locations that truly function as an exciting adventure tourist destination. Continuing with the tradition of the old "Hunter Camps" of the past in the new role of "Photographic Hunting".

At SELOUS MBEGA CAMP we pride ourselves in being a small and personal “family” camp.

In March 2020, the camp was nearly entirly wiped out by extreme flooding on the Rufiji River. But has since been newly re constructed and is operational from July 2021.

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