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Selous Great Water Lodge

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 'Tent' was great and an experience in itself. During the night you really are in the middle of the bush. The hotel staff looked after us all the time, even escorting us back to the tent with a lantern in the dark. The river safari was great, with the guide and driver very knowledgeable. The next day we drove...

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Paris
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights & 3 days during our honeymoon & loved every second! It isn't possible to put into words how special our stay was. Everything far surpassed our expectations. The location is wonderfully remote, the small number of 'tents' made the lodge incredibly intimate ( we were the only guests) & gave us real 'bush' experience. This...

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Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Susanne, the owner of the lodge, was such an helpful organizer when I contacted her to plan a 4-days safari trip for our family of 7 adults! Always responding quickly to my emails and ensuring the booking process went smoothly. She was even present at the lodge while we were there and she was present and caring to her guests!!...

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Susanne and all her staff for the great time we had at the Great Selous Water Lodge! Thanks Juma for your attention at the restaurant and the bar! Thanks Hasan for making sure we were safe at all time! Thanks Jumanne for the sunset boat safari on the river and the bush walk in the morning! Thanks Gaston...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Great location on the bank of the river. Efficient and attentive staff, yet give you privacy when you want it. We stayed for 2 nights, the food was ample, albeit a bit repetitive. We did arrive at short notice so could understand that their supplies were a bit low, however the staff did manage to source beverages the next day....

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Two years after our first visit, we returned to this excellent safari lodge. The owners and the staff is genuinely interested in making their customers feel like home. We were picked up at the airport in Dar Es Salaam early in the morning, and that was included in the price. On our game drive we had the best guiding you...

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Europe
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Two nights were simply not enough. The personal and very warm welcome I received from the owner (and everyone else), the professional and superb service, and the beauty of the lodge and nature are all things I highly recommend. If ever I find myself close to Selous, I will without a second thought book myself here again.

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Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Everything you could want for great safari is here. The guides, the accommodation, the fabulous food, the friendly service,the location, I could go on. A really great place for a wonderful holiday. The river safari was a particular favourite of mine.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 October 2015

What a joy! We spent 4 wonderful days in this peaceful lodge. The sunset over the Rufiji River is amazing. The tents are huge and in the typical african style. The owner a swiss, who speaks lot of languages is very attentive & helpful. The food is great & the safari was so exciting! Yes, it was a real african...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay last August in Great Water Lodge. We choose this one because it is more or less the only lodge which allows dogs. Owner Susanne even offered to take care of our dog when we were in the park (they are not allowed there). We were really impressed by the hospitality of Susanne, Juma and the...

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Selous Great Water Lodge* is located outside Africa's largest and wildest protected sanctuary for game. Here a million large animals roam amid a spectacular landscape that has far fewer human visitors than other reserves. The lodge is right beside the mighty Rufiji River, lifeblood of the Selous. Comfort and security are combined with the sheer excitement of being in such a place! We are an intimate, friendly lodge and pride ourselves on our genuine hospitality, offering a personal service to guests, and all at a very affordable price. From the outskirts of Dar es Salaam we are only five hours away by road. Otherwise you can fly to a nearby airstrip, perhaps on your way to or from Zanzibar or Mafia Island. Whichever way, we can organise it for you. Activities include private game drives with an excellent guide, river boat safaris into the reserve, riverbank walks through the forest, and cultural tours to villages and to meet local people who live from farming and fishing. Accommodation comprises of four luxury en-suite tents; two tents have a stunning view over the Rufiji river and two tents overlook the bush and an animal water hole. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks while admiring the spectacular view over the Rufiji river. After dinner you can sit around our fireplace under the stars, listening to the sound of the river and animals in the night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Selous Great Water Lodge

Address: | 16km from the Mtemere Park Gate, Tanzania (Formerly Big 5 Lodge)
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Price Range: $100 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Selous Great Water Lodge Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve
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“All the tents have similar outlooks so none better than the others.”
  • Inside the tent
 of 5 bubbles msj1958, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the two tents close to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 474leifa, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“River facing rooms have a good view”
  • River view
  • Tent from outside
  • Tent
  • BAth room and shower
  • Toilet
  • Inside room
 of 5 bubbles satyaprasad2000, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“From what we saw, all the tents are identical just different locations in the camp.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidE599, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Safari tents overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles ColleenMerryweather, 24 Apr 2014 | Read review
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