Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
At a Glance
Perfect for a family or a group of friends - Kiba Point is a private camp in the Selous Game Reserve; a totally exclusive retreat in the heart of one of the most game-rich areas
The combination of location, facilities and personnel is what sets this lodge apart from many others in the area
Each of the huge four suites has its own plunge pool, and there is a large pool in the main area, where you can grab an icy-cold beverage and sink into the comfortable loungers for an afternoon of relaxation
Also, what makes this camp so special is that you have your very own small team of guides and staff…so you decide what you want and when you want to do it!
Whether you prefer to explore the area one day on foot, by boat or by vehicle…it’s totally up to you and of course the expert guides will be on hand to do the hard work of actually tracking the wildlife
The lodge also offers camping for that true “in the bush” experience, where you’ll be at one with nature whilst sleeping under the stars
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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, typically considered the best months for game-viewing as the wildlife is more concentrated around water sources and the grass is grazed and trampled down. Selous and southern Tanzania is typically hot and humid from December to May, without a dry period to break up the rains, so travel is not recommended during the British winter months.
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Kiba Point is a small and intimate private camp in the Selous on the banks of the Rufiji river. This authentic safari camp, run by Nomad Tanzania, offers a real bush experience and thrilling adventure for up to eight guests on an exclusive basis.
This private camp in the Selous benefits from being located not just in a wonderful game-rich area but also in one of the most beautiful locations imaginable. The four open-fronted stone cottages are raised to take full advantage of the river views and guests will love the excitement of sleeping in such close proximity to nature whilst being completely safe. Each of the four cottages has its own plunge pool on the room's veranda so in the heat of the day you can either cool off and relax there or use the swimming pool in the main mess area. The en-suite bathrooms are all fully equipped with everything you could wish for...hot and cold running water, indoor and outdoor showers and flush toilets.
For groups or families this exclusive camp is absolutely perfect, giving you your own safari experience where you can do game drives as and when you wish and spend the days however you please. All your activities will be totally exclusive, just you and your guide! As well as game drives you will have the option to go on thrilling safari walks, or hop into a boat and spend the days on the river, drifting silently down stream watching the game on the river banks. Another great way to see game is to relax on a sand bank in Stigler's Gorge, enjoying breakfast, fishing, or simply relaxing in the shade of the palm trees watching the action on the lake shore. Of course the most exciting of all the activities is the fly camping. Sleeping on a sand bank with just a mosquito net between you and the wild can be an incredible experience, really making you feel like you're a part of this huge African wilderness.
Four spacious and airy stone/thatch cottages, on raised platforms overlooking the woodlands and river beyond. The rooms are completely open at the front, with heavy netting should guests wish to close them, and have en-suite bathrooms and their own individual plunge pools.
Children of 8 and over are welcome at Kiba Point, however fly camping and walking activities are only offered to children of 12 and over.
Swimming pool, plunge pools.
Satellite phone and basic email available but for emergencies only.
Game drives in 4WD vehicles, fly camping, walking safaris, fishing and boating.
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|Book from||12 February 2020 to 30 April 2021|
01 February 2020 to 19 December 2020
05 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
Boat safari in the Selous Game Reserve
Get up close and personal with the hippos in the Selous' mighty rivers and lakes on a boat safari, perfect in the late afternoons when the wildlife often comes to the shore to drink.
Fishing in the Selous Game Reserve
While in the main the Selous Game Reserve is an arid area, certain sections are blessed by the permanent waters of the Rufiji River and the northern lakes. These water sources are home to great volumes of catfish, and the fierce fighting tiger fish.
Selous walking safari
Follow your guide on foot as you explore the Selous, focussing on the smaller details that make up the ecosystem which you often miss on a game drive.
Location & directions
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Kiba Point is located on the bank of the Rufiji River in the Selous, Southern Tanzania.
How to get there
There are numerous daily flights to Kiba airstrip from Dar es Salaam, Ruaha, Zanzibar and northern Tanzania. Alternatively it is around a 6-hour drive from Dar es Salaam.
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