Roho ya Solous, meaning “the heart of the Selous” is due to open September 2017 and promises to offer memorable experiences for everyone who visits. Located in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve this small tented camp offers an intimate and authentic safari experience accommodating guests in just eight luxury canvas tents.
The Selous offers excitement and adventure with distinct habitats such as swamps, beautiful lakes, open plains and rivers waiting to be discovered with expert guides. While the reserve is home to a diverse spread of wildlife such as buffalo, lions and hippos, The Selous is also famed for its large wild dog populations that thrive here. These rare predators are highly intelligent and it is astonishing to see them in action when hunting their prey, covering vast distances in packs and not giving up until they have achieved there undertaking. The reserve also has excellent bird life with over 400 different species recorded in the area including the elusive Pel’s fishing owl.
The camp comprises eight spacious tents including a family tent, all of which are hidden away within the trees to induce maximum privacy. The luxurious tents are stylishly furnished while maintaining traditional safari charm. Each tent has been designed with comfort and ease with the added luxury of ‘evening breeze’, a cooling system surrounding the bed to keep temperatures cool through the hotter months. The tents are all ensuite and have the added luxury of both an indoor and outdoor shower. A shady veranda offers an inviting spot to relax in between activities and watch the wildlife pass through camp.
Roho ya Selous offers many different activities for everyone, including morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris to discover the smaller creatures and track wildlife on foot. Boating safaris are one of the big draws of The Selous and offers a great opportunity to get close to the wildlife along the banks of the river or pass wallowing hippo pods in the shallows. The rivers also have good numbers of tiger fish and catfish so any keen fisherman can try their hand and cast a line - all fishing is on a catch and release basis.