Selous Serena Camp

Selous Serena Camp is a luxury boutique tented camp situated in the beautiful Selous game reserve a great Tanzania wildlife safari destination famous for hosting the world’s largest population of elephants, this offers top notch accommodation and an opportunity to explore the pristine wilderness of Selous game reserve. Selous game reserve is a world Heritage Site habiting a variety of wildlife including the big five (lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhinos). The reserve is a very rewarding Tanzania wildlife safari destination you should visit once in a life time for an amazing Africa safari, some of the activities to enjoy in Selous game reserve include game viewing, bird watching, boat safari and walking safaris. 

The camp is situated on the Simbazi River a tributary of the mighty Rufji River and this beautiful lodge is an ideal accommodation to stay at while on a Tanzania safari in Selous game reserve. 

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Accommodation at Selous Serena camp 

Selous Serena camp offers accommodation in beautifully and exclusively appointed 12 tented camps situated in the heart of Selous game reserve, these camps are privately appointed and spaced along the indigenous forest. Each of the tents at the camp is set on a wooden deck and features authentic thatched roofs, elegant and exquisite Edwardian décor blending perfectly with modern comfort, a private en-suite bathrooms featuring 24 hour water, a Victorian claw-foot bath, a walk in shower and a private sun deck with lounge chairs and from the private deck you get picturesque views of Simbazi River. 

The tents comprise of tasteful rosewood furnishings, opulent rugs, chandeliers, a four poster king bed with pillow to mattress and crisp linen. 

In room amenities 

  • King size bed 
  • Tent service 
  • 24-hour hot water
  • Flushing warm and cold water 
  • Walk-in showers 
  • Ceiling fans
  • Dressing and seating area 
  • Writing desk 
  • Private desk
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities 
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer 
  • Laundry, valet and shoeshine services (additional charges)

Facilities and services at Selous Serena camp 


The camp offers dinning sophisticated dining at a dining tent which is slightly raised on timber decks overlooking the natural watering hole, the tent is lit in the evening for night viewings. Selous Serena camp offers a wide range of bush dining options where a visitor gets to enjoy meals in the wilderness and striking beauty of Selous Serena camp. Dining options at Selous Serena camp include 

Dining room 

Dining room at Selous Serena Camp is a beautifully appointed room raised on timber decks and it is open sided, a selection of seating areas are offered at the dining room. At the dining room, breakfast and lunch are offered with array of international choices of dishes, full English breakfast. Lunch dishes at the dining room features poultry, fish and vegetation options. Dinner at dining room is served using table D’hôte menus including a salad buffet, soup, meat, vegetarian entrees, pudding, cheese and biscuits accompanied by Tanzanian tea or coffee

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Sandbank sundowners 

Sandbank sundowners experience at Selous Serena camp is an enchanting experience offering an opportunity to enjoy a drink while watching the beautiful sunset, sandbank sundowners experience includes evening cocktails served in the lounge, flame-lit fire pit deck or on the sand backs of the Rufji River. 

Bush dining

Bush dining at Selous Serena camp is a unique experiences set in the wilderness of Selous game reserve, this dining option is set along the river with delicious lunch, relaxed BBQ and a romantic dinner for two. Customized menu is available to fit specific preferences of the camp’s visitors. 

Bar and lounge 

The camp has a spacious lounge for visitors to lounge around during their free time, the lounge is furnished with beautiful furniture pieces such as chairs. The lounge also has an entertainment set including a satellite TV set and a music box for the entertainment of the visitors of the camp. 

Bar at Selous Serena camp is fully stocked with both international and local brands of champagne, beers and wines. 

Other facilities and services at the camp include 

  • Library 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Designated smoking area 
  • Safety deposit box
  • Airport pickup and drop-off 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Wake-up service
  • Massage and beauty services 

Activities at the camp 

  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris 
  • Motorboat safaris 
  • Sundowners cruise 
  • Bush and sandbank picnic
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