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Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Kiba Point Private Camp
- The most exclusive private lodge in the Selous Game Reserve
- Unrivalled guiding to lead your safari
- Positioned on the banks of the Rufiji River with game viewing from your private plunge pool
Facilities includeInternet in Sand River Managers Office Main pool Private plunge pools Bar Private lounge Comfortable and relaxing living area
- Game Drives
- Fly Camping
- Game Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Walking Safaris
- Visit to the Hot Springs
Seasons in Tanzania
About Kiba Point Private Camp
Kiba Point offers the opportunity to explore with experts guides by foot, boat or car. In between the adventures, the lodge provides a relaxed, friendly and beautiful safari home on the banks of the Rufiji for groups of friends or family to enjoy. The rooms are entirely open-fronted, and raised to take advantage of the river views, and the animals that often move around the immediate area.
Kiba Point is set back off the river, with only four impressively large and open-fronted rooms (1 room has twin room attached). Bathrooms are bush deluxe, with flush toilets, indoor and outdoor showers and hot and cold water as and when you want. Each room has its own private plunge pool set into the edge of the deck, and there is also a large pool at the main thatched mess.
The thrill of sleeping in close proximity to nature, while completely safe, makes Kiba a special experience.
Resting on the banks of the mile-wide Rufiji River, surrounded by miles of wilderness, Kiba offers groups of friends and family the chance to explore and relax at their own pace.
Africa's largest wildlife area at 54,600 km2 (21,100 sq mi), located in southern Tanzania and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of its many highlights is the Rufiji River, the lifeblood of the reserve, which flows through the northern part of the Selous into the Indian Ocean.
It was named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I. His adventure books on Africa became best sellers in Victorian England.
The Selous is a vast area for habitats to roam from riverine forest, sand river channels, miombo woodlands, wide-open savannas, and doum palm forests. The reserve is home to all the larger mammal species: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and even the very illusive black rhino as well as wild dog and an array of river and bird life. It also contains about one third of all the wild dogs in the world. They need to roam vast areas and here in the Selous they have boundless woodlands and savannas in which to roam.
Along the Rufiji, there are a plethora of antelope, crocodiles and hippos and during the dry season the concentration of animals along the river increases hugely. Linked to the river are Lake Tagalala and Lake Kipalala where you can find waterbuck and bushbuck and sometimes sable and greater kudu in the longer grass and wooded shrub areas.
Because the Selous has so many different habitats, there is a wide choice of safari activities from boating, fishing (for tiger-fish and catfish) and walking to game drives and fly camping. This is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in the African bush at an easy pace.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Kiba Point is easily reached from:
Dar es Salaam
There are several flights a day. Charter and scheduled flights to/from north and western Tanzania can also be arranged.
Transfers between Kiba air strip and the lodge are by shared vehicle
They take approximately 20-30 minutes
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Kiba Point is closed end of March to end of May.
Tanzania's climate is predominately tropical. For the whole country, the hottest months are from October to February. The long rains are from mid-March to late May, and the short rains from November to January. The coolest months are June to August when the nights and early mornings can be cold. In high-altitude areas such as Kilimanjaro, temperatures can fall below freezing.
Travelling with children
Children over the age of 5 are welcome at this private camp but walking activities and fly camping are only offered to children of 12 and over.
Children under the age of 21 pay 60% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with another child or an adult.
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What happens next?
- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.