WPCS 2.1.3
WPCS 2.1.3

Fly Camping in Katavi & Selous

What is this safari about?

Fly camping is normally done for one or two nights during a guest’s stay at Chada Katavi or Sand Rivers Selous/Kiba Point Selous.

It involves a gentle walk from the main camp to a perfectly scouted setting in the wilderness. Here a fly camp is pre-erected by a compliment of camp staff that can accommodate six guests in fly tents which are made of mosquito and insect proof mesh. Each tent accommodates two guests on thick bedrolls fitted with crisp linen, blankets and down pillows – the tents also have a table and washbasin nearby. The tents are also accompanied with a dome tent for changing or for unexpected poor weather conditions. There is a communal bathroom facility which consists of a shared short-drop toilet and a classic bucket shower system – they are located a short distance from the tents.

Guests will normally enjoy a sundowner drink around the fire upon arrival, followed by a three-course meal prepared by the camp staff at a table under the stars. A breakfast is also enjoyed in camp the following day before departing back to the main camp. Apart from the camp crew, an experienced armed guide and park ranger also accompany the experience who stand guard each night to ensure total safety of the guests.

The magic of fly camping lies in the experience. It is to be as close to nature as possible with only the bare essentials, without compromising on comfort and safety. It is one of those unforgettable experiences that you will be raving about for years to come and is highly recommended by us!

Who can go?

  • Maximum of 6 people in a shared fly camp.
  • Children of 12 and over in Selous and 16 and over in Katavi.

Why is this special?

  • Close to nature unforgettable experience.
  • Dinner and sleep under the stars.
  • A great combination with the walking aspect.
  • Very low impact and back to the roots experience.

Where is this?

This fly camping option is available in Katavi National Park from Chada Katavi camp and also in the Selous Game Reserve from either Sand Rivers Selous or Kiba Point Selous camps.

The exact location of the fly camps can vary and depend on the guides discretion.

What should I expect to pay?

Fly camping comes at an extra supplement of USD$225 per person per night above the normal cost of the accommodation.

What Extensions do you recommend?

If staying at Chada Katavi an extension to Greystoke Mahale is highly recommended as the flight between these sister camps is free. When staying at Sand Rivers Selous/Kiba Point Selous we highly recommend a few nights at Kigelia Ruaha.

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