Selous Riverside Camp

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Hidden amongst dense forest and on the banks of the Rufiji River, providing the most breathtaking views as dawn rises is the beautiful halal friendly Selous Riverside Safari Camp. This amazing and wildlife filled holiday destination is ideal for Muslim families and Muslim couples that are looking for the ultimate halal friendly holiday.

Overlooking the Rufiji River, Selous Riverside Safari Camp consists of ten of the largest and most luxurious tented chalets in Tanzania. The spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the natural surroundings, overlooking the Rufiji River and its hippos and crocodiles. Lavishly furnished, the Camp provides comfort and luxury but also a feel of the most untouched bush anywhere on the African continent. Attention has been paid to every detail to make sure you experience the true essence of an adventure safari of a lifetime.

Its most striking features provide you with the most sumptuous of African cuisine and sundowners. Be it a boat safari or a full day game drive, with a pool deck that stretches all the way on to the river, the camp provides the perfect place to relax and cool off after a long day full of adventure.

From £2,699 per person
based on two people sharing
Includes
  • Return flights from London to Dar Es Salaam
  • 3 nights at the Selous Riverside Camp in a Selous Tent on full board basis with daily safari activities
  • 4 nights at the 5* Hideaway at Nungwi in a Luxury Junior Suite including daily breakfast
  • Regional flights in Tanzania
  • Airport transfers in Zanzibar

Valid for travel from April to the October (supplements may apply from the 20th July to 10th August).

Alternative dates are available throughout the year at a supplement. Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

Halal Friendly
  • Full Halal Dining
  • Alcohol Free
  • Prayer Facilities
Enjoy the ultimate wildlife adventure when travelling to South Africa’s Tanzania. Overflowing with safaris and sporty activities, Tanzania is the perfect halal friendly destination to visit for Muslim families looking to discover and explore to the max. Enjoy getting up close and personal with the wild, discovering Tanzania’s mouth watering cuisines and popular dishes, plus endless hikes, stunning views, and the friendly faces of the local people. Tanzania is definitely a go to for those looking to live their life to the fullest.

Flight time from the UK: Approximately 11 hours

Local languages: Swahili is the local language in Qatar however English is widely understood and spoken to a conversational level.

Best time to visit: The best wildlife viewing month in Tanzania re during the dry season which is in between the month of late June to October.

Visa requirements (for British passport holders): British passport holders are required to obtain a Visa to enter Tanzania. Single entry Visas can be obtained on arrival at the main ports of entry (including International Airports).

Which airport will you fly into? There are direct and one-stop flights from overseas to Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Island., while Arusha town is the starting point for Tanzania's most popular Northern Safari Circuit. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is situated 46km/29 miles east of Arusha.

Key Events and Festivals

Wanyambo Festival - The Wanyambo Festival is one of the best opportunities to check out the local culture of Tanzania in early January. The event is staged in the northern area of Dar es Salaam known as Makumbusho, with lots of traditional music, dance, costumes, and food.

Mzalendo Halisi Music Festival - A two-day music festival in May, Mzalendo Halisi is staged in Kigitonyama in northwest Dar es Salaam. It features traditional Tanzanian music by local performers along with art and cultural exhibitions.

Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair - For those in Arusha in May or June, the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair is a must to partake in. There are all sorts of Tanzanian items for purchase, from gemstones and furniture to safari gear.

Festival of the Dhow Countries - This two-week festival in early July is one of music and motion pictures. The highlight is the week-long Zanzibar International Film Festival, the main arts event of East Africa. You can enjoy local screenings throughout the city.

Must try food

Chipsi Mayai - Chipsi mayai is Swahili for “chips and eggs” and is a favourite comfort food in Tanzania. In its purest form it is nothing more than a french fries omelette. You may notice that french fries in Tanzania are a little different to the west – always made with fresh, hand-cut and peeled potatoes and fried to a crispy yellow.

Zanzibar pizza - Popular on the island from which it draws its name, this “pizza” is probably one of the most interesting and delicious things you will eat in Tanzania. It starts out with a sheet of dough which is then filled with onions, peppers, meat, a raw egg and maybe a slice of cheese, all wrapped up into sandwich sized pocket and then placed on the pan to fry in a puddle of oil.

Wali na Nazi - this dish is rice made with coconut milk and is a popular traditional dish. It is normally eaten with chicken, fish, meat , or curry and is the perfect creamy accompaniment.

Must do experience

Safari’s - one of the main reasons why most people visit Tanzania and the Serengeti is due to its superb wildlife. See wildlife in their natural habitat, from the plains of the Serengeti—where millions of animals trek to lush pastures every year, to the vast Selous Game Reserve and the heights of the Ngorongoro Crater rim. Enjoy the chance of enjoying the wild with a jeep service, or go all our and explore the land by horseback, hot air balloon, or on foot.

Serengeti Plains - Enjoy stunning views of the vast plains of the Serengeti from a hot air balloon. Probably only the best way to get a satisfying perspective on this gigantic region, hot air balloon rides are best done during the annual migration between the months of November through May, when the winds and weather are milder.

Hiking - Mount Kilimanjaro provides unrivaled views anywhere else in Africa, with the possible exception of Table Mountain in Cape Town. In a land of mostly flat, featureless plains, it towers over 19,000 feet with several trails giving you the chance to choose your way up. Guides are obligatory and treks can be organized, however the trek takes a good four to five days to reach the summit, though you don’t need to be super fit.