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Lodge in Selous Game Reserve

Vast, pristine and largely undiscovered, the spectacular Selous Game Reserve covers 55,000 square kilometres of rolling savannah, lakes, rivers and deltas in Southern Tanzania. Home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world, this unique wildlife arena also boasts some of the most exclusive and pioneering boating safaris that Africa has to offer.

Serena Mivumo River Lodge benefits from a wonderful location along the Rufiji River in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve, which is a 45-minute flight from Dar es Salaam International Airport. A meet and greet service is offered from Stiegler's Airstrip, which is a half-hour game drive away from the lodge.



Serena Mivumo River Lodge
P.O. Box 2551
Arusha, Tanzania

T: (+255) 786 999054 or 786 999 060
E: mivumo@serenahotels.com or reservations.selous@serenahotels.com


* Mandatory Fields


Set on the banks of the spectacular Rufiji River in the pristine wilderness of Southern Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, our lodge offers a wildlife experience that is both totally distinctive and exceptionally comfortable.

About The Selous Game Reserve

Explore the spectacular Selous Game Reserve, a World Heritage Site and the largest expanse of game reserve in Africa. About four times the size of Serengeti and larger than Switzerland, Selous Game Reserve covers a massive 55,000 square kilometres of rolling savannah and is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world. About four times the size of Serengeti and larger than Switzerland, it is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world. The reserve is named after Frederick Courtenay Selous, naturalist, conservationist and hunter, who was killed in World War 1 in the Beho region of the reserve.

Located in south-east Tanzania in a remote and little-visited part of the country, the Selous Game Reserve covers more than 5% of Tanzania's total area. Situated in one of the last untouched gems of the nation's parks, Serena Mivumo River Lodge offers the visitor a unique opportunity to see Africa the way the early explorers found it - pristine, alive with game, empty of tourists and utterly awe inspiring.

The Rufiji River Delta connects the Great Ruaha River with the Rufiji River before emptying into the Indian Ocean. Home to a colourful array of water and bird life, the Rufiji offers sanctuary to enormous numbers of hippos and crocodiles, which bask and wallow on its muddy brown banks.

The Selous is also home to some of African's largest populations of elephants, buffaloes, hartebeests, sables and hunting dogs. Other easily-spotted animals include; lions, giraffes, antelopes and black rhinos.

The Selous is unique among Tanzania's game areas because it is a game reserve, and not a national park. This means that a wider range of activities are permitted such as; boating, walking and camping safaris. More controversially, large parts of the south of the reserve (90% of the total) are reserved for professional game hunting.