Sorry for the late reply, have had a hectic week!
I hope you are well?
We just wanted to let you know how much of a fantastic time we had on our honeymoon, it was perfect. Thank you for your recommendations. This is a bit of a long email!
Firstly, the safari at Selous Riverside Camp was just out of this world. We were picked up off the airstrip by Vincent, our guide and within minutes we had seen giraffe and we weren't even on our safari! We were taken straight to camp to freshen up and get sorted which was great after so many hours travelling. We then went on a private sunset boat safari where we saw loads of animals, hippo, baboons, beautiful birds etc. really beautiful.
The next day we had a full day safari which was amazing, saw giraffe, lioness, buffalo, zebra, impala.... Everything except the elephants (which I was secretly disappointed about but knew we were out of season to see them) we had a private lunch on the banks of the Rufiji, watching the hippos swimming in the river
David, our butler arranged a private evening meal on our veranda which was so thoughtful.
Our next day, we woke up to baboons playing right next to our tent-they were so close it was unreal. We decided to do the village tour and then the half day safari. It was such an insight going around the school and village, we event went for a drink in the local 'pub' with Vincent where we learned about his life as a Masai. The afternoon safari Vincent was on a mission, I think he could tell that I wanted to see the elephant so he asked if we were happy to go far out on the safari, which we were... And he found me my elephants! So happy to see a mother with her two calfs, just on the opposite side of the Rufiji river. Elated, we came back to a wonderful meal, played with the bush babies at the camp bar and watched the baboons slurping the water out of the swimming pool.
We thought the Selous Riverside was perfect for us, the food was amazing - better than at the hideaway to be honest. The service was fantastic, David really looked after us. Vincent too was brilliant, we couldn't have asked for better.
We were left in peace when we wanted it, and were treated like kings the whole time. The accommodation was really nice, tho some of the tents were being upgraded to have private plunge pools which looked like they will be a great addition.
We wouldn't change anything about the safari camp - on reflection we would have liked just one more day here as our fourth day was spent travelling so we only went into the safari park twice instead of the three times.
Thank you so much for your help in booking this for us. We really had an amazing time.
I am trying to talk Brian into booking another safari... :)
Amanda and Brian
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