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Rufiji River Boat Safari

Change the pace of your safari and float down the Rufiji River



Africa Specialist
Published on

15 Dec 2017

Updated on

17 Nov 2020

The Rufiji River

The Rufiji River is located in South Tanzania and at 370 miles long it provides the perfect habitat for bush animals throughout the Selous Game Reserve.

During my recent trip I was fortunate enough to take a river boat safari along the Rufiji and here at some of the highlights….

Monkey Drinking Rufiji
Just stopping for a drink
Hippo Rufiji
The Selous Game reserve is home to almost 18,000 hippo!
Birdlife Rufiji
The banks of the river are a haven for many birds, including this Goliath Heron
Rufiji Croc
I don’t recommend going for a swim!!

While all the bigger animals and birds are very exciting, don’t forget the little guys...

Dragonfly Rufiji
The Red-veined Darter

I stayed at the Mivumo River Lodge, where each room has a beautiful balcony with river views. There’s nothing like taking a shower and watching a hippo swimming by!!

Mivumo River Lodge

For more information about river boat safaris along the Rufiji, contact the Far & Wild team on 01768 603 715 or for more inspiration, check out our 26 best safari holiday ideas.

Happy travels everyone

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