Selous Mapumziko Lodge

Selous Mapumziko Lodge is a budget Southern Tanzania lodge safari. Like a small jewel in the Selous vicinity, near Mloka village; this lodge offers a breathtaking view of the Rufiji River which runs just a few meters away from the Lodge’s edge.

Provide local food which Tanzanians used for their meals. Like bananas, stiff porridge, sweet potatoes, rice, beans, fish, vegetables, and seasonal fruits.

Selous Mapumziko Lodge has 7 well-finished Mud-Bandas (typical village mud houses) and a wide campsite with a kitchen, toilet facilities, & camping fireplace where you can enjoy some stories in the evening as you enjoy your favorite local beer or wine.

Each Banda has a very spacious room area with a bathroom with flush toilets and running water. The roof is made of local grass allowing the Banda interior to have a cool temperature all day and night long. The drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous Mapumziko Lodge takes about 5 to 6 hours covering 230 km. (150 km on the tarmac and 80 km on rough but well-maintained road). It takes less than 1⁄2 an hour from the lodge to Mtemere Southward Gate.


Accommodating up to 20 guests, all rooms have spacious en-suite bathrooms and are furnished in African decor that is replicated throughout the lodge. The rooms comprise two four-poster beds and views of the river, which one can enjoy from the comfort of one’s balcony.

Children and extra bed policy

Children of any age are allowed. Children up to 5 years old stay for free when using an existing bed. Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.


Nestled in the heart of Selous, Selous Mapumziko Lodge is located in the Savannah grasslands of the Selous ecosystem, just 3 km from the Mtemere Gate which is the main gate to the Nyerere National Park which was part of Selous game Reserve; the largest game reserve in Africa.

Designed to blend unassumingly into the surrounding environment, the lodge boasts of the stunningly meandering Rufiji River and plains filled with the trademark palm trees that line up the river banks.

Important information

  • Check-in 12:00 Pm
  • Check-out 11:00
  • Free Wi-Fi is available