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LAKE MANZE CAMP ACTIVITIES

 

We are pleased to offer you a choice of driving, boating and walking safaris.
As far as possible, we try to be flexible and arrange things in accordance with your wishes.
However, there may be times when we shall request you to co-ordinate your plans with those of other guests.
The timing of the morning activities varies from 06.30 am onwards, and most afternoon activities start at 4.00 p.m.

 


Fishing

Lake Manze fishing

Lake Manze fishing 

Lake Manze fishing

Lake Manze fishing 

Lake Manze fishing

Lake Manze fishing 

Lake Manze fishing

Fishing is another possibility, the main attractions are catfish and tiger fish. The tiger is a fish that is famous for being a fighter with heart, and having the tools to back it up.
They are powerful swimmers, often leaping several feet into the air whilst being fought. They are relatives of the Piranha. 

Catfish can grow to be monsters up to 50 kgs,
but the average catch size of one of these is 6 to 15 kilos. The boat operator will take you by boat to an area where he believes you will find fish. You fish from the bank, and so even if you are not catching fish, you can see wildlife all around you - perhaps an elephant coming to drink or a fish eagle showing you how it is done.

If you are having no luck, then you may go on to another spot and try fishing from there. Fishing is probably best done in the early morning. There is a small extra charge for fishing. to cover the Selous Reserve Fishing Fee.

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Game drives

Lake Manze Game drive

Game Drives can be in the morning, or in the afternoon, or for a full day.
The departure time for the morning drive can usually be arranged according to your preferences.

For example, breakfast at 7.30 a.m. and leave at 8.00 a.m.
A popular option is to leave at 7.00 a.m. with a packed breakfast.

Lake Manze Game drive 

Lake Manze Game drive

Lake Manze Game drive 

Lake Manze Game drive

Lake Manze Game drive 

Lake Manze Game drive

near the camp, at Lake Manze 

Elephants by Lake Manze

Game safaris take place in 4x4 vehicles which generally take up to 4 guests (except for airstrip transfers, or if we have a very busy camp, when there may be up to 6 pax,) and the drives are not limited to a specific schedule but tailor made to clients' wishes.

Hot Springs and Selous' Grave, near Beho Beho

Beho Beho Springs  Beho Beho Springs

Beho Beho Springs  Beho Beho Springs

The full day drive usually goes towards the Beho Beho area, with a packed lunch. The vegetation in this area is different from the Manze area, being more open plains.
In the afternoon a stop can be made at the Maji Moto hot springs. There are three pools: very hot, hot and warm. If you wish you may take a swim in the lowest poo
- or the middle pool if you can stand it!

Selous Grave  swimming at beho beho hotsprings

Grave of Frederick Courtenay Selous, near Beho Beho - and swimming in the hot springs

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Walking Safaris

Lake Manze Walking safari

Manze Walking safari 

Manze Walking safari

Manze Walking safari 

Manze Walking safari

An early morning walk with an armed ranger is also available and a rewarding experience to bring one closer to the beauty of the Selous.
Walking safaris can be arranged either in the morning (6.30-7.30 a.m departure.) or the afternoon (4.00 -5.00 pm departure)

Generally the early morning is the coolest time of the day. Walkers leave after a cup of tea/coffee, and eat breakfast on their return to camp, about 9.15.
A walking safari guide and an armed ranger accompany the walkers. The walk usually lasts for about 2 hours, and can cover up to 3 km in the area around the camp.

The purpose of a walking safari is not to get close to animals. You get closer to animals when in a vehicle.
The purpose of a walking safari is to see their tracks, their dung, to see plants and trees, and generally to enjoy being in nature without a vehicle.
It is not a route march intended to cover long distances, but a gentle stroll, stopping to look at things of interest.

If possible, please do not wear red or white clothing. Long trousers are ideal, and sensible closed shoes.
Please note that children of 15 years and younger are not permitted to go on walking safaris in the Selous.

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