The Kilombero swamp is the largest seasonal wetland in East Africa. The swamp is great for birdwatching, being home to Kilombero Weaver and the White tailed cisticola, both of which are notable endemics. The Kilombero River is home to tigerfish and several other sports fishing species.
- Birding: Excellent
- Best time to visit Kilombero: June - December
- How to get to Kilombero: you have to drive
- Safari types available: Fishing Safari, Cannoe safari, Motor Boat Safari, Walking Safari.
Kilombero is a fantastic destination for cultural and birdwatching safaris. We operate a variety of community based tourism programs in the area and have successfully organised the funding and the construction of a medical center in the village of Itete.
To truly appreciate the diverse, wild beauty of the Kilombero valley, safaris should last a minimum of 2 days.
Kilombero Valley Locations view all
For a truly memorable African experience, nothing beats a stay with the Masai in this remote wilderness. You will drift to sleep with the occasional sound of lions roaring through the night and have the option of taking part in 'firewatch', to keep the camp perimeter fires burning all night, very exciting!
Mikeregembe is an idyllic fishing village situated on the border of the Selous Game Reserve. Its name refers to the particular type of rock found on the bottom of the river here which snags fish hooks! Here elephants sometimes walk through the village at night and there is a specially constructed observation platform in a tree to aid your safe viewing.
The Old Mission was built by the Germans shortly after the turn of the century. Situated in idyllic surroundings overlooking the flood-plain, the mission provides a comfortable base with beautiful views.
Kilombero Valley Activities
Birdwatching In Kilombero Valleymore info ->
Kilombero Valley is an endemic bird area with the Kilombero Weaver, Kilombero Cisticola and the White Tailed Cisticola.
Fishingmore info ->
A variety of fishing trips are possible in the Kilombero Valley. This page details them all and the main species of fish found there.
Kilombero Canoe Safarismore info ->
Canoe trips on the Kilombero River can either take place over several days or just as a day trip. All canoe safaris start at Kivukoni ferry near Ifakara. This activity puts money directly into local communities