Kiba Point is an intimate, 4-room private camp, which means that when you and your family or friends visit, you get the whole camp to yourself.
Nestled into the bush on the banks of the Rufiji river in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve, KP is just about as wild a safari camp as you'll find anywhere. With open rooms to take in the constant activity of the animals, the bird, the hippos, the ellies, and all the other animals make sure you'll never feel too alone.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012
Our guests arrived and discussions started. And suddenly, whithout warning, a thunderous crash came from the right which made us stop in our tracks. Torches in hand we slowly arose from the table (like a leopard from its slumber) and crept towards the pools edge in time to see a huge head and ears emerge from the tree line. The elephants had come to join us for dinner.
One by one they crashed through the trees and into the clearing by the pool. There were ten in total including one very cute little baby who kept trying to dodge his own shadow. One even had the cheek to knock over our newly built barbeque, but having these magnificent creatures no more then 10 meters away was enough to let that one slide.
They stayed with us for the enitre duration of our meal, what a view to have whilst eating. As the elephants ate their supper of bark and green thorn fruit for dessert, we ate ours of pork and chocolate oblivion. Our own little elephants tea party and what a tea party it was!!!!
5 meters away and watch her in awe.
at 7:39 am Thu, Aug 23, 2012
Sun, Jul 22, 2012
Oh, what to do? We knew exactly what to do....a little staff outing to the river side.
With the sun beating down on us and a cool breeze fluttering by we all scrambled down to the banks of the Rufiji River, fishing rods in hand. We took our places, cast the lines and waited with baited breath - even the hippos were watching from the cool flow of the river's rapids.
We were unlucky to begin with, with a couple of beauties biting but not taking, but then, the Rufiji was kind and blessed Thom with a stunning catfish. After this our luck had changed. Tiger fish were taking the bait left right and center.
What a glorious day the Selous and the Rufiji presented us with. Let's just hope that the fruitfulness can continue for staff and guests alike.
at 5:31 am Sun, Jul 22, 2012
Sun, Jun 17, 2012
As we looked East across the ridge we saw four females and one scruffy male (who had a dashing mohican as his mane) bathing in the morning sun. We edged ever closer, leaving the road slightly behind, carefully picking our route through the gullies and tall grass to get a better look at these magnificent creatures.
Our route eventually brought us out into a clearing to have a perfect view of all and yet there were still more suprises to come....
We looked into a thicket of tall grass and noticed ten pairs of little eyes looking in our direction. One by one those pairsof eyes turned into the cutest little Lion cub faces you ever did see. Nomore than a month old tey had curiosity written all over their faces.
It will be a fascinating journey to follow these youngsters as they go through the challenges that life as a young lion in an unfamiliar world
at 4:58 pm Sun, Jun 17, 2012
Mon, Jun 11, 2012
When we first arrived and looked out at the Rufiji gently flowing by we thought, what a magnificent and peaceful place to be responsible for. Whilst setting up camp and meeting all of the friendly staff we have also had time to explore our beautiful surroundings. We were suprised to find the amount of game that we did, in and around the lodge, considering that it is such a large expanse of pure wilderness. From the small unknowns to the larger greats the Selous seems full of both big and small suprises.
From the shock of a lone male Elephant right in front of us as we turned a corner, the enchanting call of the Hyena in the evenings, a classic Buffalo charge (still unsure of who had the biggest fright - us or the Buff as it emerged somewhat ungracefully from the tall grass), to the most stunning sighting of two Leopards and their kill in a Tagalala tree twenty minutes from camp.
The Selous Will Keep You Wondering!
at 6:15 pm Mon, Jun 11, 2012
Wed, Dec 28, 2011
Since a baby impala is worth hardly more than a snack, the dogs were quickly ready to set off again. Unfortunately, I had to head back to camp but the guests stuck around to see the dogs bolt the length of the airstrip in pursuit of some unlucky impala. Wild dogs run too fast and too far to follow them on a chase, but since dogs are the most effecient hunters of all the large carnivores, it would have taken more than a little luck for all of the impala to escape. Given how well fed the dogs looked the next day, their hunting skills certainly weren't lacking.
at 11:30 am Wed, Dec 28, 2011