Tanzania Safaris
Tanzania Honeymoon
Tanzania Safari Holiday

UK +44 (0) 20 8704 1216

USA (toll free) 1-866 356 4691
Australia (toll free) 1-800 025068


  /     /     /     /    

Siwandu: What we think

Siwandu reigns supreme in our opinion. It has a fantastic location, great guides and gorgeous tents offering every luxury in a truly authentic style.  Discreetly tucked amongst the palm trees on the banks of Lake Nzerakera, it has everything you could want in a safari holiday and is definitely our number one tented camp in the Selous.

Undoubtedly the best tented lodge in the park and worthy of a 5 paw. We think this camp is utterly superb and all our client feedback seems to agree. Great resident game, excellent boating safaris and a flawless service make Siwandu one of our favourites here.
Guide Price: $572 per person
Our Rating:

(5 stars based on 0 customer reviews)
Contact our Tanzania experts on:
UK +44 (0) 20 8704 1216
USA 1-866 356 4691
Price match guarantee

Siwandu: Interesting Facts

  • 13 luxurious en-suite spacious tents
  • Game drives, walking safaris, boating and luxury fly camping
  • Swimming pool
  • Highly regarded guiding with excellent local knowledge
  • An incredible location on Lake Nzerakera
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Low season rate year round

Siwandu: In depth

Siwandu (formerly Selous Safari Camp) is situated in its own secluded little part of the Siwandu area of the game reserve.  It’s about a 45 minute flight from Dar es Salaam, right in the middle of a network of lakes and rivers that give it a huge diversity of wildlife.
The camp itself is split into two separate parts, offering even more privacy for its guests; it also gives a group the opportunity to take a whole side.  The tents are all placed along the banks of the river giving them tremendous views of the animals coming to drink, especially the elephants that are frequent visitors to the area (mostly around supper time!).  The tents are large and spacious with an elegant design that takes you back to the safari days of old.  Everything about them is supremely comfortable and makes for an incredible stay. The most authentic Tanzanian honeymoon in the region.
Many of the guides have spent years in the Selous Game Reserve and know it like the back of their hand.  They really are impressive be it on the water, on land or setting up your tent under the stars.
Over all our years in Tanzania safari we’ve never heard a bad word about Siwandu and our own experiences there have all been amazing.

Standards of guiding and wildlife expertise are hard to beat with many of the guides having spent all their years in the Siwandu.  Taking the opportunity to fly-camp under the stars with the experts is extremely worthwhile.  Typical days involve a morning and an afternoon game activity; on foot, by boat, or from an open sided vehicle, and for the anglers among you, a spot of fishing.  Not to mention that the twenty minute drive from the airstrip to the camp seems to always muster an exciting introduction!  As soon as you set down in the Selous the adventure begins...

You may also like


Beho Beho has been blessed with one of the most sublime views in the Selous game reserve.  It provides its guests with every luxury and more, whilst over looking a huge area of true wilderness. The lodge consists of 9 stone bandas (the panoramic view comes free) that are not left wanting in terms of providing their guests with every comfort possible. The food, guiding and service are all of the very highest standard.


Lake Manze is a genuinely fantastic yet simple safari camp.  It has a prime position on the edge of a beautiful lake and is within shouting distance of pods of bathing hippo.  No electricity in the lodge gives it a rustic edge, yet its comfort and charm give it an old world gravitas that other camps can’t touch.  The camp is not about five star luxury, but in terms of safari and value for money, there are none better.

Impala Selous is placed right on the banks of the Rufiji River, in an incredible position for spotting the local inhabitants.  It’s not nearly as expensive as its extremely luxurious competitors but very close in terms of service.  The raised tents offer every comfort, with two of them being adjoining ‘family’ tents. A very friendly camp, great for children and offering the best of the Selous.

Live ratings: