Sand Rivers Selous

Sand Rivers Selous is an adventurous barefoot luxury lodge in the quieter area of the Selous Game Reserve.  Owned by Nomad Tanzania, who have camps in pretty much every park in Tanzania, this is one of their top properties and it’s great for those seeking adventure in the wilderness, with lots of walking safari, excellent fly camping and boating up to Steiglers Gorge.  One of the oldest lodges built back in the 80s by Richard Bonham- arguably one of the best river spots on the Rufiji River.

Sand Rivers Selous - The Facts 

Sand Rivers is located in the Selous Game Reserve in the south of Tanzania and is easily reached by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam, just a 45 minute flight.  The camp is located further west than the other properties in the reserve in a slightly quieter area, with direct access to boating safari up to Steiglers Gorge as well as walking safari from the camp.  The camp is positioned on the banks of the river under the shade of trees.
The main area of the lodge is raised, with fantastic views down onto the river here there’s plenty of hippo and other game activity.  The main area is open faced with thatched roof and stone floors, a communal pool off to the side and plenty of areas to relax in the afternoon.
The rooms and suites are spread out along the banks of the river, have a very open feel to them, with outdoor en suite bathrooms and mosquito-netted beds.  The openness of the rooms are certainly for the more adventurous - but we feel it’s one of the best ways to experience the bush!  The suites and hill side rooms are both excellent, with the suites being more spacious and having their own private plunge pool.
Sand Rivers Selous offers some of the best Selous Safari activities in the Selous with great boating safari up to Steiglers gorge where you will stop off for a spot of breakfast on a sand bank.  The walking safari in the dry season can be extended with a few days fly camping - an excellent experience!


Sand Rivers Selous:
$1,214 per person

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4 nights for 3 or 50% off the bride

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Without exception everywhere we stayed was amazing with the highlights being Magwusi and Sand Rivers. The staff at both these camps were really first-rate as was the food and the locations were mind-blowing!
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