Southern Tanzania

Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve

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This is all about experience

A safari spent between the game rich plains of Ruaha National Park, and the endless wilderness of the Selous Game Reserve is pretty hard to beat. By 4x4, by boat, on foot or in a flycamp, it is freedom like no where else in Tanzania.

Sand Rivers Fly Camp

Sand Rivers Fly Camp

Nights out of camp and under the stars are our most complete expression of how Nomad relates to wilderness.

Sand Rivers Selous

Sand Rivers Selous

Our handsome light-filled lodge with wide-screen technicolour views across an iconic African riverbank.

Kigelia Ruaha

Kigelia Ruaha

Imagine, with an eagle’s eye, one miniature encampment of tents in Ruaha's landscape of giants.

Kiba Point

Kiba Point

A wonderfully private hideaway in the heart of the Selous.

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Combined Camps

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You can combine any of our camps to create the ultimate safari experience, whether you are staying within any one park or across regions.

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Nomad in Southern Tanzania

Heading out into the immese vastness of the Selous Game Reserve or Ruaha National Park in our custom built safari cars is a thrill best experienced first hand. These areas are some of the largest conserved tracts of land in Africa and it matters hugely to us that you get to see the best of them. In Southern Tanzania we like to get right out there. To creep carefully through paths in the thick riverine bush to emerge - unseen - in magical secluded flood plains. More often than not there are treats in store; vast flocks of great white pelicans fishing in dwindling pools, wallowing families of elephant socialising, prides of lion sleeping off a meal. 

Othertimes we float on the river by boat in the Selous, or let the game come to you in Ruaha. Be it breakfast on a sand bank down river from Sand Rivers Selous or Kiba Point, watching elusive monkey-hunting crowned eagles, and listening to shrill cries of hyraxes as you dangle a hook in the water. Or, sat on your veranda at Kigelia Ruaha watching elephants digging through the sand for water in the dry river bed below your tent. All in all, days in Southern Tanzania aren't about box ticking, or endless driving in search of the next animal. It's a sense of gradual absorption in this corner of the natural world that we'd love you to feel.

Southern Tanzania

Freedom to 'just be' in the heart of Africa.

Our early days in Southern Tanzania

Its been a few years now since the first stones for Sand Rivers were laid in the early 90s, and much water has passed in front of the lodge since then, but we like to think that the spirit of Southern Tanzania remains the same.

Richard Bonham

Richard Bonham, together with Lizzie and Bimb Theobald created what is now today the most iconic camp in the Selous, Sand Rivers. Richard now runs the incredible Big Life Foundation in Kenya. 

Early SRS

It was while leading a portered walking safari through this part of the world in the 80s that Richard stumbled upon this particular bend of the Rufiji River. Straightaway he knew he'd found somewhere special. He'd spent months crossing the whole African continent by river and walked extensively throughout the Southern Selous, so he had some grounds for confidence in his judgement.

Lady on hippo

Our founders were a little bit bonkers, and all together hell bent on living a life in the wild. Thankfully our activities are slightly less hair raising than they once were, but their legacy of adventure and really getting out into the wilds of Tanzania lives on, and is at the core of everything we do. 

Experience Fly camping

Fly camping is a wonderful surprise, best left unexplained. If you ask us it's simple. You have to try it.

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Our Camps in Southern Tanzania

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“..we were particularly thankful for our extremely knowledgeable and friendly safari guide, Emmanuel

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Sand Rivers and our day excursion to Zanzibar that you booked for us. Everyone at...

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Hands down the BEST camp during our entire safari!

We stayed at Serengeti Safari Camp and it was absolutely amazing! We stayed at 4 different camps during our 12 day safari and this was absolutely...

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Definitely recommending Nomad

I have to say that Rem [guide] really made our trip.  Hedid everything possible to make sure that the experience was trulymemorable.  A very...

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Your key to escaping the rat race.

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