Views of the Rufiji River and its wildlife fill your open-fronted room

This remarkable riverside lodge brings the outside in with natural light, cooling breezes, and the sights and sounds of the wild

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The perfect spot for some afternoon sunbathing

Sand Rivers Selous is an epic base for exploring the wonders of Nyerere National Park, but it's also a pretty lovely setting for soaking up some rays and enjoying the peace and quiet of the wild.

Spacious. Airy. Special.

Our large open-fronted cottages are raised on high concrete platforms that bring sweeping views across the river and beyond.

Our handsome light-filled lodge…

…with wide-screen technicolour views across an iconic African riverbank - and a pretty perfect spot for watching the sun go down on another day out in the wild.

Epic views from your en-suite

All Sand Rivers rooms have spacious en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, powerful showers and a view to cleanse the soul.

Take some time to take it all in

If you're going to contemplate life, you might as well do it from your private plunge pool overlooking the Great Rufiji River at Sand Rivers Selous.

On a mile-wide bend…

…in the Great Rufiji River in a part of the park no one else knows, we've a patch of paradise that lends itself to every kind of adventure you can imagine.

The ideal spot to slow down on safari

Afternoons spent at Sand Rivers. A good book and a wild view, what more could you need?

Picture perfect setting for dinner

The sun setting over the horizon, drinks are on ice and your family and friends in one very special place.

Sweet dreams are indeed made of this.

Key details


June to November


open-fronted cottages


Hillside Suites with private plunge pool

All with ensuite bathrooms

Flush loos

Minimum age:


years old

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