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.

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Spacious. Airy. Special.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

Open

June to November

5

open-fronted cottages

3

Hillside Suites with private plunge pool

All with ensuite bathrooms

Flush loos

Minimum age:

8

years old

Reviews

R. Pengelly

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Peaceful Haven

A true peaceful haven, beautifully quiet and calm with only animals to be heard. The service and food were incredible with every meal carefully curated and prepared. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made our trip even more enjoyable!

S. Lemke

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Exceptional Place, Amazing Service

Sand River Selous is an exceptional place. The surroundings, activities and service were amazing! It is a camp that we will not forget and highly recommend.

L. Millington

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Exceptional Camp Experience

Sand Rivers is an exceptional camp in every way! Second visit here for a reason and it is seriously a place you need to visit to experience a truly authentic African experience in Tanzania! So many animals, bird life and a wonderful team to spoil you during your stay! Thank you to the team at Sand R...

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S. Chance

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Fabulous Lodge, Rustic Rooms

Fabulous lodge with amazing rustic rooms. Hippos outside your room. Brilliant friendly staff too!

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D. Beebe

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"Special Nomad Camp Experience"

I am so glad we made the decision to stay at Sand River Selous. After enjoying traditional safaris in Ngorongoro, Central Serengeti, Northern Serengeti, and Ruaha, this camp offered a nice change of pace and scenery. We stayed in late June and the rainy season had only recently ended, so everything ...

"N. Hok"

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Magical Experience

Such a magical experience. I have been on safari before and traveled a lot (both on a budget and luxury) - this was truly extraordinary and magical and the best by a considerable margin.

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