Life changing experiences at Sand Rivers

We maintain our childlike sense of awe and enthusiasm in this reserve, veering from high octane adventuring to total relaxation.


Nights out under the stars from our little patch of paradise in Nyerere. This is the most complete expression of how Nomad relates to the wilderness. If you really want to connect with the African bush, just put yourself right out there. Strip away all but the basic necessities to get you as close to the African wilderness as you'll ever want to be.

Walking wild

One of our safari holy grails is to see, and not be seen. The way to do this on foot is to stay hidden, and walk ourselves into a good position; vegetation fringed rivers and floodplains are the perfect cover. At some point, we’ll emerge out into a clearing, a secret world. There’ll always be something surprising there.


We beat upstream by boat, dodging hippopotami; on the way back we just let the current spiral us back to the lodge, as Africa drifts by. In secluded floodplains, we see elephant herds, and shining flocks of great white pelicans. Back at the riverbanks, a spot of barefoot tiger-fishing in the shallows is in order.


Some safaris can be predictable, even routine. Not with us, not ever. Over the years in Nyerere, we’ve figured out that such a diverse ecology gives us so many ways to enjoy the bush. Lying on sandbars watching eagles, tracing sand rivers, holing up in tree-top hides, creeping up on grunting hippos.

Southern Tanzania safaris

This is all about experience. A safari spent in the game rich plains of Ruaha, and the endless wilderness of Nyerere, the south is hard to beat.


R. Blenkiron

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Exceptional Camp, Fabulous Staff

Exceptional camp with fabulous staff & beautiful surrounds

Camps visited:

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.

C. Richter

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Magical Daily Experience

Oh wow! Beautiful, setting with great guest rooms. The food was incredible. Our guide Hussein was unbelievable. He has the eyesight of an eagle. Every day was a magical experience.

A. Ross

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Unique and Special Trip

What a place!! Location perfect. Staff, service, food, wildlife all wonderful. The range of activities here is great and makes for a really unique and special trip. A place to make memories!

B. Favre-Bulle

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Best Lodges, Perfect Details

One of the best lodges we have been to. Every detail is perfect and the staff is simply amazing.

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