A safari in the south is all about experience – the game rich plains of Ruaha National Park and the endless wilderness of Nyerere National Park is pretty hard to beat.

By 4x4, by boat, on foot or in a fly-camp, it is freedom like no where else in Tanzania.

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Kiba Point

Kiba Point

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers

About the area

Ruaha is wild, expedition country – it is home to huge herds of elephants and abundance of predators; leopard, lion, wild dog and hyena. Ruaha is a vast landscape. You get a tremendous feeling of anticipation when you’ve grabbed cameras and shades, and left camp with your Nomad guide in an open vehicle. Who knows what will be encountered, but for sure there’ll be moments of excitement, fascination and peace amongst the great beasts and herds of Ruaha.


Kigelia is our bush camp at the heart of the action

This understated little bush-camp has been in the beating eastern heart of the park for years, where the wildlife is most concentrated. Sorties from it, encountering the great mammals of Africa, can be thrilling and hard to tear yourself away from. So, in this camp retreat, with Nature up very close, you will find a quiet, canvas refuge, only disturbed by our elephant visitors.

Recommended stay: 3 nights

Expect to pay: $675 - $720 per person per night

About the area

Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) holds a special place in Nomad’s heart, ever since Richard Bonham, together with Lizzie and Bimb Theobald created what is now the most iconic camp in the park, Sand Rivers.

Nyerere is only a few hundred feet above sea level, and this is very much revealed in the climate and landscape. It is typical of Nyerere to encounter a varied terrain with woodland, flood plains, sand rivers, lakes and the remarkable Rufiji River.


On the banks of the Rufiji sits Sand Rivers

Some safaris can be predictable, game drive after game drive. This is simply not the case when you stay at Sand Rivers. The camp location combined with our mission to keep hold of our adventurous spirit gives many ways to enjoy the bush. Whether its lying on a sandbar watching eagles or creeping up on grunting hippos – every day will be different.

Life changing experiences

Recommended stay: 4 nights

Expect to pay: $750 - $1,120 per person per night

Explore safari itineraries

We tailor all our safaris to your particular requirements, but we understand that it's useful to have an idea of what works best, what’s available and a ballpark cost. Have a flick through our safari itineraries and get in touch to get the ball rolling.


S. Diederen

Review for sand-rivers

Tiptop Food

Everything is amazing. The food is tiptop

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A. Westervelt

Review for entamanu

Amazing Stay, Amazing Guides

It was an amazing stay with amazing tour guides, their excellent at their job.

Y. Shah

Review for entamanu-private

Excellent Service, Good Facility

Excellent service, good facility but would have loved the location to be a little closer to the gate.

D. O’Brien

Review for lamai

Stunning Experience

Lamai is located in a spectacular part of the Serengeti. Most beautiful landscape we have ever seen in Africa. The rooms are done in traditional style and are nestled into a rocky outcrop above the plains. You can often see the elephants, and hear the lions roaring, from your room. Overall a stunni...

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