Sand Rivers Selous

Sand Rivers Selous comprises of 8 open-fronted guest cottages set on a scenic bend in the Rufiji River, within the vast Nyerere Game Reserve in southern Tanzania.

Sand Rivers Selous is set on a scenic bend in the Rufiji River, within the vast Nyerere National Park in southern Tanzania. There are just 8 guest cottages at this enchanting safari lodge, equipped with luxuries such as powerful showers with hot and cold water. All are open-fronted to appreciate the views, the cool breeze as well as the many sights and sounds of the African bush.

A central bar and dining room provide an atmospheric setting to swap safari tales over an icy cold drink, whilst the main pool is a source of refreshment on warm afternoons. A fleet of open-sided 4X4 vehicles are utilised for gameviewing in the wildlife-rich Nyerere, with the option to hop out and walk to get a better vantage point. There is also the option of fly camping, where guests have the opportunity to explore on foot with an armed ranger, and spend a night sleeping out under the stars.

Other things to do including boat safaris along the Rufiji, which is often frequented by huge flocks of birds and large numbers of elephant. You could also drop a line and fish for dinner, or simply enjoy a quiet lunch and a book on the shady riverbank, watching the animals come and go.


How to get to Sand Rivers Selous

The nearest airstrip to Sand Rivers Selous is Kiba, which can be reached from Dar es Salaam, Ruaha, Zanzibar and northern Tanzania.

Activities at Sand Rivers Selous

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Fly camping
  • Bush dining and sundowner drinks

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sand Rivers Selous Highlights

  • A remarkable riverside lodge in Tanzania’s wild, vast Nyerere National Park
  • Open-fronted guest cottages offering sweeping views
  • Facilities including a swimming pool and bar
  • Opportunity to fly camp and take boat cruises
  • Game drives and walking safaris possible

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Tanzania Overview

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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