Set by a lake fed by the Rufiji River, Siwandu is a wonderful lodge from which to experience the Selous Game Reserve’s wild beauty and superlative game. Spread across the lake shore, Siwandu’s octagonal tents have timber verandas, high ceilings and mesh “windows” for airflow as well as uninterrupted view of the wilderness surrounding the property.
Meals are served in the raised central lounge and dining area, which overlooks the lake. Here, you’ll also find a shaded swimming pool, relaxed bar and sunloungers where you can sit and watch the animals go by.
Siwandu offers a wide range of activities centred around appreciating the diverse wildlife and unspoilt landscapes of the Selous. Take a shared or private game drive in search of big game – more than half of Tanzania’s elephants reside here, along with some 4,000 lions and many rare African wild dogs. It’s also possible to walk, in order to observe smaller fauna and local flora. With the magnificent Rufiji River at its doorstep, Siwandu also offers safaris in shaded boats so you can enjoy an icy cold sundowner and watch the animals enjoy a drink.