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Sand Rivers Selous

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Sand Rivers Selous is a haven of natural luxury, a small, peaceful yet vibrant safari lodge within the vast Selous wilderness. The lodge is at the centre of a natural melting pot of very diverse habitats - gorges to open plains, woodland to lakes. It's the base for some of Tanzania's best safari guides to take you out on adventures; boating on the Rufiji, up to Kidai Island or Steiglers Gorge, game drives on the trail of lion, or wild dog, an elephant bush walk, a night sleeping under the stars, or fishing in solitude, barefoot off a river rock.

Sand Rivers Selous lodge is situated in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve, on the banks of the Rufiji River. The stone and thatch lodge is set under large Tamarind and Mahogany trees, on a rocky peninsula overlooking the wide expanse of the river. The main mess and dining area is set close to the river, and is a generous space. It's grand yet cosy, the atmosphere is familiar, and the service at-your-whim.

Additional Activities

  • Fly-Camping - The shared fly camps are set up on a sand bank, or close to one of the lakes, and consist of spacious mosquito-net tents with comfortable safari bedrolls. There is a bucket shower - with hot water - and a short-drop toilet set up just behind camp. A full complement of staff provides all the meals you could possibly eat: full breakfast, light lunch, and a three-course candlelit dinner. Fly-camping should be booked in advance, and is available at an extra supplement.


All the stone and thatched rooms are open-fronted, and raised up on the banks of the river, all with amazing views. There are three room options:

Standard cottages: There are five standard rooms which are open and airy, with en-suite bathrooms, flush toilets, powerful showers, and hot and cold running water.

Suites (Tagalala & Kipalala): The two suites offer more private space; as well as a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom there is a lounge area, and small plunge pool set into the deck.

The Rhino House: This is our new one-bedroom honeymoon cottage. It has a large bedroom, en-suite bathroom, lounge and open dining area for private meals. It also comes with its own 4WD vehicle and private guide to take you out on your own game drives as and when you wish.

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