- Game Drives
- Boat safaris
- Walking safaris
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Selous Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 9 tents suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Siwandu Camp has a prime position at the centre of the unique riverine and lake complex, with the highest concentration of African wildlife and myriad birdlife.
Sheltered in a grove of palms on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, part of the watery byways of the Rufiji River system, Siwandu is perfectly situated to fully experience the breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife of Selous Game Reserve.
Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s superbly appointed accommodation ensures maximum privacy and every opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of Selous.
Note: There are no fences and no artificial modifications to the natural fauna, and so animals wander freely through the camp.
Siwandu Camp is designed to blend in with the spectacular natural scenery in what is one of the most photogenic areas of Tanzania, the Selous Game Reserve.
Each of the 9 tented suites sits on top of a raised wooden platform, affording guests views out onto the surrounding bush. All the suites are designed and positioned to maximize views, ambience and that very important breeze.
King-sized beds with bedside tables and lamps, overhead ceiling fans and secure mosquito netting are part and parcel of one's stay.
En-suite bathrooms with toilet, double brass basins, cupboard space, dressing area and an adjoining shower area open to the stars are located at the back of all tented suites.
Unique to Siwandu is that each suite offers up 2 verandas, one to the front of the bedroom and the second off the rear of the tent.
Table d'hote dining makes the most of African influences and local fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. All meals are cook in-house with only the very best in local produce.
The dining area and bar are found in the main lodge area and offer views out over the Selous, and it is not uncommon for wildlife to walk past during breakfast and dinner.
Dining out in the bushveld is also on the cards.
The elevated lounge area is that perfect stop to view all that surrounds, including birdlife, wildlife and views out over the lake. This is the perfect area for a late afternoon Gin and Tonic, beer or glass of wine.
The swimming pool is available to all, unwind, cool down and enjoy your time in Africa. Birdlife around the pool area is pretty spectacular.
Game Drives; Local expert safari guides take guests out on morning and afternoon game drives in comfortable 4x4 custom safari vehicles. Expect some seriously spectacular wildlife sightings whilst in the Selous Game Reserve. A private vehicle option is available at an additional cost.
Night Drives; Night drives are unfortunately not allowed in the Selous - Sorry.
Walking Safaris; Walk the wilds of the Selous on 2 to 3 hours walking safari options that are offered by Siwandu. Armed guides offer guests the chance to learn and get up close and personal with the smaller creatures of the African bushveld. The walk itself is slow-paced meaning that this is perfect for most people to participate in. No children under the age of 16 years are permitted on walking safaris.
Boat Safaris; It is on a boat safari that one gets the chance to view the Rufiji River Delta (the largest in East Africa). This is a must activity, especially in the late afternoon as one gets to view wildlife drinking. Amazing birdlife sightings as well as famous sundowner opportunity. Not to be missed!
Siwandu Camp does take children from the age of 6 years and upwards. There are no fences and wildlife does wander through the camp.
Please note that this is not a child-friendly camp (offering activities and educational programs). Children are the responsibility of the parent or guardian at all times.
From US$ 795.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- Activities (game drives, bushwalks and boat trips)
- Scheduled road transfers to/from our airstrips
- Beverages in bush camps
- Basic laundry
- International and local flights
- Additional transfers
- Top shelf alcohol, champagne and premium brands
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Conservation and concession fees
- Medivac insurance