Sand Rivers Selous, Selous Game Reserve
Sand Rivers Selous
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Our rating: Premium | Property style: Tented Camp
Located on the banks of the Rufiji River, Sand Rivers Selous is one of the best lodges in the reserve, offering guests a combination of superb accommodation, laid back hosting and excellent safaris. The eight spacious cottages are split into five Riverside Rooms and three Hillside Suites, all in superb locations around the grounds. The en-suite bathrooms have indoor showers, flush loos and hot and cold running water. The bedroom areas are lovely and comfortable with mosquito net draped beds and small verandas at the front. The Hillside Suites also have additional indoor lounge areas and private plunge pools. The open-sided lounge area of the camp looks out across the Rufiji River whilst the sparkling swimming pool is a great spot to relax. The food here is fantastic, prepared by a team of highly skilled chefs and served by the smiling staff. All activities are enjoyed on a shared basis with a maximum of 6 guests to any one guide. Game drives, guided walks, boat safaris, fishing trips and fly-camping out in the bush can all be arranged from Sand Rivers.
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Other properties in Selous Game Reserve
Beho Beho, Selous Game Reserve
Deep in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve is Beho Beho, a wonderful safari lodge from which visitors can enjoy the superb game viewing for which the area is renowned. The suites, or “bandas” as they are known, are set away from the main house and are wonderfully spacious and comfortable. En-suite bathrooms are found at the rear and there are two verandas on which to relax, as well as traditional Zanzibari day beds within the bedroom. For those looking for something more private, Bailey’s Banda is a self-contained, two-bedroom home with its own plunge pool and dining area. In the main part of the lodge there is an open-plan dining area where meals are served communally, although these are also taken outside should the weather permit. There is a full-sized billiards table and a sparkling swimming pool that boasts stunning views across the Kipalala Valley. A number of activities are included in your stay at Beho Beho including early morning and late afternoon game drives, guided walks in the company of an armed guide, boat trips on Lake Tagalala and visits to the Maji Moto hot springs.
Rufiji River Camp, Selous Game Reserve
Nestled away on the banks of the Rufiji River, this camp is a haven of tranquillity and a superb choice for visitors looking to enjoy a relaxed safari through this wonderful wilderness area. There are 14 rooms in total at Rufiji River Camp, with 11 classic tents and 3 suites, all of which are set on raised platforms and covered with a thatched roof. The classic tents are lovely and spacious with hardwood floors, en-suite bathrooms, solar heated water and mosquito net draped beds. The suites all have a private plunge pool where guests can relax and escape the heat of the day. The two-level main area of the camp overlooks the Rufiji River which has a downstairs dining area, whose terrace leads out right over the river, whilst the upstairs coffee lounge is a very popular spot to enjoy the stunning views. There swimming pool is covered with plenty of sun loungers to lounge and shelter by during the day. Activities at the camp can include game drives, guided walks, boat safaris and overnight fly camping excursions.