Owned by the long-established and highly regarded Selous Safari Company, Selous Safari Camp (also known as Siwandu) is located in the north of the Selous Game Reserve, in Southern Tanzania. The camp is located in one of the best areas for game in the whole park. It operates in a non-pretentious and elegant style as a permanent tented camp, tucked among the palm trees on the banks of Lake Nzerakera. We love this place due to its perfect blend of luxury and character and believe it to be the best tented camp in park. It is also a great option for people who are trying to save a little bit more money against the likes of Beho Beho and Sand Rivers. A great option for honeymooners to splash out for a couple of nights!
Selous Safari Camp - The Details
Selous Safari Camp (also known as Siwandu) in located near the Siwandu area of the Selous Game Reserve in the best game area of the reserve where there is a network of lakes and rivers. Selous Safari Camp is a 45 minute flight from Dar es Salaam and the mainland coast.
This camp is spacious and stylishly designed for an atmospheric stay, with a shady swimming pool to complete its appeal. Split into two, creating a more personal mood, means the size of the camp feels a lot smaller thus offering that extra touch of seclusion and thereby also providing the possibility for groups to have exclusive use, should they wish. The main areas of the lodges are raised for elevated dining view views onto the water.
The luxury tented accommodation is spread out among the trees with views onto the Lake in the back drop which is frequently visited by Elephants. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers and verandas at the front and rear of the tents.
Standards of guiding and wildlife expertise are hard to beat with many of the guides having spent all their years in the Selous Game Reserve. Taking the opportunity to fly-camp under the stars with the experts is extremely worthwhile. Typical days involve a morning and an afternoon game activity; on foot, by boat, or from an open sided vehicle, and for the anglers among you, a spot of fishing. Not to mention that the twenty minute drive from the airstrip to the camp seems to always muster an exciting introduction! As soon as you set down in the Selous the adventure begins...