Sand Rivers Selous

Sand Rivers Selous



Operated by Nomad Tanzania, Sand Rivers Selous boasts an esteemed history, founded by renowned guide Richard Bonham in the early 1990s.
The camp features just eight open-fronted stone and thatch cottages, all elevated to provide uninterrupted views of the Rufiji River and its diverse wildlife.
Located within the serene Nyerere National Park, guests are treated to a rich tapestry of game drives, walking safaris, and boat trips, unveiling the reserve's vast array of flora, fauna, and birdlife.

About the Property

Sand Rivers Selous, founded by renowned guide Richard Bonham in the early 1990s and now managed by Nomad Tanzania, stands majestically on a curve of the Rufiji River within the serene Nyerere National Park. This premium accommodation boasts just eight spacious cottages, constructed from timber, stone, and thatch, all elevated to provide uninterrupted views of the river and its vibrant wildlife. The camp's communal areas, designed with a seamless blend of luxury and nature, present a tranquil setting for guests to relish in the river views. Offering flexible dining options in picturesque locations, a well-stocked bar, and a refreshing swimming pool, Sand Rivers ensures a memorable stay. With its strategic location, guests are treated to an array of activities, including game drives, walking safaris, boat trips, and more, ensuring an immersive experience of Tanzania's rich biodiversity.


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Food & Drink

At Sand Rivers Selous, culinary experiences are crafted to delight the senses. Guests indulge in a gastronomic journey, with meals infused with local flavors and international flair. Breakfasts, served either at the lodge or amidst the pristine wilderness, set the tone for the day. An expansive buffet-style lunch offers a tantalizing array of dishes, ensuring every palate is catered to. As the sun dips, the dining area, set around an impressive tree converted into a table, becomes the backdrop for sumptuous three-course dinners, capturing the essence of the African landscape. Complementing the culinary offerings, the bar, brimming with a curated selection of wines, spirits, and beverages, ensures every meal is paired perfectly, making dining at Sand Rivers Selous a feast not just for the stomach, but the soul.

Getting There



The rooms at Sand Rivers Selous exude an effortless blend of luxury and nature. Perched on elevated decking, each open-fronted stone and thatch chalet provides an intimate sanctuary that seamlessly merges with the surrounding wilderness. Expansive interiors are bathed in natural light, offering guests unobstructed panoramas of the mesmerizing Rufiji River and its vibrant ecosystem. Whether you choose the Riverside Rooms or the elevated Hillside Suites with their private plunge pools, every space is thoughtfully designed for utmost comfort. King-size beds draped in mosquito nets, plush seating areas, and well-appointed en-suite facilities combine to create a haven of relaxation. The gentle sounds of the river, combined with distant calls of the wild, ensure that every moment in these rooms is a serene and memorable escape into the heart of Africa.


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