Sheltered in a grove on the shores of Lake Nzerakera in the northern region of Selous Game Reserve, Siwandu Camp is perfectly situated to fully experience the breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife of the Selous Game Reserve.
The largest in Africa, spanning 55,000 square kilometers, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is is four times larger than the Serengeti. The Selous has 2,100 species of plants, over 400 birds, over half of Tanzania’s elephant population, 40,000 hippos, 4,000 lions as well as the rare and elusive wild dog.
Siwandu is evenly divided into two camps—north and south—each with its own lounge, kitchen staff, well-stocked bar, dining area, host, guides, swimming pool, game vehicles, and jetty for boat safaris.
The spacious octagonal, canvas tents are covered in thatch for constant air flow and views of the surrounding wildlife. The rooms feature mosquito-netted king-size beds, overhead fans, open-air stargazers, solar-heated showers, and en-suite bathrooms.
For the ultimate in luxury, privacy, and isolation, either of Siwandu’s camps can be booked privately. With a minimum of four and maximum of 13 tents (8 – 26 people), guests can enjoy exclusive use of these beautifully secluded camps. Booking the camp private allows for exclusive use of vehicles and boats as well as undivided attention from the manager and guides.
Activities include game drives in 4×4 open sided vehicles, game walks for guests ages 16 and over, and boat cruises along the Rufiji River delta—the largest in East Africa. Both in sturdy metal boats and in pontoon boasts, guests can explore the waterways or enjoy a sundowner while watching animals come down to drink.
- Swimming pool
- Wooden decked verandas
- Overhead fans