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Sand Rivers Selous, Nomad Tanzania

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When Richard Bonham built Sand Rivers, he was offered any area in the Northern Selous. There were good reasons why this site, overlooking the mile wide Rufiji River, was the only place he wanted to be. At the heart of an intricate network of sand river channels, oxbow lakes and open plains, Sand Rivers opens a window on the private lives of Africa's big mammals. Creep up on elephant as they wallow in hidden lakes; drift silently by boat down the river at dusk or sleep out under the stars at night in our unique flycamp. With just eight open-fronted rooms looking out over the Rufiji River, Sand Rivers offers variety, spontaneity and a gradual immersion in a seductively wild part of Southern Tanzania.
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River View
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Kilwa Masoko Airport136 mi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 5 nights in Sand rivers at the end of a 3 weeks vacation in Tanzania. It really is ideal to end a pretty tiring trip when you get up à 5:30 every morning. The views on the river are magnificent, our suite with...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Marie-Dominique K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent three nights at Sand Rivers as part of our honeymoon. It was her first safari experience, and my third. Everything about our stay was excellent. Sand Rivers helped to organise our travel from Dar-es-Salaam with Coastal Aviation and their service,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to Serengeti twice this is my first ever visit to Selous and it is a really unique safari destination. The various vegetation and habitat within Selous has offered us sighting of many different species of wildlife (eland, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffes, elephants etc). Unlike...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank HimLovesWild
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Africa and I was not disappointed. From an excellent manger Michelle to the waiters and great chef the in house experience was amazing. To wake up in the morning and see the hippopotamuses walking down to the water was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank C2489BProberte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed mid September and Julienne was our host , what a delightful friendly Manager , we did meet Michelle briefly but she seemed a little pre occupied with some Eu pompous N-- on his freebie I own the reserve aptitude trip , his New...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from dhurst | Reviewed this property |
The suites are a ways from the common area and mostly uphill. I would recommend the riverfront rooms
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Response from Gondwana_2704 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed 5 nights at Sand Rivers Selous, but I think it was too long by 1 night, but we still loved every second there. There is so much to do there, that 4 nights is great. There are boat cruises up river to the gorge, hot... More
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"All tents enjoy the river view"
HimLovesWild
3 weeks ago
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"Don't sit with Nobheads"
webby02016
4 weeks ago
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"Exceptional hospitality"
Trail519758
Sep 19, 2018
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"Riverside rooms or suites 1 and 3. Leave suite #2 open for me!!! It is a bit of a uphill walk to suite 2..."
dhurst
Sep 4, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$308 - $1,650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sand rivers selous hotel selous game reserve
LOCATION
TanzaniaLindi RegionSelous Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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