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#5 of 22 Specialty lodging in Selous Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
Siwandu is delightfully situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a massive lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River. All safari tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and wonderful views. Blending in superbly with its natural surroundings in what is considered the prime wildlife area of the Selous Game Reserve, with incredible game viewing including the rare African Wild Dog. Offering a range of activities from 4WD game drives, dawn game walks and boating cruises.
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Lake Nzerakera Tanzania
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Mafia Airport63 mi
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We stayed at Siwandu for 2 nights and 3 days and it was utterly magical. We felt at one with nature in the most beautiful environment, whilst also in the lap of luxury. Our guide had 30 years experience, the food was delicious, and the service impeccable. It felt like longer
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Siwandu
Responded Mar 12, 2019
Dear Sophie L. Thanks so much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you here and I know Mpoto enjoyed spending time with you in the bush, sharing his wealth of knowledge with you. We hope you'll always remember the light-show Mother Nature gave us on your first night. Warm Regards from the entire team at Siwandu. Conrad & Retha
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Enjoyed our first safari with giraffe on the landing area and hunting dogs snoozing on the way to the camp. We had a good guide in Christopher and Emile led a charming team ho looked after us well. We particularly enjoyed the walking safari and the boat safari and also seeing
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Siwandu
Responded Mar 6, 2019
Dear Chris A. Asanta sana for your review! The Selous Safari Company is very proud of our guide-training program and Christopher, being a product of our in-house training, is definitely becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Selous Game Reserve guiding community. We're glad that you enjoyed spending time with him in the bush. Warm Regards from all of us here at Siwandu.
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We only had 1 night / 2 days here, which wasnt long enough! However the team made it their mission to make sure we had the best experience possible, the team and staff are so nice and friendly and also genuine. Amazing "tents" if you can even call them that. Gracious - our
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Siwandu
Responded Mar 3, 2019
Dear Robert M. Thanks for visiting us in Siwandu! We're glad that you loved your time in the Selous Game Reserve, whether it was out on game-drives with Gracious, relaxing in your tent or enjoying our chef's skills around the dining table. We hope to have you back one day for a longer stay. Warm Regards from all of us here at Siwandu.
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Our visit to Siwandu was our first African Safari adventure but cannot believe it will be our last to this glorious place. Remarkably on our way to the camp from the airstrip, Gracious - our wonderful guide found 28 wild dogs resting after a meal - we were astonishingly lucky
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Response from SelousSafariCompany1, Manager at Siwandu
Responded Mar 3, 2019
Dear Jamie S. Thanks for taking the time to review us! Experienced safaris goers will tell you they've spent years looking for wild-dogs without success, so finding 28 of them (roughly 0.5% of the whole world's dog-population in one go) on your first ever game-drive is remarkably lucky (not to take anything away from Gracious's guiding skill of course)! We're glad that the Africa-bug got hold you and hope we'll have you back here in Siwandu soon - we'll make sure that Matthew is ready and waiting for you with a cold towel and refreshing drink. Regards from all of us here at Siwandu.
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Sirwandu camp is a first class tented accommodation. Set on the banks of Lake Nzerakera. The staff are extremely attentive, excellent food, nothing is to much trouble . The guides are first class and know everything you could possible want to know and more beside. A very
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