a really well-run camp; nothing too much trouble. Really exceptional food served al fresco. Excellent game drives, though the amount of game is surpassed by Ruaha. We suspect that the area suffers slightly form the fact the the majority of Selous is dedicated to hunting, which we abhor, but must help the Tanzanian economy. However, the game is rather more skittish than in, for example, Ruaha.
The very comfortable tents all have a lovely lake view and the safaris on the water are excellent, many bird varieties, loads of crocodile and hippo. really good Kudu sightings as well as lion, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo etc. Disappointed at the number of elephant seen as we understood the park has some 70,000!
Claire a most efficient, charming and friendly hostess, always determined to deal with every whim and make us welcome.
The layout of the tents meant that there is no privacy twixt bed area and loo, without laboriously unhooking and then re-rolling flaps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Selous Safari Camp Hotel Selous Game Reserve
- Siwandu Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve