Fodor's Expert Review Siwandu

Selous Game Reserve, Lindi, Tanzania Fodor's Choice

In the middle of the riverine bush on the banks of Lake Nzerakera, this luxuriously appointed camp has become a real stand-out in the Selous reserve. With a stellar location, renowned guides, and beautiful tents evenly divided over two camps, this is authentic African safari at it's most delightful. Built on wooden platforms, the open-sided spacious tents blend in graciously with the surrounding wilderness. King-size beds are tastefully decorated in creams, browns, and whites, and en-suite bathrooms with his-and-her brass hand basins and open-air hot-water showers overlook the bush. The camp is unfenced, so be prepared for all sorts of game to wander past your tent or the main viewing deck. At night the camp takes on a fairy-tale atmosphere when it's lit by dozens of softly glowing gas lanterns. Activities include game drives and guided walks, fly camping, boating, bird-watching, or just relaxing on the veranda or by the swimming pool.

PROS

  • you rarely see any other vehicles on game drives
  • exceptional food and service
  • lovely view over the lake
  • brilliant boating safari
  • attention to detail

CONS

  • the boat trip up the Rufiji River is not available all year round, although lake trips will be available

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Intimate
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 022-213–4802

HOTEL DETAILS

13 tents
Rate Includes: All meals

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