Sand Rivers Selous is a haven of natural luxury, a small, peaceful yet vibrant safari lodge within the vast Selous wilderness. Set on a sweeping curve of the great Rufiji River, the lodge is both an expedition base and a safari retreat.
The lodge is at the centre of a natural melting pot of very diverse habitats ranging from gorges to open plains, woodland to lakes. It is a wonderful base to spend time getting to know the selous - boating on the Rufiji up to Kidai Island, game drives on the trail of lion or wild dog, an elephant bush walk, a night sleeping under the stars, or fishing in solitude.
Acccomodation at Sand Rivers is in spacious open-fronted cottages raised on the banks of the Rufiji River. There are 5 Standard rooms, 2 Suites, and our honeymoon cottage - The Rhino House. All have en-suite bathrooms, with flush toilets, powerful showers and hot and cold running water.
Fly-camping is a highly recommended part of any safari to Sand Rivers Selous, and is available at an extra supplement. The fly camps are shared, and guests sleep under spacious mosquito net tents.
A bucket shower with hot water, and short-drop toilet is set up behind camp. A full complement of staff provide a full breakfast, light lunch, and 3-course candlelit dinner.
SEASONS - June to September; warm days and cool nights, best time of year for walking safaris. Great elephant and buffalo sightings. October-November: heavy concentrates of game around the inland lakes, weather dry and hot. December-March: prolific bird life, many animals calving, weather starts to get humid, with possibility of rain.
Sand Rivers Selous, and The Rhino House are open all year round, except from late March to late May.
The Lodge is delighted to accept children of 8 and over at Sand Rivers. However, please note that only children of 12 and over can participate in fly camping or walking activities.
Tracks safaris has recently visited Sand Rivers Lodge.