SIWANDU CAMP - SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Sheltered in a grove of palms on the shores of Lake Nzerakera - part of the watery byways of the Rufiji River system - Siwandu is perfectly situated to experience the landscape and abundant wildlife of Selous Game Reserve.
Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s superbly appointed and very comfortable tents ensure privacy. From either of the wooden-decked verandas, sit with a cup of tea at sunrise, watching the bush come to life, or relax with a gin and tonic as the bush blushes under sunset.
Siwandu is a wonderful little camp and is well positioned to enjoy some of the Selous fabulous wildlife!
Siwandu is set on the shores of Lake Nzerakera in the northern section of Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania.
There are just 10 spacious octagonal tents of canvas and secure mosquito netting which are topped in thatch – the thatch keeps the rooms cool whilst the mosquito netting allows a constant air flow and allows you to watch wildlife whilst in your tent. Each room as a large ensuite bathroom and an open-air stargazer shower.
The main area is open and beautifully furnished with comfy sofas and the elevated lounge and dining area offer panaromic views across the lake. There is a swimming pool with sunlounger deck to cool off during the heat of the day.
The Reserve is the largest in Africa and is four times larger than the Serengeti. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Selous’ riverine wilderness and diverse habitat creates the perfect environment for a wealth of animals and supports an extraordinary array of vegetation.
Selous has over 2,100 species of plants, in excess of 400 varieties of birds, more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population and over 120,000 buffalos. The Reserve's 40,000 hippo and 4,000 lion are probably the largest populations on the continent; not to mention the fact that it is home to the planet’s largest population of rare wild dogs.
Game Drives - accompanied by your driver guides travel in comfort in 4WD open-sided vehicles and venture into the Reserve to explore the rich African wildlife.
Game Walks - walking is a wonderful way to get close to nature and to learn about some of the smaller species and ecosystems in the reserve as well as the flora and fauna. The walk is slow-paced, stopping under shade to hear interesting things from your knowledgeable guide. Walks are offered to guests aged 16 and over.
Boat Cruises - when the rains have fallen cruises venture into the sinuous waterways of the Rufiji River delta, the largest in East Africa. For the rest of the year Siwandu guests enjoy Lake Nzerakera, either in sturdy metal boats with covered canopies, or on the glorious pontoon boat. Guests can savour the ultimate luxury of dining or sipping a sundowner on the move while enjoying the wonderful variety of bird life and watching animals come down to drink at the water's edge.
SIWANDU IS CLOSED DURING APRIL AND MAY EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP ACCEPTS CHILDREN AGED 6 YEARS AND OLDER AND THERE IS A TWO CHILD LIMIT (AGES 6 – 11) IN EACH CAMP AT ANY ONE TIME. IF YOU BOOK THE CAMP PRIVATELY THEN NO CHILD POLICY APPLIES.