Siwandu is delightfully situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a massive lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River.
Blending in superbly with its natural surroundings, all the safari tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and wonderful views.
Each tent sits atop its own raised timber platform with two large verandahs on either side where one can sit with a cup of tea in the morning watching the bush come to life at sunrise, or with a gin and tonic as the bush gets ready for the night at sunset.
The camp has prime position at the centre of this unique riverine and lake area with some of the best game viewing and concentrations of wildlife and birdlife in the reserve.
There are no fences or artificial modifications so animals may wander freely through the camp and often do. Hippos moving through the camp are a nightly occurence and some of Selous elephant frequently meander between the tents. The sound of whooping hyenas and bellowing hippos is constant throughout the night.
The spacious tents are luxuriously appointed with en suite bathrooms and open air showers. There are ceiling fans in all the rooms situated above the king sizes beds where guests can ralax and cool down during the heat of the day.
The camp is comprised of two separate camps - North and South. With North camp having just 6 tents and South camp 7 tents, there is never the feeling of having too many people around and each camp can provide a high level of seclusion enabling guests to get to know fellow guests and staff.
Each section has its own swimming pool, well stocked bar and dining area, and each has its own well supplied kitchen where our chefs produce the finest cuisine. All meals are complimented by a good wine selection. No movement between camps is required as each has its own host, game viewing vehicles, jetty for boat safaris and walking guides.
- Fishing (subject to conditions and fee to be paid in camp)
- Walking Safari / Mobile bush camping (pre-booking essential)
- Game drives in open-sided 4-wheel drive vehicles
- River safaris in boats with outboard motors
- Game walks
For the more adventurous, please enquire about a one or two night walking safari where one or two nights are spent "roughing it" in the bush accompanied by your own walking guide