• Location: Tanzania, Selous
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Situated in the prime wildlife-viewing location of the mighty Selous Game Reserve, Siwandu promises an unparalleled safari experience in luxury tented accommodation. Ideal for romantics, the camp is divided into two sections to offer maximum privacy in this remote and beautiful location. Tents are dotted along the shores of Lake Nzerakera and sheltered by a palm forest - elephant and hippo frequently wander through the camp on their way to the lake.

As one of Africa's wildest and least known reserves, Selous Game Reserve offers incredible game viewing and you'll enjoy daily game drives in the reserve. You'll be able to spot members of the largest crocodile and hippo populations in Africa, and perhaps get the chance to see the rare African wild dog. Boat safaris on the Rufiji River depart from the camp's two jetties and you can also enjoy excellent bird watching and guided walking tours through the bush.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel Awards 2014 - Tanzania's Leading Safari Lodge


  • Intimate & remote tented camp in  the Selous
  • Located in an open palm forest - hear wildlife at night
  • Thrilling game drives & river safaris
  • Africa's largest populations of hippo & crocodile
  • Ideal for adventurers looking for a little romance

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Each of the two sections of the camp has its own swimming pool and fully stocked bar where you can relax without being bothered by large crowds.

The lounge areas feature large, comfortable sofas, beautiful views over the surrounding wilderness and a wildlife reference library where you can learn more about the animals you've spotted during the day.

General Facilities

    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities


Each section of the camp has its own dining area and fully-fitted, well-stocked kitchens where chefs prepare delicious meals for you. The dining areas are also raised to double as viewing platforms for when the animals wander through camp. Expect delicious, table d’hote dining that features tasty African influences and local, fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. All meals are complimented with a great selection of wines

Luxury Tent

The exclusive tents at Siwandu are spaced far apart to ensure maximum privacy and uninterrupted views of the lake and its surrounds.

Each tent is built on a raised timber platform and has two large verandas, one on each side, where you can sit and enjoy a cup of morning coffee or a sundowner drink. Each tent offers ample space, a king-sized bed, en suite bathroom with an open-air hot water shower, and ceiling fans.


    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Private game-drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $925 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 $685 Game Package
  • 15 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018 $925 Game Package
  • 08 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018 $685 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $710 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $945 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018 $710 Game Package
  • 15 Dec 2018 - 07 Jan 2019 $945 Game Package
  • 08 Jan 2019 - 15 Mar 2019 $710 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • All the flights were on time, all the transports were waiting for us as planned and were very friendly and professional, so all the coordination on your end was really terrific. We loved both Ras Kutani and the Siwandu safari resort. We were treated very well in both places. The managers and staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. The accommodations were lovely and quite comfortable. The beach was great, and the safari outstanding.

    Sherry Young, January 2015
  • The Selous Riverside Camp was awesome - I have told all my friends that they have to go there. The accomodations and food were incredible. The staff is A-1 and they cater to your every need.

    Beth Ballay, April 2008

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"The wildlife passing the tents at regular intervals and the resident herd of impala was fantastic! The pick was the afternoon boat ride - concentration of crocodile was unbelievable."



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The Selous Riverside Camp was awesome - I have told all my friends that they have to go there. The accomodations and food were incredible. The staff is A-1 and they cater to your every need.

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