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Situated in the prime wildlife-viewing location of the mighty Nyerere National Park (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, Nyerere National Park 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.


  • Intimate & remote tented camp in Nyerere (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


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Private game-drives
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.
Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

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Spacious, octagonal tents of canvas and secure mosquito netting, topped in thatch, not only allows for constant air-flow, but also allows you to see animals that may saunter past through camp. The design of the tents takes you back to the safari days of old, and everything about them is supremely comfortable. The outdoor, solar-heated shower is a beautiful addition as well as the sofa in front of the tent, to relax during leisure hours in this wild landscape.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Computer facilities
  • Bar


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Dates Board Price
2023-06-01 — 2024-03-15 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $850

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

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 treate d 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.
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Beth Ballay

"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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