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Sand Rivers Selous

The very best camp I have ever stayed in and now on my 8th African safari. Sand Rivers excels in every way: wildlife, guiding, scenery, service, hospitality, comfort, style, exclusivity and privacy. I have found my new favorite place and quite possibly left my heart there.

F. Reed, New York, USA

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Sand Rivers Selous

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Perched on a rocky outcrop, the exceptional Sand Rivers Selous gives you spectacular views across Tanzania’s Rufiji River in the diverse Selous Game Reserve. The biggest in Africa and the second largest protected site in the world, Selous Game Reserve has a handful of small camps positioned a good distance apart to maintain privacy.

Accommodation & Facilities
Tanzania’s Sand Rivers Selous comprises five large open fronted stone and thatched chalets and three suites.  All chalets have fabulous en-suite bathrooms overlooking the river, as well as flushing toilets and showers. Each suite has a secluded plunge pool and seating space. The shared areas comprise a comfortable bar and dining room, and a swimming pool that enjoys plenty of shade courtesy of a nearby baobab tree.

Wildlife & Activities
Explore this diverse area and encounter its wildlife on game drives in open 4x4s, boat cruises, and absorbing walking safaris. The reserve is home to large numbers of predators, prey and birds. During your stay, you have a very good chance of viewing packs of wild dog. In addition, you can arrange a fly camping experience in advance of your trip.
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4.43 stars - based on 7 reviews

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1407714614 5
    - HONG KONG   
TRAVEL DATE: JULY 2014    POSTED: AUG 2014
Sand Rivers Selous
5 5
Located on the banks of the Rufiji river Sand Rivers was an excellent place to explore the Selous by both water and land. In the morning we were heading up to Stiegler's Gorge on a boat seeing hundreds of hippos and crocodiles and... Read More

1404916617 4
    - KENT, UK   
TRAVEL DATE: JUNE 2014    POSTED: JUL 2014
Sand Rivers Selous
4 5
Loved the location on the river, fantastic view. Room and bathroom quirky but comfortable, best pillows ever, slept well while being serenaded by hippo. Kate and Cameron great hosts, food excellent.
Only downside game drives shoul... Read More

1389770382 4
    - LONDON, UK   
TRAVEL DATE: DEC 2013    POSTED: JAN 2014
Sand Rivers Selous
4 5
We had an enjoyable stay and the suite with a plunge pool was a plus in the heat. Kate and Cameron were most accommodating and great company. We had the suite that was great and had fantastic views.

1385227874 5
    - NEW YORK, USA   
TRAVEL DATE: AUG 2013    POSTED: NOV 2013
Sand Rivers Selous
5 5
If you are looking for a posh place this is it. Beautiful setting overlooking the river. High class staff. I stayed in one of the suites which was outstanding. Be forewarned, there are no walls so the occasional critter (mostly mo... Read More

1383396048 4
    - LONDON, UK   
TRAVEL DATE: AUG 2013    POSTED: NOV 2013
Sand Rivers Selous
4 5
Beautiful setting and accommodation. Our guide was rather young and inexperienced, however Nick one of the managers knew this and so he also came out with us. In fact Nick and Jana were very good and worked really hard to make sur... Read More

1381406925 5
    - NEW YORK, USA   
TRAVEL DATE: 2012    POSTED: OCT 2013
Sand Rivers Selous
5 5
The very best camp I have ever stayed in and now on my 8th African safari. Sand Rivers excels in every way: wildlife, guiding, scenery, service, hospitality, comfort, style, exclusivity and privacy. I have found my new favorite pl... Read More

1381406853 4
    - HAMPSHIRE, UK   
TRAVEL DATE: 2012    POSTED: OCT 2013
Sand Rivers Selous
4 5
Sand Rivers is set on the hillside on the banks of the Rufiji River and has an impressive spot. From the main dining room/bar area guests have superb views out over the river, its shifting sand banks hippo and crocodile filled wat... Read More

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When is the best time to go on a safari holiday in Tanzania?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see as the climate varies between the national parks and reserves in the north and south of the country.

The Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in the north and Ruaha National Park are all relatively high above sea level, so make sure you pack for cool mornings and evenings, with temperatures on the Crater rim dropping very low in the winter months. Selous Game Reserve and the coast are warmer throughout the year.

January to March
While the northern hemisphere has its winter Tanzania is basking in the hot sunny days that accompany East Africa’s summer months. Wildlife viewing is good in these months with the wildebeest relatively static in the south of the Serengeti in their calving grounds. 

Temperatures on the coast between January and March are perfect for a beach holiday.

April and May
As these are the months when the ‘long rains’ traditionally come to Tanzania, visitor numbers drop dramatically. Travel by road can be difficult and animals can be harder to find as their access to water improves, but lower prices, lush flora, and few other people on safari in the national parks and reserves, can mean excellent game viewing. 

June to October
These months are Tanzania’s high season and wildlife viewing is thought to be at its best. Areas dry up and animals are more concentrated around the water that is available, with the wildebeest migration travelling through the northern reaches of the Serengeti and into Kenya’s Masai Mara. The winter months do mean that leaves drop from trees while shrubs and grass die, but days are sunny and hot with pleasantly cool nights.

On the coast the weather gets warmer during these months with July onwards being a high season for holidays to Tanzania’s beaches. 

November
A low season with low prices to encourage visitors, November can be an excellent time for both safari and beach. There can be rain, but if it comes it tends to be in short sharp showers.

December
Tanzania is in high demand for safari and beach holidays over Christmas and New Year since wildlife viewing is good throughout the country and the temperatures on the coast are perfect for a beach holiday.

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