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“Sand River Selous is an eco-luxury lodge positioned along the banks of the Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve, and it was started by the pioneer of walking safaris in this vast park, Richard Bonham. It’s the base for some of Tanzania’s best safari guides to take you out on adventures; go boating on the Rufiji up to Kidai Island; enjoy game drives on the trail of lion or wild dogs; take part in an elephant bush walk; spend a night sleeping under the stars; or try fishing in solitude, barefoot off a river rock.”
Sand River Selous is a small yet vibrant safari lodge in the northern part of Selous Game Reserve. Set on a sweeping curve of the great Rufiji River, it has been both an expedition base and a safari retreat loved by safari enthusiasts for years.
Accommodation is in spacious open-fronted cottages raised on the banks of the Rufiji River. There are five Riverside rooms and three Hillside Suites, all of which have en suite bathrooms with flush loos, powerful showers and hot and cold running water. The suites also have a small plunge pool and a large living space.
The main mess is spacious, open fronted and cool. There’s a chill out area near the library and acres of places to enjoy the delicious cuisine, freshly made by the exceptional chef. The main swimming pool is the perfect spot from which to enjoy a relaxing dip after a dusty game drive.