Sand Rivers Selous offers a superb all-round experience of Tanzania safaris with opportunities for everything from game drives in open-sided game vehicles, walking safaris, boat safaris, fly-camps or combinations of all the above.

Sand Rivers is situated in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve which is the second largest protected wilderness area in the world. Sand Rivers offers stylish, luxurious safari accommodation on the banks of the Rufiji River. This comfortable and stylish lodge features an outdoor pool, an open-air dining room, bar and lounge which have been beautifully constructed on a sweeping curve of the great Rufiji River, offering stunning views across the water.

Sand Rivers Selous has just 8 stone and thatched cottages, all are open-fronted and raised on decks overlooking the river. There are 5 Riverside rooms - with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, flush toilets and powerful showers - and 3 Hillside Suites. The Suites all have the same amenities as the Riverside rooms, but with the added extra of a large living space and a small plunge pool.

Activities at River Sands are tailored to suit each guest, whether its game drives, walking safaris, fishing or boating. Sand rivers can also organise fly camping under mosquito nets on dry river beds with in the reserve - however it is highly recommend that this is booked in advance.

Sand River Selous Bedroom View

Sand Rivers Selous is a seasonal safari camppositioned on a wide curve of the Rufiji River in the heart of the game-rich Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. The camp is located further west than the other properties in the reserve in a slightly quieter area, with direct access to boating safari up to Steiglers Gorge. Sand Rivers offers luxurious accommodation; spectacular views and excellent guiding that will impress the most discerning of travelers.
Sand Rivers Selous provides accommodation in 8 open-fronted, stone and thatch cottages, with 5 Standard Rooms and 3 Suites. The cottages feature en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and powerful showers. The rooms are designed to let in natural light and afford superb vistas over the river. The suites have all the luxuries available in the standard rooms with the added bonus of large living areas and private plunge pools.
The communal areas of this safari camp in Tanzania consist of a spacious, stilted mess set right on the banks of Rufiji with fantastic river views. The structure has a rustic appeal with its combination of white washed stone walls, carved wooden furniture and African decorations. The lounge, bar, dining area and library are situated here. The swimming pool is positioned adjacent to the main mess.
Sand Rivers Selous welcomes children over 8 years old, with a minimum of 12 years on any walking of fly camping activity.This Selous camp is not suitable for very young children as all of the bedrooms and the lounge and dining area have open fronts with a drop down to the Rufiji River.  Parents are cautioned to accompany their children at all times as the camp is not fenced, allowing for wildlife to pass through at any time.

Sand Rivers Selous


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