Sand Rivers Selous




  • Sand Rivers Selous camp is renowned for its elegance and hospitality
  • High service standards yet a relaxed atmosphere
  • Sand Rivers Selous is in a beautiful area of the Selous with dense riverine forests, lakes and swamps laced with water channels
  • Diverse game-viewing by 4x4 vehicle, on foot and by boat
  • Fly camping adventures in Selous Game Reserve

Sand Rivers Selous camp is located in one of the prettiest and most scenically varied parts of the 50,000 square km Selous Game Reserve overlooking the curve of the Rufiji River. An impressive baobab tree shades the swimming pool and the open sided lounge and dining area both have stunning 180 degree river views, so that you can enjoy the river and bush views throughout the day. The camp has a feeling of luxury mixed with a comfortable African ambience: hand carved furniture, stone walls, large comfy sofas and chairs.


Sand Rivers Selous has spacious, open fronted cottages raised on the river banks. There are five Riverside standard rooms and three Hillside suites; all have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and powerful showers. The suites also have their own private plunge pool and lounge area.

Safari Activities

Sand Rivers Selous offers a multitude of game viewing possibilities and other activities in the Selous. Enjoy game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, bush walks, fly-camping at a supplement and fishing. Take boating expeditions on the Rufiji River including up to the impressive Steigler's Gorge which often entail, gourmet picnics & bush lunches.

Other options at Sand Rivers Selous include a relaxing soak in the Tagalala hot springs or spending some time in their hide overlooking the marshy area – great for birders. River trips are usually especially memorable at Sand River Selous heading both upstream to the gorge and downstream to the pods of hippos and crocodiles.


Fly-camping is available at a supplement (to be pre-booked). This normally forms part of a short walking safari. You sleep underneath mosquito nets, equipped with safari bedrolls with sheets and blankets. A dome tent is set behind for changing / storage of kit and as a refuge, in case of rain. A hot bucket shower & short-drop toilet is set up behind the camp and a limited bar is available with cold drinks and ice where practical. Fly-camping at Sand Rivers Selous camp is restricted to a maximum of 2 nights.

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Riverfront Rooms

Sand Rivers has five rooms that perch on the edge of the Rufiji River, all open-fronted and en-suite. The rooms are built of stone, wood and thatch. The open nature of the rooms means that you can really feel part of nature, hear, see and smell it. You might get the odd visitor...a squirrel or a monkey or the odd insect. There are spacious, canopied mosquito nets over the beds.

The en-suite bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.


Hillside Suites

Sand Rivers has three great big suites that are set up on the hillside, but still with views towards the Rufiji River. The rooms have an extra sitting area, private plunge pool and all the romance of the bush, with the comfort of a luxury lodge. The rooms are all open-fronted but with canopied mosquito nets over the beds.



Fully Inclusive of all meals and game activities, non-premium drinks, local airstrip transfers. Laundry.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round