Siwandu Camp is delightfully situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a massive lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River. There are no fences so animals may wander freely through the camp and often do. Hippos moving through the camp are a nightly occurence and some of Selous elephant frequently meander between the tents. The African sound of whooping hyenas and bellowing hippos is a constant background medley throughout the night.
The camp offers an exceptionally large array of activities to choose from be it by boat, vehicle or foot, and the guides will personally tailor all activities to suit the guest so that they get the most out of the reserve in the time they have available.
The camp as a whole is comprised of 2 separate camps, North (6 tents) and South (7 tents). In this way, there is never the feeling of having too many people around. Each camp has its own swimming pool, well stocked bar and dining area, and each has its own well supplied kitchen where our chefs produce the finest cuisine. All meals are complimented by a good wine selection.
All the spacious safari tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and wonderful views. Each tent is en-suite, and sits atop its own raised timber platform with 2 large verandahs on either side where you can sit with a cup of tea in the morning watching the bush come to life at sunrise, or nursing a gin and tonic as the bush gets ready for the night at sunset.
For that intimate, quiet, wild feeling, Siwandu Camp is perfect for forgetting all the troubles of the modern world and immersing ones self in nature with just the right amount of luxury in a very remote wild location.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Selous Concession Fees (pppn)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
GBP 71 USD 89 ZAR 1,271 EUR 79
per person per night
All meals; tea/coffee; basic laundry; airstrip transfers; 2 shared activities per day; and Concession/Entry fees/Conservation fees are included.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on game walks.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Siwandu Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Selous Game Reserve
Spend 3 nights in a superbly appointed lodge which offers every opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of the Selous Game Reserve, before flying back to civilisation - yet just 25 km south of Dar you will find a slice of pure paradise, where you will stay for 7 idyllic nights.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Selous Game Reserve and Swahili Coast.
If you're looking to explore the seldom-visited corners of Southern Tanzania and stay at 5* luxury, and in addition minimise the number of flights, then staying on mainland Tanzania for the safari and the beach is the answer. From the unspoilt natural wilderness of the camps at Selous and Ruaha to the charming cottages and suites which overlook the Indian Ocean at Ras Kutani, these 3 camps naturally create a wonderful complementary itinerary to ensure you have a memorable African journey.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park and Swahili Coast.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Siwandu Camp Location
General Information For Guests
All rooms are fitted with a small safe which can be programmed by the guest. They also have mosquito netting. Power in camp is 240 VAC powered by solar panels and generator. In each tent there is lighting, overhead fan and 3 wall sockets (British 3-pin) - one socket can be used for hair dryers and high consumption electrical items and the other will supply 24 hour electricity to charge camera and laptop batteries.
The camp consists of the dining area with panoramic views across the lake, a well stocked bar, swimming pool and wooden-decked verandas.
In the camp there is minimal mobile phone signal (AIRTEL is the best network) but no Wi-Fi. There is a laptop with internet connection in the reception area for guest usage free of charge.
Final room accounts are payable in US Dollars, Tanzanian Shillings, Euros and Pounds Sterling. Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express) are accepted but a 5% surcharge is applicable. Please be aware US Dollars will only be accepted if they are post-issue 2006.
Guests will be collected by car at Siwandu Airstrip, which is a 5 minutes drive from the camp. Approximate flight time from Dar es Salaam is 45 minutes.
Activities available at Siwandu include game drives, game walks and boat cruises.
All activities have first aid kits and radios as standard and on the water, life jackets are available for adults and compulsory for small children. For your safety, on game walks, as well as the armed qualified walking guide there is an armed askari/guard.
Private vehicles are available for prebooking (additional cost on request) which includes an expert driver guide. A group of 6 guests in Siwandu will automatically be allocated a private vehicle.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on game walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a game walk remains with the guide and camp manager.
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