Siwandu (formerly Selous Safari Camp) is located in the north of the Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania. Recently renovated, to very high standards, Siwandu continues to operate an authentic and elegant permanent tented camp tucked among the palm trees on the banks of the Rufiji River. The camp is designed to blend in with the spectacular natural scenery in what is one of the most photogenic areas of the Selous Game Reserve.
The camp has the prime position at the centre of the unique riverine and Lake Complex, with the highest concentration of African wildlife and myriad birdlife. There are no fences and no artificial modifications to the natural fauna and so animals wander freely through the camp.
The atmosphere at Siwandu is relaxed and yet wonderfully comfortable. With good attention to detail, the camp staff give guests a real sense of being looked after.
Each of the nine safari tents sits atop its own raised timber platform, affording guests an unmatched experience of the African bush.
The spacious tents are luxuriously appointed, with en suite bathrooms and open air hot-water showers. The camp has its own swimming pool, enabling guests to cool off in the heat of the day.
The chefs prepare the finest cuisine from a well-supplied kitchen. Meals are complemented by a good selection of wines and there is a well-stocked bar.
While guests find that game viewing and communing with nature can readily be achieved without moving from the camp itself, the camp offers full opportunities to get out into the bush to explore more of the Selous Game Reserve, its intriguing topography, its fascinating flora and its teeming wildlife.
Open four-wheeled drive vehicles, specially adapted for close-up game viewing, make for exhilarating early morning and evening forays into the surrounding bush. Experts are guides on hand to explain everything from unusual animal behaviour to rare and elusive species of birds and even the life cycle of termites.