Siwandu is a tented lodge located in woodland on the shores of Lake Nzerakera in the north-east corner of the vast Selous Game Reserve.

Siwandu is a high quality tented lodge with spacious and luxurious tented accommodation. The tents are spread apart through the bush and whilst very comfortable and stylish, do allow you to feel close to nature at the same time. Operationally, the camp runs like a boutique hotel, with good food and service, and individual dining. Guests will of course mix and chat in the central areas, and on activities, but due to the size of camp and the dining set up, the camp does not offer a traditionally communal atmosphere. It will therefore suit guests who prefer a little privacy outside of activities. The location of the camp is excellent for game viewing, and the setting on Lake Nzerakera is very beautiful.

ACCOMMODATION

Siwandu is split into two sections, North and South, and accommodates up to a maximum of 26 guests between them. Both camps can be booked exclusively for groups taking a minimum of four tents but otherwise there are six…

AREA & ACTIVITIES

The Selous is Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, covering over 54,600 sq. kms. (almost the size of Ireland). The region is dominated by the Great Ruaha River and Kilombero rivers which join to form the Rufiji, East Africa’s…

Families

Siwandu accepts children from six years old but the Selous is perhaps best for families with slightly older children upwards of 10 years. There are no specific family units though the tents are large enough to accommodate one…

Conservation & community

Siwandu recruit staff from the local community. The camp is powered by solar energy, which also heats the hot water, and lighting is kept low in the evenings to conserve energy and allowing the camp to blend into nature. Drinking…

Location Selous Game Reserve
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Siwandu, then 20 minute drive
Open June to March (across North and South Camps)
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Big game / Birding
Children 6 years + (no more than 3 children in camp at any one time)
Activities Game drives (by day) / Boat safaris / Fishing / Guided walks
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes for limited sightings
Number of Rooms 10 tents across 2 camps (North: 4 / South: 6)
Family Accommodation Triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed outdoor shower
Power for charging Communal / In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Whistle
Wi-Fi Main area
Mobile Reception Limited
Swimming 2 communal pools
Wellness No
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX