Siwandu is a tented lodge located in a palm grove on the shores of Lake Nzerakera in the north-east corner of the vast Nyerere National Park.

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 open air central areas, and on nature 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 both land and water based game viewing, and the setting on Lake Nzerakera is very beautiful.


The camp accommodates up to a maximum of around 30 guests in 13 luxurious tented suites which are spread out through the woodlands along the lakeshore. All accommodation tents are identical and are smartly…


The Nyerere 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…


Siwandu accepts children from six years old but the Nyerere 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 Nyerere National Park
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 2 children in camp at any one time)
Activities Game drives (by day) / Boat safaris / Fishing / Guided walks / Pontoon lake lunches
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 13 tents across 2 camps (North: 6 / South: 7)
Family Accommodation Triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed outdoor shower / Bath
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 In rooms
Mobile Reception Limited
Swimming 2 shaded communal pools
Wellness Gym
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX