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Sand Rivers Camp

From: $1,125.00

Sand Rivers Camp lies on the banks of the Rufiji River and has 5 standard rooms and 3 suites all with incredible views. Game drives, boating excursions, fishing and hikes all through diverse terrain make this a unique camp from which to enjoy Africa.


Sand Rivers Camp

Selous Game Reserve

Closed April and May

Located in one of the more remote areas of Selous, Sand Rivers Camp lies at the mile wide point of the Rufiji River. The river is lined with sand banks and shadowed by rocky outcrops at various points in Stiegler’s Gorge making the location fantastically diverse and interesting. The camp’s history is long standing as one of the very best safari camps in all of Africa.

The main guest area is a large but fairly simple thatched roof structure directly on the rivers banks and has extraordinary views. The whitewashed walls are quite chic looking but the rest of the décor is functional yet intimate. Comfortable chairs and couches, African art and a small library. The adjacent dining area can be set up for communal or individual dining.

Set slightly apart from this is a swimming pool with sun loungers and Wi-Fi, staff will serve you drinks with a ready smile. Game drives, boating excursions and fishing make up the core of the activities.

Safari Suites

There are 5 standard rooms set on the banks of the river to either side of the main guest area. All the rooms are completely open at the front to enjoy the views from the deck while the bed is draped in a mosquito net at night. There is a couch on the deck and the en-suite bathroom is separated by a low stone wall. Two of these rooms are linked by a raised deck so quite suitable as a family room.

3 suites are set apart and sit higher up the slope, these are much larger with a separate lounge area and private plunge pool at each.

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Combine this with some beach relaxation at Fanjove Island, Greystoke Mahale or Namiri Plains Camp.

Discover more about the critical importance of Selous Game Reserve.

How to get there

Fly In

Fly in to Dar Es Salaams’ Julius Nyerere International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Egypt Airlines or Turkish Airlines.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto a light aircraft for your 1 hour flight to Kiba airstrip. Here you will be met by a guide for the 20 minute drive to camp.

For assistance on your arrival in Tanzania, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Boat trips
  • Bush picnics
  • Cook out breakfasts
  • Sundowners
  • Hot springs trips
  • Fishing
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Laundry
  • Tourism Development Levy


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Park fees’
  • Fly camping reserve fees’

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