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Sand Rivers Selous, Nomad Tanzania

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When Richard Bonham built Sand Rivers, he was offered any area in the Northern Selous. There were good reasons why this site, overlooking the mile wide Rufiji River, was the only place he wanted to be. At the heart of an intricate network of sand river channels, oxbow lakes and open plains, Sand Rivers opens a window on the private lives of Africa's big mammals. Creep up on elephant as they wallow in hidden lakes; drift silently by boat down the river at dusk or sleep out under the stars at night in our unique flycamp. With just eight open-fronted rooms looking out over the Rufiji River, Sand Rivers offers variety, spontaneity and a gradual immersion in a seductively wild part of Southern Tanzania.
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We stayed mid September and Julienne was our host , what a delightful friendly Manager , we did meet Michelle briefly but she seemed a little pre occupied with some Eu pompous N-- on his freebie I own the reserve aptitude trip , his New...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights as part of our honeymoon. It was our first safari and we both fell in love with the whole experience. The lodge itself is beautiful and in such a stunning location looking out over the Rufiji River. Our suite was...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The camp is set in an incredible and most wonderful location overlooking the Rufiji River. Close but not too close to the airstrip, it is a remote camp in Selous. Although our stay was very short, we do wish to thank you all the staff...More

1  Thank Berta1962
Response from Serena M, Guest Relations Manager at Sand Rivers Selous, Nomad TanzaniaResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Jose and Berta, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of your time at Sand Rivers, I am so pleased to hear that you had such a great time with our team. We hope to have you on safari with us again...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Despite being late and missing out on our lunch and afternoon tea on our arrival day the staff met me and Sam, my guide and friend with open arms. I have to point out that there are plenty of lodges in Africa that sadly treats...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Have just returned from 5 nights at Sand Rivers. Edward was our guide and he was so good, extremely informative and a pleasure to be with. The best guide we have ever had. Thanks to Edward, Mr P and the chef, housekeeper and waiter who...More

2  Thank Carol L
Response from Serena M, Guest Relations Manager at Sand Rivers Selous, Nomad TanzaniaResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you Carol, it was such a treat to read your praise of Edward, I will be sure to pass that on to him and i know he will be thrilled. I am so pleased that you went out fly camping, always an enormous highlight,...More

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Response from dhurst | Reviewed this property |
The suites are a ways from the common area and mostly uphill. I would recommend the riverfront rooms
12 January 2018|
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Response from Gondwana_2704 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed 5 nights at Sand Rivers Selous, but I think it was too long by 1 night, but we still loved every second there. There is so much to do there, that 4 nights is great. There are boat cruises up river to the gorge, hot... More
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"Don't sit with Nobheads"
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"Exceptional hospitality"
19 Sep 2018
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"Riverside rooms or suites 1 and 3. Leave suite #2 open for me!!! It is a bit of a uphill walk to suite 2..."
04 Sep 2018
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"Closest to the lodge is best"
11 Jul 2018
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