Sand Rivers Lodge

Sand River Lodge is the most luxurious option for Selous Game Reserve and stands on a rocky outcrop in the isolated northern sector, with spectacular views over the magnificent Rufiji River. It was built with flair and imagination entirely from local materials and benefits from having a swimming pool in which to cool off after a hot game drive.

There are five standard rooms, and three suites which come with private plunge pools. The rooms are stylish and ultra-comfortable with mosquito nets, safety deposit boxes and a whistle for attention in emergencies.

Facilities at Sand River Lodge include a very good restaurant, bar, lounge and small gift shop selling a variety of local and handmade crafts. The restaurant serves fresh buffet breakfasts and lunches and a three course a la carte menu for dinner. The lodge offers traditional 4×4 safari game drives as well as boat trips and nature walks.

Sand River Lodge has a raised hide overlooking a small wetland which is frequented by a variety of wildlife year round but is particularly productive in the dry season, when there is little other water nearby.

Facilities

Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, craft gift shop, swimming pool, wildlife hide, laundry service, safety deposit box

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

Book a night of fly camping while you are here. Just a mosquito net between you, the African bush and a million stars. An unforgettable experience.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Local Wildlife

The largest African reserve and twice the size of Belgium, Selous is super-wild and home to one of the largest carnivore populations in Africa. There are good numbers of African wild dog, lion, leopard, cheetah, serval, caracal and spotted hyena. Large game such as elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland and kudu are all common and resident. The rare Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable antelope and black rhino also occur in the park but are more rarely seen. The bird count is an impressive 350 species.

Optional Activities

Game drives, boat trips, fly camping and walking safaris.

Number of rooms

8

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

Yes

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Sand Rivers Lodge -7.738616, 38.052795 Sand Rivers LodgeView

The sheer wealth of animals in Serengeti is amazing. We have been on several previous safaris but never seen such vast herds.

Dr J A - Cambridge