What we love about Sand Rivers Selous

It's small and intimate: With only 8 rooms available, the staff can ensure that every guest has a completely unique stay, surprising you with sundowners or a romantic dinner under the stars. Having fewer guests also means that there is no rigid schedule, and the adventures can unfold naturally. 

Diverse landscapes: Not only do you have stunning views of the running river from your room, but you can explore a plethora of surrounding terrains on safari. From lakes to thickets to plains to gorges, the area offers something new for you to explore each day. 

An action-packed getaway: Sand Rivers Selous includes game drives, walking safaris, and boat trips all included in their rates. If that isn't enough, they also offer excursions to Steigler's Gorge, swimming at the nearby hot springs, and a fly camping experience. 

Sand Rivers Selous Camp


Sand Rivers Selous consists of  8 spacious open-fronted cottages that sit on raised concrete platforms.

There are 5 Standard Riverside rooms and 3 Hillside Suites available. The latter has a spacious lounge area and a private plunge pool.

All cottages are fitted with en-suite bathrooms, equipped with flushing toilets and hot showers, and amazing views looking out over the river. 

Sand Rivers Selous Camp

Activities at Sand Rivers Selous

There is an array of activities for you to enjoy at Sand Rivers Selous Camp.

Here are just a few of our favourites: 

  • Game drives with an expert guide
  • Walking safaris to see smaller wildlife up close
  • Boat trips down the river
  • Picnics in the bush 
  • Fishing in the river
  • Trip to the hot springs
Sand Rivers Selous Camp

Fly Camping

An added experience at Sand Rivers Selous, we recommend fly camping to get a fully immersive experience in the wild.

The camps are shared, and you will sleep under the stars in a spacious mosquito net tent.

Behind the camp are the toilets and showers with hot water. 

Whilst fly camping here, enjoy a complimentary full breakfast, light lunch, and three-course candlelit dinner.

Sand Rivers Selous Camp

When to Visit

The camp is closed in April and May.

The best time of year for walking safaris is from June to September, which has warm days and cool nights with good elephants and buffalo. sightings.

Heavy concentrations of game can be spotted around the Ruaha and Mwagusi rivers from October to November when the weather is hot and dry.

Birdlife and calving season with humid weather and showers of rain run from December to March.

Sand Rivers Selous Camp

Ready to plan your African adventure?



We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.



Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.



We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.

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