Sand Rivers is a haven of natural luxury within the vast Selous wilderness. Stunningly situated on the banks of the Rufiji River, it has been designed in an expansive open style to take advantage of the wonderful setting and extensive views.
The cottages are constructed from local wood and stone, each open-fronted and with comfortable en-suite bathrooms. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and scenically-varied parts of the Selous, ranging from gorges to open-plains, swamps, sand rivers & lakes. Walks are filled with discovery - explore the network of seasonal sand rivers and pause along the way to enjoy the numerous spectacular lakes. The river is a fisherman's delight, made all the more exciting by the ever-present chance to hook a legendary fighting Tiger Fish.
Overnight fly camping is a speciality at Sand Rivers, offering the opportunity to experience a night 'out in the open', in especially adapted mosquito nets under the African night sky.
Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, walking safaris with armed guides, boat trips on the river, fishing, fly camping. Great concentrations of hippos & crocodile. Lots of elephant & buffalo. Resident pack of wild dog seen on game drives and walks. Good leopard and lion in the early mornings. Pangolin have been seen quite regularly. Northern Carmine Bee-eater (from late Oct), Honey Buzzards, Pels Fishing Owl, African Hobby Falcon, African Broadbill, Vanga or Black and White Shrike Flycatcher, Bat Hawk, a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons.