Located in southern Tanzania, in the Selous Game Reserve, on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, next to Rufji river, and recently refurbished, Siwandu is a largish eco-luxury camp set in an extremely ecologically diverse habitat.
A canvas, wood and thatch build, Siwandu consists of 2 shared areas – North and South – and 13 luxury sleeping tents. With 6 sleeping tents catered for in North, and 7 in South, the 2 wings are well balanced, and the shared areas are almost identical. Each includes a lounge, dining room, library, bar, swimming pool and decking. Slightly smaller, North does not possess a shop. Closer to the water, South is on stilts. Open sided, steep thatched roofs, the main lodges are spacious, airy and beautifully designed – polished floors, deep set sofas / armchairs, well chosen artifacts. The food at Siwandu – buffet or dining, outside or in – is fantastic, the style European and African, and the service is excellent.
Raised on wooden platforms, protected and cooled by thatched roofs, all 13 sleeping tents are identical. Uncluttered and well thought through, each possesses an elegantly constructed double bed, space to dress and sit in, a verandah and bathroom. Characterised by locally made furniture – bench seats, side tables, loungers – and by hand-woven carpets, dark polished floors, Asiatic soft furnishings, the interior design is simple and chic. The bathrooms are separated by a simple canvas hanging, possess a twin sink, antique fittings and flush toilet, and lead out to an outdoor showering area.
Activities at Siwandu include game drives, boat safaris, bird viewing, guided walks, fly camping and sundowners.
Please note that North Camp can be booked exclusively on behalf of a group numbering between 6 to 8 people.