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Sand Rivers Selous, Nomad Tanzania

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Certificate of Excellence
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“fly camping”(38 reviews)
“other guests”(27 reviews)
“hippos and crocs”(20 reviews)
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Public Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Private Balcony
3 Star Hotel
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...
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Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We holidayed here last year and am only now catching up writing reviews - sorry. In summary Sand Rivers is out of this world. We came here after spending a few days in the Ruaha and the luxury of the accommodation was a lovely contrast...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sand River sits on, guess what, a river that in the dry season is quite wide but is bordered by its sand bed which is up to a mile wide. From your lodge you may see Hippos, crocodiles and deer. Taking a boat safari up...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location of camp is very good, on the banks of the Rufiji River. Beautiful sunsets from the lounge area. Nice to have the option of river safari and fishing, for those interested in these activities. Interesting cabins/cottages, but many features, while looking striking and very...More

2  Thank yotikama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 17 year old son and I just spent four glorious nights at Sand Rivers. Michelle, the camp hostess is so very gracious, sincere, happy and helpful. This is my fourth trip to Africa and I have stayed at many safari lodges. The room here...More

1  Thank Danna E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I start? When greeted at the air strip Edward made us feel comfortable right away. He collected us with his colleague and off we went! Cooler of drinks, laughter and our safari experience already began. He pointed out many animals, gave us some...More

1  Thank Touchelle
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Certificate of Excellence
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Airport Transportation
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Multilingual Staff
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US$1,062 - US$1,662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$1,062 - US$1,662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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
29 November 2015|
Response from Serena M | Property representative |
Dear Ronehya, Because of the location of Sand Rivers we only have very limited mobile signal in one area near the swimming pool. We do offer WiFi in our office area however due to the speed, guests are limited to emails... More
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"Closest to the lodge is best"
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"A room closer to the river will have more of a breeze."
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"Rooms and suites are amazing - rooms closer to comunal areas, suites have own plunge pool"
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