Wow, what a wonderful stay at Siwandu, it far far exceeded my expectations.
All the activities were absolutely tremendous, we done the boat safari first as a nice way of easing ourselves into camp life and we see plenty of crocs and hippos & an abundance of different birds.
The safari walk was terrific, learning about different things (trees, plants etc etc) & our guide Mtambo was excellent, it was a real joy walking about on the plains of Africa unhindered & we was so fortunate to see 2 bull Elephants having a playful fight & tusking up to each other. We also saw Giraffe & Buffalo, really really great. Lovely surprises aswell.
Our road Safari's were absolutely out of this world. Our guide was Allen, he was fantastic, he spotted so much & helped us understand better about all these creatures great & small. We had Lions & Elephants so close to us, watched Giraffes drinking from the lake & it was all magical, I feel I could sit here typing this and cry about it now, it was that good. Thank you so much Allen, you're a star.
Waking up on the mornings to tea & coffee being delivered & seeing Elephants so close by & then a giraffe sleeping with its head against a tree, incredible.
On our last morning, just sitting there on the verandah, this lone beautiful bull Elephant came out of the trees in front of us & didn't bat an eyelid at us, just carried on in that serene fashion that they do. I'm sure he came to say goodbye !
The food in camp was first class, really enjoyable, well done to the Chef & the team, brilliant.
All the staff were great & I'd just like to say a big thank you to the Maasai for the security & knowledge they have, you have my total respect.
All in all then, great place, great things to do & if you're thinking about going there then take it from me, think no more, just go, you won't regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siwandu is delightfully situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a massive lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River. All safari tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and wonderful views. Blending in superbly with its natural surroundings in what is considered the prime wildlife area of the Selous Game Reserve, with incredible game viewing including the rare African Wild Dog. Offering a range of activities from 4WD game drives, dawn game walks and boating cruises. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Selous Safari Camp Hotel Selous Game Reserve
- Siwandu Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve