Sand Rivers Camp

Reviews of Sand Rivers Camp

Excellent(95%) From 39 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 39 of our travellers who have visited Sand Rivers Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs S - Barnstable
Arrived on: 27-Jan-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Paradise

Way, way beyond our wildest expectations.......

We had the top Guide, Masaa, which made the whole experiance a sensation.

Lynn and Steve, being the perfect hosts, made he whole experience run like clockwork

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Ms O - London
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nature and luxury at Sand Rivers Camp

What a wonderful balance of laid-back luxury and game viewing. We had a superb guide who kept conjuring up lions and elephants - amongst much other game.

Highlights included a walking safari where we came (reasonably) close to a herd of elephants; a beautiful boat trip amongst crocodiles and hippos; and a stunning game drive amidst giraffes and a host of storks and weaver birds.

Menatime the hospitality and food here was second to none.

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Mr C & Ms B - Honeymooners from London
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Sand Rivers experience

Wonderful location, the staff were excellent as was the food! Plenty of safari options during our 4 days there and we would really recommend the fly camping experience. We saw plenty of wildlife and it was always just us watching, there were not loads of other Land Rovers suddenly appearing.

The knowledge of our guide Edson was superb and he went out of his way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. The rooms were very comfortable and had fabulous views overlooking the river where we could listen to and watch plenty of hippos. The management and staff at Sand Rivers were also very friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Highly recommended.

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Mr & Mrs M - London
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Sand Rivers Camp review

The team at camp (Lynne, Steve and Sarah) and our guide (Anafi) were all excellent and very relaxed. The situation of the camp is stunning.

The food was delicious and there was a great mix of being able to spend time both by ourselves and join other guests.

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Mr K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Messing about in boats

After the heat and dryness of Ruaha it was nice to be next to the water and what a fantastic location. This is a special place and should be on anyones list of camps to visit in Tanzania. There is a relaxed atmosphere and the staff really make you feel wanted. The advantage of being here are the water activities, the fishing is good the boat trips enjoyable (even being hit by a hippo did not take the shine off the trip).

Are there any negatives, well yes just one, the roads are unbelievably rough, over rocky outcrops most of the time, but this is a minor inconvienance for the beauty of the place and the variety of the wildlife, esp the birds.

Put it on your list of places to visit.

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Mr & Mrs W - Andover
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 5 nights
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What a lot of lions!

Our flight to Sands River was diverted to Beho Beho because of problems with the air strip, but it turned out to be a bonus because Edson our guide had located a pride of lions devouring a zebra which he took us to see on the way to the lodge - it was a great introduction to the Sands River Area. T

he different environments, lakes, river, bush and marsh ensure a great variety of birds and animals and Sands River provide a great variety of ways to see and enjoy them which are really well organised. Won't say too much it will spoil the surprise!. Edson was a great guide, excellent driver, boatman and spotter who greatly added to our enjoyment of the holiday and kept us safe.

Drifting through the Stigler gorge was lovely - so peaceful - it would be a great shame if this part of the river trip was stopped - hopefully Sands River can come to some arrangement with their neighbours.

Early morning tea and coffee was a nice touch, especially if you were having a late breakfast.

If you go into the hot springs make sure you drink as soon as you come out otherwise you may feel a bit queer.

In summary Sands River is a great place difficult to sum up in words - much more effective than wrinkle cream!!!

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Mr and Mrs B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Sand Rivers Camp review

thank you lynn and steve and staff fora great experience. you thought of everything.

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Mr & Mrs B from London
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Sand Rivers Camp review

Excellent guide. A big plus to have your own guide. Great swimming pool.

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Mr & Mrs R from Middlesex
Arrived on: 16-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing Sand Rivers Camp

This was a fabulous experience with very friendly staff and interesting guests.

We are pleased we went to a different part of the Selous as the terrain was quite different. Unfortunately, the trip between the Impala Camp and Sand Rivers was very long taking about five hours, as a bridge had collapsed and we had to go the long way round.

Again, we had the same guide, Edson, throughout our stay and his vast knowledge was amazing, although we did have a little difficulty in understanding him sometimes. It took us a while to realise what a "lilac breasted lola" was!

As there were only a few other guests, there was never any feeling of over crowding and we both liked the fact in both camps the lay out of our bedroom facilities meant we were never aware of any one else.

The food was excellent and beautifully presented but it would have been nice to have a flannel, or something simlar, to wipe our hands with when we had a bush breakfast.

Our hosts, Lynne and Steve were delightful and as previously mentioned, it was nicer dining with other guests. Our final dinner was a surprise beach barbeque.

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Mr & Mrs E from Letchworth
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sand Rivers Camp review

Superb location, comfortable accommodation, food was no better than Impala, so we considered it generally overpriced.

Lack of hot water was a bit annoying at what is supposed to be a luxury camp. Shortage of game on the drives meant travelling a long way to see animals, but the birds were plentiful around nearby lakes.

The river trips were very interesting as was the one walk which we had and the guides were very professional.

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