Sand Rivers Camp

Reviews of Sand Rivers Camp

Excellent(95%) From 43 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 43 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 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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Mr & Mrs honey badger - Herts.
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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The Sand Rivers Camp experience

The camp is in a wonderful position with splendid views over the river. It is a great experience to dine on the balcony looking down to the river below. The accomodation is excellent and the availability of electricity is very welcome after having stayed at a more basic camp. Early morning hot drinks served in your unit is pure luxury.

Would thoroughly recommend doing the game walk where we did view animals close by and concluded with a full breakfast in the bush close to the water. The game drives were enjoyable and usually you had your own personal guide.

Just a couple of minor complaints in that there was no choice of main course for evening meals although stated in your literature. Whilst breakfast and lunch were fully up to standard we found that dinner fell a little short of expectations and this view was also held by other guests we found during discussions.

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Mr & Mrs C from Nottingham
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sand Rivers- ultimate luxury

In the heart of Africa you don't expect to be greeted by the Australian husband and wife managers - Steve and Lynn. They were great fun and a mine of information. We had a particularly nice surprise when we found we had been upgraded into a suite, which was just ultimate luxury, with our own lounge area, pool, 7 ft. bed, and inside and outside cascade showers, all overlooking the stunning Rufiji River.

Again good food with dinner in different locations each night, pre- dinner drinks in the presence of the resident bush babies. Game drives took us through varied landscapes and vegetation, and bush breakfast, cooked over a camp fire, overlooking the lake, was unforgettable. The guides tried very hard to find us a leopard and the hunting dogs, but we were unlucky. However, we did not go home disappointed we saw loads of other wonderful game, and we understand that it's all down to luck.

A truly memorable experience.

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Mr & Mrs McC of Lothian
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Best holiday ever at Sand Rivers

A very well run camp which gives a feeling that you really matter. Your itinery is completely controlled by you and the staff make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Accommodation was outstanding and the housekeeping ets was first class.

Guiding was first class with the guides demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the area's flara and fauna. I had the feeling that every guest felt that their guide was excellent.

Could make more of the fishing potential but I believe that steps are being taken to do this.

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The White Rhino family - Surrey
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The White Rhino family - Surrey
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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sands river selous

Great location, wonderful room and staff.Saw a leopard, had vervet monkeys in our bedroom and a Elephant eating a bush feet away from our bathroom at 2 am!. Stayed 5 nights, 4 is probably ample to do everything here- top trip here?? trip down the river too the gorge, which is stunning.

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Mr & Mrs Bee-eater from Dorset
Arrived on: 31-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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