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 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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Mr & Mrs Bee-eater from Dorset
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sand Rivers Camp review

Our visit to Sand Rivers lasted four nights which included one night fly camping. We stayed in the Rhino Lodge which is slightly away from the main building and I believe one of their most recent rooms. It was amazing. The Rhino Lodge consisted of three large open areas, the lounge complete with plunge pool and relaxing area, the large bedroom and a bathroom with a good open shower. All open roooms had a fantastic view of the river and surrounding country and were very clean.


Our hosts, Rob and Storm made us feel very welcome. On arrival we were asked if we had any dietary preferences and given a detailed overview of the lodge and the facilities. We were introduced to Lawrence, our safari guide for the 4 days that we were with them.

The quality of the food was outstanding although we were surprised to find that there was no choice. However it would appear that this is the norm for all the places we stayed at during our trip. This lack of choice was not a problem as we always enjoyed what Rob created.

Lawrence was a wonderful guide and we very much enjoyed our jeep, river and walking adventures. The highlight of our trip was spending a long time with a young make leopard and the elephant which joined us during our New Years Eve supper. We spent one night fly camping and we would definitely recommend this although it did mean that we missed one of our nights in the Rhino lodge which was a shame. Having spoken to people who did the fly camping a Beho Beho, although not so sophisticated I would recommend Sand Rivers for a closer to nature experience.


In summary, this was an outstanding start to our safari. The game viewing was great and we rarely saw another jeep or human being. The location of Sand Rivers was amazing and the quality and cleanliness of the accomodation was outstanding. The food and the hospitality again was of a very high quality. We have some very fond memories of Sand Rivers.

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Ms. S - Sweden
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sand Rivers Camp is a beautiful lodge

Excellent Lodge with fantastic food

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Mr P - Horsmonden
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hippos

Fantastic renovation.

New couple setltling in who tend to try a bit too hard and need to settle in a bit, but a really comfortable stay.

Too many food courses with nuts - at one point everything seemed to have them in!

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