Siwandu

Siwandu: Information from the owner

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For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Tented Camp
No. of rooms 10
Last updated 4-Oct-2017

Main description of Siwandu

Siwandu: Facilities

Property facilities Restaurant
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Airport Shuttle (Complimentary), Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours, Animal Encounters, Boat Cruises, River Cruises

Room types at Siwandu

Siwandu Tented Suites

Siwandu Tented Suites

Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s superbly appointed accommodation ensures maximum privacy and every opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of Selous. From either of the wooden decked verandas sit with a cup of tea at sunrise watching the bush come to life, or relax with a gin and tonic as the bush blushes under sunset. The ten spacious octagonal tents of canvas and secure mosquito netting and topped in thatch, not only allows for constant air-flow, but also enables guests to gaze upon the animals as they saunter past. Observe them while reclining on the majestic king sized bed under the overhead fan or from the open-air stargazer, solar-heated showers which adjoin the en suite bathrooms. For that intimate, uninterrupted, bush experience, Siwandu is perfect for forgetting all the troubles of the modern world and immersing oneself in unspoilt nature with just the right amount of bush luxury.

Units at Siwandu

Siwandu Tented Suites

Siwandu Tented Suites

Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s superbly appointed accommodation ensures maximum privacy and every opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of Selous. From either of the wooden decked verandas sit with a cup of tea at sunrise watching the bush come to life, or relax with a gin and tonic as the bush blushes under sunset.

The spacious octagonal tents of canvas and secure mosquito netting and topped in thatch, not only allows for constant air-flow, but also enables guests to gaze upon the animals as they saunter past. Observe them while reclining on the majestic king sized bed under the overhead fan or from the open-air stargazer, solar-heated showers which adjoin the en suite bathrooms.

Siwandu is evenly divided into two more intimately sized camps; North Camp and South Camp. Each camp has its own lounge, well stocked bar and dining area, and each has its own kitchen where our chefs produce fine cuisine. All meals are complimented by a good wine selection. No movement between camps is required as each has its own host, guides, swimming pool, game vehicles and jetty for boat safaris.

For that intimate, uninterrupted, bush experience, Siwandu is perfect for forgetting all the troubles of the modern world and immersing oneself in unspoilt nature with just the right amount of bush luxury.

Activities at Siwandu

Boat Cruises

Boat Cruises

Explore the sinuous waterways of the Rufiji River delta, the largest in East Africa. When the rains have fallen, cruises venture into the river but for the rest of the year Siwandu guests boat on Lake Nzerakera both in sturdy metal boats with covered canopies as well as our glorious pontoon boat, that allows guests the ultimate luxury of dining or sipping a sundowner on the move, while watching animals come down to drink and enjoying the wonderful variety of bird life.

Game Drives

Game Drives

Accompanied by our expert driver guides, travel in our comfortable 4WD open sided vehicles around the Reserve. Our game drives are a shared experience with fellow guests, but Siwandu does offer a private vehicle with a driver guide which is available to book in advance for a daily surcharge.

Game Walks

Game Walks

Walking is a wonderful way to get close to nature and to learn about some of the smaller species and ecosystems in the reserve as well as the flora and fauna. The walk is slow paced, stopping under shade to hear interesting things from your knowledgeable guide. Game Walks are offered to guests aged 16 and over but we do offer Children's Walks within our camp grounds just before afternoon tea.

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