Sand Rivers Selous

Sand Rivers is situated in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve which is the second largest protected wilderness area in the world. Sand Rivers offers stylish, luxurious safari accommodation on the banks of the Rufiji River. This comfortable and stylish lodge features an outdoor pool, an open-air dining room, bar and lounge which have been beautifully constructed on a sweeping curve of the great Rufiji River, offering stunning views across the water. Sand Rivers Selous has just 8 stone and thatched cottages, all are open-fronted and raised on decks overlooking the river. There are 5 Riverside rooms – with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, flush toilets and powerful showers – and 3 Hillside Suites. The Suites all have the same amenities as the Riverside rooms, but with the added extra of a large living space and a small plunge pool.Activities at River Sands are tailored to suit each guest, whether its game drives, walking safaris, fishing or boating.  Sand rivers can also organise fly camping under mosquito nets on dry river beds with in the reserve – however it is highly recommend that this is booked in advance. 

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Rooms

Riverfront Rooms

Sand Rivers has five rooms that perch on the edge of the Rufiji River, all open-fronted and en-suite. The rooms are built of stone, wood and thatch. The open nature of the rooms means that you can really feel part of nature, hear, see and smell it. You might get the odd visitor…a squirrel or a monkey or the odd insect. There are spacious, canopied mosquito nets over the beds.The en-suite bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets.

Hillside Suites

Sand Rivers has three great big suites that are set up on the hillside, but still with views towards the Rufiji River. The rooms have an extra sitting area, private plunge pool and all the romance of the bush, with the comfort of a luxury lodge. The rooms are all open-fronted but with canopied mosquito nets over the beds.

Facilities