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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location along the shore of Lake Nzerakera, really comfortable private suites/tents with full facilities under a thatched roof for shade, exceptional service especially at mealtimes and out on game drives. A wonderful place to stay while exploring the wilderness of the Selous game reserve.

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting your review of Siwandu - we are delighted you chose our camp and loved the experience - come back and see us again soon SSC More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do we begin.....an amazing place which for us was the start of our honeymoon. Emma and George ensure the camp is run to perfection (even assisting with a toothpaste supply that I had forgotten!). The lodges are perfect with every detail thought of and to wake up in the morning overlooking the lake is just incredible. Our personal butler... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you Louise & Richard for sharing your honeymoon experiences with us all - we are thrilled you loved your stay at Siwandu and we look forward to welcoming you back on your anniversary! Karibuni tena na hongera! SSC More 

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Siwandu is a delightfully small camp with only 13 luxurious tents which are well spread out to offer maximum privacy. A particularly attractive feature is the outdoor shower where you can watch giraffe wandering past just over the wall. Each morning we gazed out on our regular visitor group of Impala grazing between our tent and the lake. The staff... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Siwandu! We are thrilled you loved the wilds of Selous as well as our camp, tents, outdoor showers, staff and our glorious game! Come back and see us again soon SSC More 

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended our Tanzania safari experience with a stay at Siwandu. This is a very luxurious camp with great facilities. We were met with a warm welcome from Emma and George. Our tent was just lovely with great views of the lake. Our guide, Kim was very knowledgeable and great fun, we saw a number of animals including the elusive... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to post and share your experiences! Delighted your loved the camp and especially our incredible staff and knowledgable guides! Come back and see us again soon! SSC More 

Arcachon Bay, France
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from our 1st safari holiday, and stayed here for 3 nights. We had no expectations, but could not of had a better safari experience. The accommodation, the game drives, the food, the staff , the location, but most of all the way we were treated. One day we went on a safari walk, where we were... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you Jonathan for taking the time to post your review of Siwandu - we are delighted you loved your stay with us - we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Karibu tena SSC More 

Boulder, Colorado
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170 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Though only about 15% of our game drives occurred on the water, the lake environment became a central focus of our land drives as well. The wildlife viewing around the lake (especially birds) was terrific, and we witnessed two fresh kills by lions (and one where the lions were competing with large crocs for the kill). The accommodations and food... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Siwandu - wonderful to hear you loved your stay and the lakes definitely offer the perfect backdrop but also the main water source in the whole reserve so offers our guests the prime game area in Selous! Delighted you came to visit! Karibuni tena SSC More 

Eastham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A very good camp, excellent Bandas and views of the lake with the odd Giraffes and Elephants meandering past. The camp is well organised although not much time for using the pool if you want to go on all the Safaris. The driver / guides are very knowledgable and we were taken to different areas to see the wildlife. The... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences of your stay at Siwandu - sounds like you really enjoyed the varied game activities we offer and the wildlife. Please come and visit us again SSC More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was our final and best Camp of our 16 day Safari in Tanzania. Thanks to the organisation by our travel agent, Audley Travel. Just before leaving for this trip our agent, Jo MacCrimmon at Audley was requested by one of the camps to change our itinerary, but she said no and we were very grateful for her decision. This... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your wonderfully detailed review of Siwandu - we are delighted you loved the camp, the activities, the wildlife, the tents, our gorgeous staff and the care and surprised they offer our guests - thank you for sharing! Karibuni tena SSC More 

Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I wanted a Safari without the crowds & this is the place. Our tent was like a luxury room with all you need for your stay . The game drives were very good & we either had the Land Rover to ourselves or just one more couple to share with. While travelling around the reserve you did not see many... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Such a wonderful review of our camp, our activities, our staff, our deserted landscapes and our food - we are thrilled you loved your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again Karibuni tena SSC More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lovely camp with really great tented rooms all with fantastic views of the lake. Food was always good and tasty. Siwandu is situated on or close to five lakes and we managed to see all of them. The terrain is very diverse and beautiful and you are unlucky if you see many other trucks in a day. Dula our guide... More 

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Siwandu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to offer a review of Siwandu - we are thrilled you loved the camp but also our wonderful diverse landscapes! Definitely come back and see us next time your in Selous! SSC More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Siwandu is delightfully situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a massive lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River. All safari tents are widely spaced along the lake shore ensuring maximum privacy and wonderful views. Blending in superbly with its natural surroundings in what is considered the prime wildlife area of the Selous Game Reserve, with incredible game viewing including the rare African Wild Dog. Offering a range of activities from 4WD game drives, dawn game walks and boating cruises. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Siwandu

Address: Lake Nzerakera, Tanzania (Formerly Selous Safari Camp)
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Siwandu 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Selous Safari Camp Hotel Selous Game Reserve
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“All of the tents are lovely, we had Mbili north, fab”
 of 5 bubbles lynnjackson1710, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a nice view of the lake (so lots of good wildlife viewing from your tent)”
 of 5 bubbles RonG401, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All Tents overlook the Lake and are private”
 of 5 bubbles IanW322, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tent 3 with views of lake”
 of 5 bubbles craigm528, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tents 3 & 4 great views & equi-distant between pool restaurant & entrance”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisG4102014, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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