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Siwandu Camp

A great camp that offers good value for money

Excellent Five stars from 25 votes
Siwandu Camp
Siwandu Camp

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The first of the camps catering to the top end of the market, Siwandu Camp (formerly Selous Safari Camp) offers great value for money and is ideal for those that want this level of luxury and service but without the price tag. Comparatively, it arguably doesn't live up to the safari standards of somewhere like Beho Beho, or the visual beauty of Sand Rivers, but this is definitely in the running!


Set just back from the banks of the Rufiji, Siwandu Camp is a luxury tented camp that offers great value for money and is definitely the real deal as far as the game and overall experience is concerned. The area that it is in, the Siwandu region, is known for its good game and, in particular, leopard sightings. On top of this, they have access to a good section of the Rufiji, which allows clients the opportunity to go out onto the river to have a look at hippo and elephant.


Made up of the Siwandu main camp (9 tents) and Siwandu Private Camp (with a further 4) there are quite a few options on offer in the Siwandu Camp. The tents themselves are vast and feature flush loos and brass fittings throughout and, with their design being such that, once you are inside it is all enclosed, it means that you don't have to worry about the midnight dash!

The main areas are similarly well thought out with the main restaurant and lounge areas being up on stilts, allowing for great views out to the River and beyond. Combined with a friendly group of staff and good guides from the area, Siwandu Camp is certainly one of the top 3 in the park at the moment.


We have a price match guarantee on this property that means, as preferred suppliers, we can guarantee you the best rate available for the property.

Contact us for a quote or call 01525 840 149.

Good location, great tented accommodation, good value

May not suit hardcore safari-heads

Frequently Asked Questions about Siwandu Camp

  • How many rooms are there?

    There are 13 double sized tents all featuring ensuite facilities, starlit showers on a private deck looking out to the lake.
  • Is the camp suitable for honeymooners?

    This is one of our favourite camps for honeymooners. Not only does the camp offer exceptional service and attention to detail, there are many surprises during a stay with candle lit dining and bush breakfasts to make your stay more memorable.
  • Are the park and game viewing activities included in the rates?

    The rates we use include Full Board accommodation, park entry fees and game viewing activities with the exception of walking safaris which incur an additional charge, payable locally.
  • Are the park and game viewing activities included in the rates?

    The rates we use are on an all inclusive basis which includes drinks, laundry, park entry fees and game viewing activities by Landcruiser, flat bottom boat and by foot.
  • Does the property have laundry facilities?

    The camp offers a laundry service in the rates. Normally the camp is able to turn around the same day, depending on the weather.
  • Does the camp comply with sustainable tourism principles?

    The property owners are one of the longest serving members of HAT (the Hotels Association of Tanzania) and, as such, have helped to implement some of the main changes in tourism in Tanzania such as increased minimum wages, carbon neutral energy and waste management. Along with their commitment to the conservation in the southern parks of Tanzania, they are certainly one of the leading companies in Africa.
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