Sand River Selous Lodge

Sand River Selous


“Secret Eden” – is the unofficial name for the Selous Game Reserve in the east-African Tanzania. The largest wildlife reserve in Africa encompasses an area of more than 50,000 square kilometres, which include a variety of different habitats.


In 1982 the UNESCO honoured the Selous Reserve by declaring it a World Natural Heritage Site. Allow INTOSOL and its experienced team of travel consultants to introduce you to this world of wonder and spend a memorable holiday in Tanzania!


Of course, read more » a chief ingredient for an unforgettable holiday is an extraordinary accommodation. The Nomad Sand River Lodge sets new standards in the Selous Game Reserve.


A member of the association Classic Safari Camps in Africa, the Nomad Sand River follows the principles of preserving the nature and integrity of Africa, integrating the local population into a sustainable tourism approach.


The Nomad Sand River’s location is picture-perfect: Set on the banks of the idyllic Rufiji River and nestling beneath majestic trees, the tranquil retreat is the perfect destination for all those who value refined luxury and privacy.


Natural materials – stone and quality timber – were used in construction and infuse the style with an authentic flair. However, the true secret of the welcoming ambience lies in the team’s warm-hearted service and hospitality.


A perfect day in the wilderness of Africa concludes with a delicious dinner. Despite the remote location, the Sand River Lodge enjoys an excellent reputation for its gourmet cuisine.


All of the small camp’s guests gather around a rustic, wooden table in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Another spot, where the guests like to gather, is the lounge, which houses a bar – perfect for a drink in a cosy atmosphere.


Of course, you may also decide to bury yourself in a good book or while away a few hours in sweet idleness – indulge in the peace and quiet!


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Picture yourself in a large, cosy four-poster bed, the sounds of the African wilderness gently lulling you to sleep while the starry heavens look down onto your cottage’s typically African high thatched-roof. read more »


The interior of your home away from home is decked out with natural materials like stone and fine wood. It is designed in a welcoming colour scheme centring on warm, friendly hues. Pure bliss for the soul!


Rise in the morning and indulge in the breathtaking view out over the river from the finely appointed bathroom. Having enjoyed a refreshing shower, stroll down to a sumptuous breakfast – a wonderful start into a new, exciting day.


At the Nomad Sand River Lodgem, you have a choice between three different accommodation categories … and it is not an easy choice to make! The five Standard Cottages are airy and suffused with light.


“Tagalala” and “Kipalala” are the lodge’s two suites, which feature even more space and a wonderful plunge pool set into a private viewing deck. A lounge is equipped with spacious sofas looking down onto the slow river – perfect for whiling away a few lazy hours.


The perfect option for couples in love and honeymooners, the brand-new Rhino House features a lounge and open-air dining area, which transforms into a romantic backdrop for a candle-light dinner.


The small, private pool is a refreshing delight on a hot day. Slip out off the water and onto the sundeck to enjoy an equally refreshing drink from the mini bar. The Rhino House includes a guide and 4x4 to go on safari whenever you desire.


Honeymooner will appreciate the fine comforts and solitary location of the Kiba Point Villa. Set at a generous distance from the main lodge, the exquisite unit promises absolute privacy and sophisticated luxuries.


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The Selous Game Reserve owes its name to the Englishman Frederick Courtney Selous. In the Victorian England, the author, adventurer and hunter Frederick Selous became famous with his gripping novels about read more » wild Africa.


The exotic magic that is the fabric of his novels can still be experienced today. Having spent a holiday at the Nomad Sand Rivers, it is highly likely you will have lost your heart to Africa.


Of course, safaris in every form and shape are at the centre of attention where activities are concerned. It is no surprise – the Selous Game Reserve is a home for almost one million animals.


Highly recommendable, the Walking Safari is a four-day adventure that explores even the most remote and inaccessible regions of the park. It is a unique experience and great way to learn about Tanzania’s pristine flora and fauna.


Each day, you set up a Fly Camp on one of the river’s sandbanks. The large and cosy tents feature every essential comfort, despite the wilderness backdrop. A hot shower at the heart of the wilderness …? Not a problem!


A sumptuous breakfast, light lunch and three-course gourmet dinner later and you will be holding your belly, unbelieving that such treats are possible in such a remote setting.


Needless to say that the Nomad Sand River Lodge also offers classic, open all-terrain vehicle game drives.


Alternatively, glide down the gentle Sand River on a romantic cruise or cast a line waiting for a big catch. Those with an interest in birdlife will be delighted to spot the many vociferous and colourful species that inhabit this region so plentifully.


Let your fantasy spread its wings … the Sand River Lodge’s dedicated team welcomes any special requests. Would you care for a picnic in the middle of the bush? It is pleasure for the team to organise such events for you!


Returning to your lodge after an exciting day in the wilderness, the swimming pool invites you to take a splash to cool down … or just settle down with a good book and delicious drink – the sweet life in Tanzania!


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