By air, the Northern Selous is defined by the Rufii River. A mile wide in places, its courses are deeply carved in the soft sandy soil and visible for miles as you approach by light aircraft. Any tracks here are beaten not by the small number of visitors that come to stay, but by the feet of generations of hippos and elephant whose influence has shaped the landscape, at least as much as the river.
And the scenery changes quickly, in a matter of a few miles miombo woodland - home to hartebeest, zebra and herds of buffalo - gives way to wide grassy valleys, strangely reminiscent of English park land; thick stands of doum palms reveal glittering lakes burgeoning with life of all kinds. And sand rivers, literally rivers of dry sand bleached white and littered with the sculptural forms of dead lead wood trees, are one of the most alluring aspects of this area. They are also a magnet to game, drawn to the fresh water that flows beneath the surface.
This area is home to all the major mammal species - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and even the very illusive black rhino.
Rufiji River Camp was redesigned in 2009 to compliment the perfect location on a promontory in the river bank.
Built by local craftsmen, the Camp combines Makuti palm roofs with Selous sourced paving stones and farmed hard woods to create a beautiful and comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy the Selous Game Reserve. The shaded swimming pool is a great way to cool off between safari activitis.
Sheltered in a grove of palms on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, part of the watery byways of the Rufiji River system.
Siwandu is perfectly situated to fully experience the breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife of Selous Game Reserve.
Alternative Accommodation in Selous