Perched on the edge of a bend in the mighty Rufiji River, this lodge has fantastic views from all of the public areas and also the rooms. Many of the accommodation options in the Selous are tented whereas there is definitely a permanent feel to Sand Rivers which, would suit those not wanting to stay in a tented room. The main building is spacious, open fronted and cool with a lounge and dining area as well as a library and such a lovely swimming pool with views of the river. The deck, overlooking the river, is very pleasant for spending an hour or two, watching the wildlife go about their business.
Sand Rivers Selous has just 8 stone and thatched en-suite 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 have all the above, but also a large living space and a small plunge pool. Activities include walking, boat and vehicle safari and Sand Rivers also offer a ‘back to basics’ fly camping experience for those that want to get even closer to nature, a brilliant experience and very highly recommended. We absolutely love Sand Rivers, particularly suitable for those not wanted to ‘go tented’ but an absolute delight for all who stay here.