Cradled in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, ten stilted treehouse suites, crafted from local timber and makuti palm fronds, boast a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in cool, leafy surroundings. Each treehouse suite features generous decks suspended above the forest floor and large windows invite the lush forest inside. The classically elegant bedrooms are fitted with contemporary furnishing in neutral colours and textures, overhead fans and billowing mosquito nets. The bathrooms have freestanding baths with a forest view and an outdoor shower.
Due to the regional topography and the proximity to water sources, our activities generally leave after a leisurely breakfast, which leaves more time to explore the reserve before returning for lunch. Early drives can be arranged in camp on request and subject to availability. Evening activities start out after tea under the trees and return for evening drinks around the camp fire. Night drives are not allowed in the Selous. To avoid the heat of the midday sun, game walks are either at dawn or in the early evening.
Selous’ riverine wilderness and diverse habitat creates the perfect environment for a wealth of animals of all shapes and sizes as well as support an extraordinary array of different vegetation types.
Selous has over 2,100 species of plants, in excess of 400 varieties of birds, more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population, over 120,000 buffalos, and the Reserve's 40,000 hippo and 4,000 lion are probably the largest populations on the continent, not to mention it is home to the planet’s largest population of rare wild dogs; giving guests an opportunity to glimpse all of these exotic animals in true unspoilt landscape.
Siwandu is evenly divided into two more intimately sized camps; North Camp and South Camp. Each camp has its own lounge, well stocked bar and dining area, and each has its own kitchen where our chefs produce fine cuisine. All meals are complimented by a good wine selection. No movement between camps is required as each has its own host, guides, swimming pool, game vehicles and jetty for boat safaris.
Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s superbly appointed
accommodation ensures maximum privacy and every opportunity to soak up
the sights and sounds of Selous. From either of the wooden decked verandas sit
with a cup of tea at sunrise watching the bush come to life, or relax with a gin
and tonic as the bush blushes under sunset.