Open: Siwandu is open from June till mid-March.
Location: Siwandu is on the banks of Lake Nzerakera in Selous Game Reserve. There is an airstrip just 10 minutes’ drive from the camp.
Rooms: There are 13 luxury tents in the main camp, and additional tents in the private camp. The main camp is spilt into smaller units, north camp with 7 tents and south camp with 6 tents. All tents in the main camp are on wooden platforms and have a large double bed, bedside tables and lamps, a sofa and writing desk. There is 24-hour power and power points where you can charge batteries. The en-suite bathrooms have twin brass basins and there is a separate outdoor shower area. There are verandas to the front and rear of the tents with chairs.
Activities: Siwandu offers morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, motor boat rides on the river and game walks with a professional guide and a national park ranger. This is a good area for bird watching, with over 300 species. Fishing is offered subject to conditions and needs to be paid for locally. Fly camping can be arranged subject to weather conditions and needs to be booked in advance.
Facilities: The camp has a lounge with large sofas and a wildlife reference library, a bar and a dining area, all overlooking the lake. There is a swimming pool and sundeck with day beds and towels.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables indoors in the main thatched lapa and outdoors by the campfire.
Children: Children over the age of 6 are welcome, although there are no special facilities for children. A maximum of 3 children are allowed in camp at any one time. The camp is unfenced and animals do wander through, so children must be kept under surveillance at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access, to be paid for locally.
Spend time in two of Tanzania's finest but less-visited game reserves followed by several days at a gorgeous coastal lodge on the Indian Ocean.
"Really good place - good wildlife and superb management "