Location: Tucked into the banks of the Rufiji River, Sand Rivers is one of the most remote and luxurious lodges in the Selous Game Reserve.
Rooms: 8 individually designed thatched cottages with spacious en suite bathrooms with hot running water and solar-powered electricity. The cottages are open-fronted with panoramic views over the Rufiji River.
Situated about a mile away from its sister camp Sand Rivers, Kiba Point has open fronted, spacious stone cottages with individual plunge pools and operates as its own entity, with private driver guides, vehicles and even chefs, making it an ideal base for families or groups of friends travelling together.
Facilities: Within the main lodge there is a large communal area with dining room and bar. Set just up from the riverbank is a swimming pool in the shade of an ancient baobab tree.
Activities: Game drives, walking safaris, boat safaris, fly camping, fishing.
Children: Children over 8 are welcome, but fly camping and walking activities are only available to children aged over 12.
Our Opinion: Built by the legendary guide Richard Bonham in the 1980’s, Sand Rivers’ reputation has been built on walking, the most rewarding way to track wildlife. A mixture of bush walks, boat rides on the mighty Rufiji River and game drives by open 4×4 vehicle will allow you to experience the varied landscapes that make up this unique wilderness area: from riverine forests, miombo woodland, lakes, gorges, marshy wetlands and hot springs, to the evocative, meandering sand rivers after which the lodge is named. Optional fly camping is possible in conjunction with extended bush walks.