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SAND RIVER SELOUS

Selous Game Reserve Is An Area Of Unspoiled Wilderness, More Than 55,000 Square Kilometers In Extent. Plan And Book The Experts In Tanzania – AfricanMecca Safaris

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OVERVIEW ON SAND RIVER SELOUS IN TANZANIA

Set on a branch of the Rufiji River, not far from the scenic Beho Beho Hills, “Maji Moto” hot sulfur springs and the grave of Frederick Courtney Selous, the soldier and adventurer after whom the reserve was named, Sand River Selous offers an individually tailored African safari experience to lovers of wilderness and high adventure. “Maji Moto” simply means “hot water” in Kiswahili, so the name recurs in other volcanic regions of Tanzania. Sand River Selous is a fabulous wilderness lodge built on one of Richard Bonham’s favored camp sites in the wilds of Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. Richard, son of Kenya’s pioneer game warden spent many years leading portered safaris through Selous, and was convinced that the Sand River location was the most beautiful site he had ever found. Eventually Sand River Camp was built to realize his dream of sharing his love for the area with the discerning visitors, and today benefiting AfricanMecca guests on holiday in Tanzania with maximal wildlife experiences. Selous Game Reserve is an area of unspoiled wilderness more than 55,000 square kilometers in extent, of which the Northern strip of interconnected rivers, internal deltas and oxbow lakes form a perfect environment in which to enjoy unique opportunities for bush activities including boating, fishing and superlative birding not possible in more popular and highly regulated National Parks in Tanzania. It is a magnificent sanctuary for vast herds of thousands of elephant, buffalo and many species of ungulates, assorted antelopes, cheeky monkeys and prides of lions, not to mention African wild or painted dogs and over 350 species of birds. Reached by air and vigorously on road from Dar Es Salaam, it offers a luxurious, relaxing environment laced with high adventure, making your Selous trip the highlight of a lifetime.
SAND RIVER SELOUS ACCOMMODATION
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SAND RIVER SELOUS ACCOMMODATION

8 quiet and comfortable stone-built thatched cottages and suites on decks overlooking the stately Rufiji River, providing a fantastic remote base from which to view the abundant wildlife of the area.

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SAFARI & TOUR AT SAND RIVER SELOUS

An average of two special tour activities from walks, boats and drives can be included each day on your Tanzanian safari between relaxing intervals in camp enjoying the swimming pool and the view.

DINING & CUISINE AT SAND RIVER SELOUS
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DINING & CUISINE AT SAND RIVER SELOUS

A hearty breakfast follows a morning wildlife safari. You can choose muesli, fruit, newly baked bread, cheese, toast, and jam and honey preserves, or you can opt for the cooked English breakfast.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
    Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
  • We have just recently returned from our trip to Tanzania. Our last stop was at the Retreat in Selous. The arrangements made by AfricanMecca were spot on. Our thanks to the AfricanMecca team and Raza for a most exceptional trip!
    Warren & Sharon Hanselman - California, United States
  • Dear Altaf, We had a really remarkable time in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Our favorite was Mivumo River Lodge in Selous. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we will never forget it. Thanks to everyone at AfricanMecca Safaris for making our trip so special!
    Rachel Flynn & Family - California, United States
  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • We had an absolutely unforgettable time. Both our guides were outstanding with so much knowledge. At Selous Game Reserve, we found a group of wild dogs cooling off near a pool of water. The safari was everything we had hoped for.
    Gunnar and Liz Kristiansen - Ontario, Canada
  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
    Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
    Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Conservation Photographers, Authors & Wildlife Documentary Producers - USA

SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR SAND RIVER SELOUS IN SELOUS TANZANIA

When staying at Sand River Selous in Selous, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ruaha and Ngorongoro. You may optionally extend out to Western Tanzania, and experience the off-beat wilderness areas of Katavi, Gombe or Mahale ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

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