Offering an intimate, uninterrupted bush experience, Siwandu is perfect for forgetting all the troubles of the modern world and immersing oneself in unspoilt nature, with just the right amount of bush luxury.

Sheltered in a grove of palms on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, part of the watery byways of the Rufiji River system, Siwandu is perfectly situated to experience fully the breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife of the Nyerere National Park (formerly known as the Selous Game Reserve).

The Park is the largest in Africa, spanning 55,000km² and is four times larger than the Serengeti.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nyerere’s riverine wilderness and diverse habitat creates the perfect environment for a wealth of animals and supports an extraordinary array of vegetation.  Due to the local topography around Siwandu, our location is considered the undisputed prime position for superlative game viewing.

Nyerere has over 2,100 species of plants, in excess of 400 varieties of birds, more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population and over 120,000 buffalos. The Park's 40,000 hippo and 4,000 lion are probably the largest populations on the continent; not to mention the fact that it is home to the planet’s largest population of rare wild dogs. This resplendence gives guests a rare opportunity to glimpse all of these animals in truly unspoilt landscape.


Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s superbly-appointed accommodation ensures maximum privacy and invites you to soak up the sights and sounds of Nyerere. 

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.


The 10 spacious octagonal tents of canvas and secure mosquito netting, topped in thatch, not only allows for constant air-flow, but also enables guests to gaze upon the animals as they saunter past.

Observe them, perhaps whilst reclining on the majestic king-sized bed under the overhead fan, or from the open-air stargazer, solar-heated showers which adjoin the en suite bathrooms.

dining & amenities

Our elevated lounge and dining area, offer panoramic views across the lake as you enjoy a drink from our well-stocked bar or sample our chef's fine cuisine.   

Perhaps you may wish to take a plunge in our shaded pool and recline on the sun lounger for the perfect "armchair safari".


For the ultimate in luxury, privacy and isolation, Siwandu can be booked exclusively in its entirety. This option is perfect for a large group, multi-generational party, photographic group or families with young children.

Booking Siwandu Private Camp allows exclusive use of vehicles and boats as well as its own manager and guides. Create your very own home-away-from-home in the heart of the African bush with your own private swimming pool, lounge, bar and dining area.