Location: Sand Rivers is located in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve, set on a wide curve of the great Rufiji River.

Accommodation: Sand Rivers boasts eight bush deluxe en suite rooms with big sofas and plunge pools, each one an open-air cottage of timber and thatch, wide and sun-drenched at the front looking way out over the river, soft and shadowy at the rear for essential heat retreat. For those looking for more privacy The Rhino House, perched away on a hillside, provides the ultimate cover – a hideaway home for two offering total bush bliss, day and night, with dining a deux, plunge pool and many other amenities. And then there is the Kiba Point also under Sand Rivers, a fabulous base for your private Selous safari. This small 8-bed camp (4 rooms) is booked on a totally exclusive basis only; you won’t meet another soul beyond the family or friends you’ve brought with you, and your private lodge staff. It’s the perfect safari house-party, your home away from home, with your own safari guide, four wheel drive vehicles, and boats at your disposal, so you can disappear at will on game drives, expeditions up the river, or barefoot fi shing off a rock. Each cottage bedroom has giant views, wide verandahs, spreading beds, plunge pool and indoor and outdoor shower. The thatched and timber mess area is a broad sweep of sofas, library, dining room and bar that looks out over an infinity pool, into the Selous wilderness.

Facilities & Services: Sand Rivers is small but beautifully formed, with an imposing mess, swimming pool overlooking the river, excellent cooking and careful, “at your-whim” service. Other facilities include boating safaris on the Rufiji River, game drives, walking safaris accompanied by a ranger, a night sleeping out under the stars, or fishing in solitude, barefoot on a river rock. The camp is closed during the rainy season.