Siwandu is located in the heart of Nyerere national park, occupying an enviable location of the shores of the tranquil Lake Nzerakera.
The property is split into two smaller camps either side of the mess area, with the tents spread out along the lake shore to make the most of the views. Each camp has its own staff and runs as an individual unit. The octagonal tents are incredibly spacious and airy, complete with private verandah and open-air shower.
A stay at Siwandu is all about the activities and the diversity of what’s on offfer. This part of Nyerere national park offers exceptional game-viewing and the Siwandu guides are well-versed experts of the local area.
Beyond the regular game-drives, Siwandu also offers fantastic walking safaris for those aged 16 or over. Younger children can embark on guided nature walks within the confines of the property, which is unfenced but patrolled. Furthermore, the boat safaris here are excellent and a sundowner trip on the camp’s pontoon boat is a must.
Siwandu is operated by Selous Safari Company who also run camps in Ruaha National Park and Ras Kutani. They offer exceptional value for money, particularly for those who book far in advance. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend visiting with very young children, but for older children and adults it’s hard to find a more fun and captivating camp in Nyerere national park.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
13 tented suites, split into two camps
Nyerere National Park
Age 6 and above (16 for walking safaris)
Why we love it
“The location, diversity of activities and expert guiding on offer makes Siwandu a firm favourite, particularly for families with older children or groups of adults.”
Mike, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- Excellent location on the shores of Lake Nzerakera
- Intimate property that is split into two camps of 6 and 7
- Pontoon boat sunset cruises
- Walking safaris (age 16 and over)
- Younger children can enjoy guided nature walks
- Open-air showers
- Book four or more tents for a private camp experience