Siwandu Camp enjoys a great location in Nyerere National Park, with fantastic views over Lake Nzerakera.
Siwandu is split up into two camps, both of which have a private and peaceful atmosphere. They each have their own communal areas in which guests can dine and relax while looking out over the lake, perhaps spotting some game coming down to the water to drink. The large tents are spacious, cool and stylish, boasting great views of the lake, where elephant and giraffe are regular visitors.
This is one of our favourite camps in Tanzania. It's evident that a lot of thought has been put into making the camp very comfortable, ensuring that everyone’s stay is enjoyable. On top of this, the activities are well organised, food superb and the location is very pretty, making the camp an excellent base for exploring Nyerere National Park and its abundant wildlife.
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Each of the camp's spacious tents is raised on wooden decks under high thatched roofs, offering a high level of comfort and privacy. Inside, not a detail has been overlooked, with large beds, wardrobes and fans included in every tent. The en suite bathrooms have hot outdoor showers, basins and flush toilets, while spacious verandas are furnished with comfortable chairs — perfect for relaxing in on lazy afternoons. As the camp isn't fenced, you'll often see antelope grazing on the site's grounds and walking along the pathways in front of you, making you feel truly at one with nature.
Siwandu has an idyllic setting on the fringes of Lake Nzerakera. The camp's two large thatch bomas are raised up on stilts, providing spectacular views across the water.
Food and drink
Breakfast includes a continental buffet, with the option to order hot breakfast. Private dinners are served by candlelight in the boma. The food here is very good, with traditional Swahili cuisine served a few nights a week.
Children over the age of six are welcome at Siwandu, although only two children can be booked into the camp at a time and they must be supervised at all times. The camp offers special children’s walks as an extra activity.
Facilities and activities
There are plenty of well organised activities available from Siwandu. Half and full day game drives on open 4x4s are led by professional guides, while guided walking safaris are a great way to learn about tracking some of the larger animals. Walking safaris also allow you to take more time to notice the smaller creatures that you can often overlook on a game drive. The boat trips offered in small boats are a delight; particularly for bird enthusiasts. If you want to try your hand at fishing, a guide will take you out on a boat to spend a couple of hours on the lake. Other facilities on site include a swimming pool and a laundry service.
Tour ideas in Nyerere National Park
Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Siwandu as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Nyerere National Park and nearby places
- Mikumi National Park 70 miles away
- Southern Tanzania 117 miles away
- Bagamoyo 101 miles away
- Dar es Salaam 99 miles away
- Saadani 123 miles away
- Songo Songo Archipelago 113 miles away
- Tanzania's Swahili Coast 160 miles away
- Ruaha National Park 237 miles away
- Tarangire National Park 292 miles away
- Arusha 314 miles away