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Kiba Point Properties

Kiba Point
4 airy cottages

Kiba Point is the fabulous new base for your private Selous safari with family or friends. This small camp is booked on an totally exclusive basis only, including all game drives, walking safaris, boating, birding and fishing trips. it offers the chance to commune only with nature; you won’t meet another soul beyond the friends or family you’ve brought with you, and your private lodge staff. Four big, airy cottages, made of stone and thatch, are raised up on platforms above the river line. The interiors are cool and elegant; huge beds with softly draped mosquito nets, planters chairs and sun-beds for chilling out. The bathrooms are spacious and open; with hot and cold running water, flush toilets, and an indoor and outdoor 'rock' shower. There are plunge pools for every room and a large swimming pool at the main mess. The mess/dining area spoils you with plump sofas, a library of books, your own bar, and lots of space to make your own. The food is fantastic, and the drinks are always cold. Though it may be hard to drag yourself away from this intensely beautiful arena, by way of gentle persuasion you’ll have your own safari guide and four wheel drives and boats at your disposal to disappear at will on game drives, expeditions up the river, barefoot fishing. That's if you even want to leave this private paradise, it very quickly becomes your bush home away from home. And then again, if it’s all too much, you might decide to give it up completely for a night’s fly-camping, with bedrolls and lanterns under a trillion stars.
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania


June-October & December-March

The best months for travelling to Tanzania are June through the end of October and then December through the end of March. July, August and September, are the busiest times along with the Christmas holidays as this is when school holidays fall. If you prefer to travel when the game is still superb but it is not so busy then the following months are recommended: June, September, October, November, February, March, April and May.
Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Boating, Birding & Fishing Trips.

It's not what you see, it's how you see it. In the Selous, game viewing takes on a very different, and exciting pace. Whether its game drives, walking safaris, fishing, boating, or a combination of all of these, it never disappoints, and there is always something thrilling to see. The Rufiji River provides an utterly unique view of life in the Selous. Upstream from the lodge, the river narrows into a deep ravine called Steiglerīs Gorge. The steep sides are thick with lush forest, and huge boulders where leopards are often seen, and monkeys leap through the treetops. Meander your way slowly through this amazing place. Downstream of the lodge the river is wide and expansive with vast tracts of sandy banks, and elephants and giraffe are often seen at the waters edge. For the more adventurous, fly-camping at Sand Rivers Selous offers the outdoor experience of a lifetime, and is one of the most raved about things to do. Mosquito net tents are set up on sandbanks, or near to a busy waterhole. Simple yet fully equipped, these small camps have comfortable bedrolls to curl up in, a short drop toilet and bucket shower just behind, great food, and ice cold drinks; it's the perfect combination of intrepid adventure and bush comfort. Of course, you might just choose to stay in the lodge itself, and loll by the pool, play games in the mess with an iced cocktail in hand, read books on your own veranda; we wouldn't blame you in the slightest.
Local Info

For sheer drama, the Selous Game Reserve is hard to beat. It's home to such a Noah's ark of wildlife that it's been made a World Heritage Site, and this huge reserve, at a massive 50,000 square kilometres, has given over 1000 square kilometres in the north, to wildlife and safaris. It is the second largest protected wilderness area in the world. It also forms part of the Selous - Niassa eco-system, which covers 155,000 square kilometres across southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique. In the Selous, thick Miombo forests give way to grassy flood plains and skeletons of leadwood trees. The river, in the northern part, changes course constantly, creating oxbow lakes fringed with palms, and the sand rivers after which the lodge was named. Surrounded by such diverse landscapes, unique to this northern area of the reserve, Sand Rivers lies in close proximity to Steigler's Gorge, Lake Tagalala and the Beho Beho hot springs.
Owners & Hosts

Rob & Storm Mason have recently taken over the running of Sand Rivers Selous. Both hail from South Africa, where Rob qualified as a horticulturalist, starting his own landscaping company and purchasing an agricultural farm. His involvement in the upgrade of several South African hotels and lodges, also sparked a serious addiction to cooking (luckily for us at Sand Rivers). Storm, born in Cape Town, had a career in PR and advertising, before she made a chance visit to the Kruger National Park...and met Rob shortly thereafter. Both changed her life, and together they have since made a career of living and working in wilderness areas. Their spirit, enthusiasm, love of nature and sheer enjoyment of what they do have made them fabulous hosts at Sand Rivers, and they look forward to welcoming you.
Kiba Point is the fabulous new base for your private Selous safari with family or friends. This small camp is booked on an totally exclusive basis only, including all game drives, walking safaris, boating, birding and fishing trips.
Kiba Point offers the chance to commune only with nature; you won't meet another soul beyond the friends or family you've brought with you, and your private lodge staff. Four big, airy cottages, made of stone and thatch, are raised up on platforms above the river line. The interiors are cool and elegant; huge beds with softly draped mosquito nets, planters chairs and sun-beds for chilling out. Though it may be hard to drag yourself away from this intensely beautiful arena, by way of gentle persuasion you'll have your own safari guide and four wheel drives and boats at your disposal to disappear at will on game drives, expeditions up the river, barefoot fishing.

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