Sand River Selous
The specific bend on the river where Sand River Selous is built was carefully chosen by Richard Bonham while he explored the length of the river on foot in the 1980s. Sand River Selous takes this legacy seriously and prides itself on providing the utmost luxury without losing the atmosphere of being in the bush. As they say, experiencing “the best showers you’ll have come across” should not mean sacrificing the sounds of wildlife or disrupting the organic beauty of the land. Throughout the property, the natural environment is considered an architectural element. Instead of paintings in the rooms, guests enjoy stunning panoramic views of the river in their open-front chalets. Rather than turn on a floor lamp, the sun drenches the rooms with natural light. And in the evenings, breezes off the river can easily replace your ceiling fan on cooler nights. The eight stilted stone and thatch-roof chalets are decorated with colors from the landscape—shades of fawn and linen mimic the riverbed, rock, and trees while subtle reds and greens in the main lodge highlight the sunset and foliage. When you have down time enjoy sitting on your stilted deck, lounging in your plunge pool, or taking a cold drink at the bar in the open-air main lodge. When adventure strikes, go for a driving, walking, or boat safari; take a meal en plein air along the sandy riverbank or under a palm; or make it an extended event with a night or two of flycamping.