Our safari started in Dar es Salaam, where we stayed one night pre-safari at the Hyatt Regency. The next day the adventure began, as we flew from Dar to Selous Siwandu Airstrip via Coastal Aviation.
After a quick transfer and briefing, we were settled into our lovely tent on the serene shore of Lake Nzerakera at Siwandu Camp for four nights. The setting was absolutely peaceful – impala quietly grazed outside our tent daily, with a view of the lake as the backdrop and sounds of countless fish eagle that cued in. The service and food were equally fantastic, with wake-up teas and coffees, bush breakfasts set on a table in scenic spots, lake-view lunches back at camp, and private-tabled candlelit dinners set under the stars near the campfire.