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Kiba Point

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8/10

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Highlights

- Private lodge
- Ideal for groups and families
- Fantastic Selous game reserve

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Overview

Kiba Point belongs to the Nomad Tanzania portfolio and is a sister property to the nearby Sand Rivers Camp. Accessible only by air, this private lodge occupies a stunning secluded riverside location right in the heart of the Selous game reserve, Southern Tanzania.

The thatched main mess area is surrounded by the swimming pool and pretty gardens. Although Kiba’s location isn’t quite as impressive as that of Sand Rivers, it’s a real thrill to see elephants and other animals wandering around this peaceful and private retreat at such close proximity.

The camp has its own team of guides and guests can enjoy all of the activities offered at the main Sand Rivers Camp, including twice daily game drives, bush walks, motorboat safaris and fly camping. The Selous game reserve is a World Heritage site full of diverse habitats and a host of wildlife making it one of the best places in East Africa to experience a safari.

The accommodation is split into four stone and thatch cottage-style bedrooms that house up to eight guests in total. Each room has its own veranda, private plunge pool and en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, running hot and cold water and flush toilet. The cottages are open fronted to maximise wildlife viewing during the day, and heavy netting can be zipped closed at night if guests wish.

Children from eight years of age are welcome, although for safety reasons, fly camping and walking safaris are only available to those aged twelve years and over. One of the four cottages has adjoining rooms for parents and children to share. Although there are no dedicated facilities for children, they are welcomed here and are free to play in the pool and gardens. However, the location is very wild, and while it’s highly uncommon for animals to approach humans, children must be kept under constant parental supervision.

Kiba Point is a high-end option for travellers looking to find an authentic and exclusive safari experience, with a high level of freedom and flexibility.

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Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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