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Sable Mountain Lodge

spectacular forest & mountain views

Safari Lodge on Selous Nyerere boundary

About sable mountain lodge

This was the second camp to be opened by A Tent with a View. Known for its warm & homely ambience, this lovely lodge was one of just six safari camps in Selous Game Reserve when it opened its doors in 1999 for the new Millennium. Sable was also the very first totally solar-powered safari lodge in Selous. 

Today, the reserve has a new name, Nyerere National Park.  Whilst still keeping things intimate, Sable has eight stone cottages and four beautiful tented rooms with open fronts and stunning views. The two suites, in particular, have the best views in the safari park and are beautifully furnished with lovely stand-alone baths open to the elements. 

The freshwater swimming pool forms part of an ingenious water-recycling system down to a waterhole where wildlife comes to drink. Nothing goes to waste here.

After cooling off in the pool after safari, head to the quirky “Land Rover’s Return” bar for a cold beer or cheeky G&T before heading down to a comfy hideout overlooking a waterhole. Foot safaris are also offered as a lodge activity at dawn with a late breakfast. 

A few minutes’ drive from the camp takes you over the boundary and into the park for some fabulous game drives and boat safaris.  The park is the size of Ireland and the best place to see wild dogs.  Elephant, lion, hyena, leopard, many types of antelope including Kudu, Eland, Sable and impala are just some of the wildlife that make Nyerere national park their home.  The boat safari on Lake Tagalala is full of hippos and crocs.   

Accommodation & Amenities


    Land Rovers Return Pub

   ​4 tented suites

   ​​6 stone cottages

   ​​En-suite accommodation

   ​Private terrace

   ​​Solar-powered lights and hot water

   ​Freshwater swimming pool

   ​Hideout & waterhole


 ​  Open: June - March

   ​Airstrip: ​Matambwe (20 minutes drive)

   ​​4.5 hours from Dar es Salaam

   By car: Dar Es Salaam (7 hours)

   ​Book full board or Game Package


The six stone cottages at Sable are large with makuti thatched roofs and spacious verandas all with fabulous forest and mountain views.
All rooms have en suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and rain showers. 
Beds are super king sized in double rooms or have large twin beds in the twin rooms. 
The rooms each have their own solar panels for lights and hot water. 
The 4 tented suites are raised on large wooden platforms with a timber frame and door with canvas walls. Each room is fully open at the front looking into stunning views. 
Two of the suites have fabulous outdoor bathrooms with bath tub.

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Safaris from the Camp

As well as traditional game drives in our customised Land Rover Defenders in Nyerere National Park, you can also head out on foot from the camp and boat on a fabulous lake full of hippo and crocs when inside the park.  The more famous parks of the north, like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater don’t allow boat and foot safaris.

The variety of safari on offer makes this a great safari holiday option due to the variety of things to do on safari and back at camp.  All safaris can be done from the camp with our guides so if you have booked just full board rather than game package, you can book a safari and pay at the camp.  Unlike the northern parks, you can still be out on game drive all day and not meet another human soul.

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11 days  |  US $4400

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  • 4x4, boat and foot safaris
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  • Off the beaten track safari
  • Zanzibar beach
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Safari and Beach Holidays

Zanzibar and Secret Southern Tanzania safari tour

11 days  |  US $4370

  • 2 safari destinations and 2 beaches
  • Selous Nyerere National park
  • Stay in small and intimate lodges and safari accommodation
  • Saadani National park
  • Zanzibar beach & culture 

Off-The Beaten Track Safari

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10 days  |  US $5355

  • Two safari destinations
  • Selous game reserve
  • Saadani national park
  • Combine car, boat and foot safaris
  • Best place to spot African hunting dogs
  • Safari in open Land Rovers
  • Best of african wildlife

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  • From Kilimanjaro to Selous
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  • Saadani national park
  • Udzungwa mountains bird-watching
  • Selous Nyerere national park


Sable Mountain Lodge is located 5 km west from the Matambwe gate