Sable Mountain Lodge


North of Selous Game Reserve

Accommodation Type

Permanent Lodge

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

Sable Mountain Lodge

Sable Mountain Lodge is a popular choice with us, as it is just outside the northern border of Selous Game Reserve and is a very reasonable price. We know and respect the owners too, and the staff are quite a tight-knit ‘family’ which makes for a particularly friendly atmosphere.

Located on the Beho Beho hills with fantastic views over the lush green forest, this comfortable lodge is just a short drive from the northern reaches of Selous Game Reserve – a park known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery.

After a day of wildlife viewing in Selous by jeep and maybe including a boat safari, or enjoying walking safari near the lodge, there is plenty of opportunity to relax either in the quirky bar or by the freshwater pool overlooking the forest below. This family-owned lodge has a particularly relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and their connections with the local Maasai community make visits to neighbouring villages both sensitive and rewarding.

We generally recommend the slightly more expensive tents for our travellers; being reasonably-priced in the first place we feel it’s worth the little extra.  The lodge is unpretentious but comfortable, and it works well in combination with one of the camps in the Lake Manze area further south in Selous, such as Lake Manze Camp.

Times to Go

Game viewing is at its very best during the dry season from June to October. However other than April and May (when most lodges are closed), Selous offers good wildlife viewing much of the year.

Sable Mountain Lodge highlights

  • Game drives in Selous Game Reserve
  • Guided walks and village visits
  • Lake Tagalala boat safaris
  • Freshwater swimming pool

Sable Mountain Lodge location

Sable Mountain Lodge


  • 14 rooms
  • Open all years except April and May
  • Children 6 years+ are welcome


  • Freshwater (very cold!) swimming pool
  • The ‘Landrover’s Return’ bar


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Boat safaris

Sable Mountain Lodge rooms

The lodge has 8 rustic stone cottages and 5 tented bandas, two of which are slightly larger honeymoon tents.

We tend to recommend the tented rooms.

These have lovely verandahs and are well spaced apart.

All have en-suite shower rooms and beds draped with mosquito netting.

There is also a two-bedroom thatched villa with fantastic views over the forest from the rooftop, ideal for families.

Please note however, that the whole property is on hills so there are lots of steps, making it an inadvisable choice for anyone with walking difficulties.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“The owners have deep-rooted connections with wildlife and landscape conservation as well as local community development. They are strongly connected with elephant conservation and human-wildlife conflict resolution. The welfare of the staff is important to the owners too.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.