Azura Selous Safari Camp
Selous Game Reserve
Azura Selous Safari Camp
Overlooking the rapids of the Great Ruaha River and surrounded by a vast paradise of wild and unspoiled bush, Azura Selous is a remote and luxurious tented lodge offering a unique safari experience. With plenty of space for rest and relaxation, there are just 12 opulent tented villas, a great lounge, exclusive spa treatments, and a stunning infinity pool that overlooks the rapids, where you may spot one of the resident hippos!
The lodge is remote and isolated, evoking a sense of privacy and when fused with the enchanting sounds of the rapids and the bird song, the gracious and welcoming staff and the tranquil setting, it creates an intoxicating ambience - one that is reminiscent of safaris from a bygone era.
Lodge HighlightsWhen to go
All Year Round Price
From $620 pp All Inclusive Highlights
Pristine, Wild and Exclusive Selous Game Reserve Ideal Stay
Minimum 5 Nights
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Stay at Azura Selous Safari Camp
The elegant main camp area has an open-sided lounge adorned with African artefacts. There is lots of space to relax on comfortable sofas where you can enjoy one of the fascinating books that are available to browse. The beautiful infinity pool has stunning views over the river rapids and is a great place to cool off after your safari adventures; there are plenty of loungers and shady areas on the surrounding wooden decking.
Activities at Azura Selous focus on game drives with their expert guides. Selous Game Reserve is among Africa’s largest but least visited wildlife sanctuaries and since the lodge is a good four or five hour drive away from the other Selous lodges, you will not see other game vehicles; this makes for a very intimate and exclusive experience. You can take a driving safari in shared open sided 4 X 4 vehicles, a walking safari or boating safari, and there are also plenty of opportunities for bird watching. Game drives are best taken early in the morning or at dusk because of the hot climate, so can be accompanied by a sunrise bush breakfast or sundowner picnic - a great experience. You can also try your hand at fishing, although this has to be under the supervision of a guide due to the hippo and crocodile inhabiting the Great Ruaha River!
You can unwind after a day of excursions with a variety of wonderful spa treatments; an experience enhanced by the fact that they are given on the deck of your tented villa whilst you admire your stunning surroundings and listen to the real sounds of the local wildlife – no spa music required!
Accommodation at Azura Selous Safari Camp
With only 12 tented villas at Azura Selous, an intimate and secluded atmosphere presides over this opulent camp. Staying in tented villas you really feel that you’re close to nature and have had an authentic safari experience but you do not compromise on luxury. The villas are spacious, with views over the tranquil rapids of the Great Ruaha River. They are beautifully furnished and all feature air conditioning, comfortable king size beds (or twins if you would prefer), fabulous stone bathrooms with double sinks, and both indoor and outdoor showers. Outside you have a fantastic rock plunge pool, and there is a hammock and sun lounger on your private deck; a great place to enjoy some rest and relaxation.
Meal times are always a special and intimate experience; dining is private and you eat in a variety of locations every day. The food at Azura Selous is exceptional with a la carte dining and three course lunches and dinner made from the freshest of ingredients. There is a lovely dining area in the main camp where you can take breakfast and lunch, and the lounge area is the perfect place for an after dinner drink. The lodge takes dining very seriously and aims to make each meal time as special an experience as possible.
Unless you request to sit with other guests, dining is very much a private affair and the staff pride themselves on seating you in a variety of special locations. From breakfast in the bush to dining under the vast African skies by candle-light, it’s sure to be a very memorable occasion.
Experience Azura Selous Safari Camp
Azura Selous sits in one of the most pristine locations in all of Africa, Tanzania’s Selous Game Preserve. This unique resort puts guests in touch with a classic safari experience that is unlike anything available in the more-crowded game preserves of East Africa.
Azura has mastered the art of balancing a nature-dominated safari adventure with a luxury-filled African holiday. The opulent tented villa (there are 12 in total) offer an amazing level of comfort. At the same time, guests will get to witness the preserve’s wildlife up close, sometimes even seeing animals stroll right through the camp grounds.
The highlight of each tented villa is undoubtably the view, which stretches over the Great Ruaha River. You can enjoy the panoramas from a sun lounger on your deck or from your villa's private plunge pool. In the same gaze, you will also often get to see the wildlife of Selous. In addition, each villa has a large stone bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. In total, these spacious air-conditioned villas stretches for over 90 square meters.
Spa services are offered to all guests, who can enjoy a massage or beauty treatment in the privacy of their own villa. The dining experience is also unique at Azura Selous. Meals can be served a la carte in any location you choose. Each host has a flair for making a standard lunch or dinner into a special event that may even turn out to be the highlight of your entire holiday.
Of course, at its heart, Azura Selous is a safari camp. Gueste are presented with a number of different ways to view the wildlife. The Azura’s 4x4 vehicles can take you on an extensive game drive, or one of the resorts guides can lead you on a walking safari. Boating excursions make it possible to view wildlife from the rivers that run through the preserve. Finally, this is one of the premiere birding destinations on earth, and the Azura’s experts can help you see as many species as possible during your stay.
Things to do at Azura Selous Safari Camp
- Game Drives
- Bush Walks
- Sunrise Bush Breakfast
- Boat Safari
- Bird Watching
- Sundowner Picnic
- Spa Treatment
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