- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; Selous Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 12 rooms
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
The Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s oldest and largest Game Reserve, and one of the truly last great wilderness areas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for having more wild dog, elephant, lion, hippo and buffalo than any other game reserve in the World. If you after after that quintessential safari experience - look no further than the Selous.
The camp is surrounded by indigenous vegetation and stunning flora and fauna, a real nature lovers paradise. The tented villas are spread along the river with magnificent views. The large decked area and infinity pool at the heart of the lodge overlooks the rapids of the Great Ruaha River and resident noisy hippos.
Azura Selous is quite simply the most luxurious, comfortable safari accommodation in Southern Tanzania, and the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Azura Selous has just 12 luxurious tented villas, all spread out along the banks of one of the reserve's most scenic rivers, the Great Ruaha.
Each spacious, part-solid, part-tented villa offers guests oversized beds draped with romantic netting, opulent stone bathrooms, and a feature domed entrance. Each of the villas has a lounging deck, plunge pool and outdoor rock showers all with panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape below.
- Air-conditioning (during generator hours)
- Over 100 m² of private villa space
- Oversized bed with romantic netting
- Large stone bathroom with indoor shower
- Outdoor feature 'rock waterfall' shower
- Separate toilet
- Double vanities in bathroom
- Private undercover deck with daybed, table and chairs, sun loungers
- Sparkling plunge pool overlooking the river
- Opportunity for game viewing from your private terrace
Unlike most safari lodges Azura Selous does not group guests together (unless they want to be) for meal times. The concept is that each meal time is a special occasion for you with a relaxed gourmet experience, Azura offers a la carte dining and 3 course lunches and dinners.
If all aspects go well (weather) one should never eat in the same place twice when staying at the lodge. Breakfast in the bush or dining under the African skies by candle light or a romantic meal on the verandah of your villa just as examples.
Menus are based on what is fresh and available, it’s a simple understated affair.
The focal point of the camp consists of a formal dining area, the iconic main infinity pool and surrounding relaxation deck, and lounge, all built at alternating levels benefiting from the welcome breezes.
Shaded by trees the main areas all have a panoramic view over the river and the African wilderness beyond.
Activities and experiences at Azura Selous are all tailor-made.
Game Drive Safaris; All game drives are in spacious tailor-designed 4WD vehicles with open sides and raised seating that is ideal for game viewing. Games drives are best in the morning or at dusk and can be accompanied by a sunrise bush breakfast or sundowner picnic.
Walking Safaris; Walking safaris offer guests the rare chance to get up-close and personal with the 'little five', as well as learn about the relationship between flora and fauna and the medicinal values of the plants that thrive in the reserve.
Birding Safaris; Situated along the riverbanks of the Great Ruaha River means that Azura Selous is an ideal location for viewing endemic, aquatic and migratory birds. The Selous is a spectacular birding destination with over 440 bird species being recorded.
Boating on the Ruaha; Boating safaris are a wonderful way to see the African game from a different perspective. This activity cannot be guaranteed year round as river levels differ per season.
Night Drives;Night drives are an optional extra, and the Selous Game Reserve charges from $100pp for this activity.
Children aged 6 and above are welcome at Azura Selous, and the wildlife paradise offers numerous possibilities for children and families. Where possible the lodge will endeavor to place families on a private game viewing vehicle, or it can be guaranteed for a supplement.
Younger children to eat supper early or in their tented villa, and the chef will happily make a range of children's meals in discussion with you on arrival.
Azura Selous' uniquely African spa menu offers signature treatments based on local ingredients and traditions. These include wonderful foot massages and full body massages helping you relax to the sounds of the bush following your safari adventures.
- Sundowner cruises in the evening
- Guided walking adventures
- Game drives
- Excellent birding
- Lion, leopard and wild dog sightings
- Fish for Tiger Fishes
- Night drives
- Boating Safaris
- Star gazing
Rates on Request
Rates form part of Tanzania Safari itinerary
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season