Hidden on the remote northern end of Tanzania’s vast Selous Game Reserve lies The Retreat Selous. Renowned for its luxury and tranquility, this secluded lodge aims to provide a soulful African safari experience, centered around an appreciation of the unique ecosystem of the wildlife sanctuary on which it is sited. The Retreat offers a variety of opulent suites, furnished with great attention to detail. Many natural materials are used throughout, ensuring ambience and a serene harmony with the surrounding environment. Everything at The Retreat Selous aims to be of the highest standard – delectable cuisine, pristine accommodation, a variety of activities and luxurious pampering.
The rare design of the main area, The Fort, is inspired by ancient East African trading routes and hosts a restaurant, bar and large infinity pool overlooking the reserve. Guests can choose to overnight in The Love Nest – a romantic open tree house overlooking the Ruaha River. Whichever accommodation option one chooses, at The Retreat Selous visitors are given the unique experience of being at one with nature, whilst in the lap of luxury.
Activities are not fixed, but suited to the individual needs of visitors whether it is game viewing or optimal relaxation and rejuvenation. Daily guided exploration of game are done on foot, road or boat and among the animals to be seen here are buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, antelope as well as a plethora of bird species. Passionate guides aim to give visitors a special experience and understanding of the unique wilderness surrounding The Retreat.
The Retreat also offers opportunity for adventure – such as an exciting plush overnight camp out under the starry African sky. And the Star Bar gives a beautiful vantage point of the reserve, making it an ideal place to unwind, enjoy a refreshing drink or sundowner whilst appreciating the breathtaking surrounds. At the professional Senses to Africa Spa one can enjoy a range of invigorating and relaxing treatments.
With its secluded setting The Retreat Selous is a truly individual location for a special African safari combining both tranquility and adventure.
- Eco Friendly
- Meal on Request
- Airport Shuttles
- Chauffer Service
- Laundry Service
- Room Service
- Room Service (24 hours)
- Big 5
- Bird Watching
- Catch-and-release Fishing
- Game Drives
- Game Viewing
- Game Walks
Located close to main house, facing either sunrise or sunset. Min. 100m2, 6,5 m high, 3 side walls with strong mosquito netting & canvas panels. King-size bed and handmade fabrics for linen. Inside bathroom with toilet and rainshower, outside bath.
Situated on river bank (160 m2) with private sundeck, sunbed and plunge pool. 6,5 m high, 3 side walls with strong mosquito netting & canvas panels. King-size bed and handmade fabrics for linen. Inside bathroom with toilet and rainshower, outside bath.
(220 m2) with big suite, private dining area, private sundeck and plunge pool and small suite with outside bathroom
used either as a children accommodation or as a lounge for i.e. honeymooners.
Hippo point: 2 km away from the main area for exclusive use, self contained with private cook, butler, guide, restaurant, bar, infinity pool and 2 river suites with sundecks and plunge pools.