The Retreat Selous - Tanzania

The Retreat offers the most authentic and personalized game viewing experience in Africa’s biggest Game Reserve. Blending seamlessly into its surroundings, this all-suite tented lodge nestles in wild bush by the Great Ruaha River. Three separate units on a small hill, at the river and in a private exclusive camp offer each an infinity pool, bars and restaurants for delicious food. Experience bush dining, and indulge in a treatment at the senses to Africa outdoor spa. Guests discover remote bushland and explore authentic wildlife in their own time and space – on foot, in their private open 4x4 and private guide or by boat.

The Selous Game Reserve is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and at 55,000 sq. km is twice the size of Switzerland and just 200 km south west by air of Dar es Salaam.  It is the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa and is widely accredited as being the most pristine wilderness.

How to get there:
 Sumbazi airstrip, 30 minutes drive from the lodge, is served by several airlines, notably daily scheduled flights (charters also available), from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Ruaha.
From Dar es Salaam, a 70-minute flight is operated comfortably and efficiently by several airlines. The private guide of The Retreat will provide a special meet and greet service at Sumbazi airstrip and transfer the guests to the lodge

 The Retreat offers four different styles of accommodation. Twelve spaciously 100–220 m², more than six meter high tented suites under palm thatched roofs with expansive distance between each suite have been constructed in three independent units to correspond with the surrounding habitat, whilst guaranteeing privacy and romance. The tents are protected by two layers - a strong mosquito net as an inner wall and heavy duty canvas on the outer side. If guests wish to be closer to nature, all tents can be fully opened to the sounds, breeze and full view of the environment.

Each suite has its own private outdoor deck with a stunning signature outdoor antique copper, brass or silver bathtub. Ethnic elements, bespoke furnishings, African antiques, natural materials and precious stones have been blended to create a unique sense of comfort and natural luxury using principles of Feng Shui and the Five Elements in materials and interior design.

The Hippo Point offers the ultimate exclusive private safari lodge experience.  Situated 2 km from the main house, providing total seclusion and privacy, the two large Hippo Point suites are 160m² each and are located either side of a cooling swimming pool.

The Retreat allows guests to totally tailor make their stay by having a choice of two inclusive activities per day:
      ○ Game drives with expert guides                                                                              Line fishing (Tiger Fish and Catfish)

      ○ Escorted boat excursions on the Great Ruaha River                                     Spa treatments

      ○ Escorted safari walks & hikes                                                                                   Special birding excursion by an expert guide

      Nomadic hiking tours                                                                                                 Several days fly camping with nomadic walking (extra charge)

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