This is the Africa that you have been dreaming of, away from the crowds of northern Tanzania where you will enjoy undisturbed game viewing with only a handful of other tourists. People come here for the variety of game viewing experiences, this is classic authentic Africa at its very best.
Azure Selous Highlights
If you are looking for an authentic African Tanzanian safari that is stylish, personal and filled with lots of wow factor then Azura Selous is exactly what you are looking for. There is nothing like Azura Selous in terms of style or concept in southern Tanzania, the Selous really is the best kept secret waiting to be discovered. The design of the lodge offers wow factor on every level. There is a stunning infinity pool overlooking the river rapids at our uniquely designed main camp area, and our 12 air conditioned tented villas offer every creature comfort as well as opulent stone bathrooms and private plunge pools.
Our guests love our location which feels like a private concession as you are unlikely to see another car during your entire stay. The whole beauty of being 4 / 5 hours drive away from the other Selous lodges gives Azura Selous a competitive advantage to offer guests a truly authentic and special safari experience.
Expert guides take you on varied and exciting game drives where you experience magical moments with the Selous wildlife, what makes your stay extra special is that you won’t be sharing these game experiences with other game vehicles, just you.Above and beyond the game drives, we offer wonderful walking safaris, fishing activities, spa treatments and all our dining is private to ensure your stay is intimate and personal.
The Africa that you have been dreaming of awaits you at Azura Selous.
- The 12 tented villas have differing animal themes and all have plunge pools overlooking the river rapids, relaxation in the bush doesn’t get any better than this!
- Being part stone and part tented, linked with a large reception area designed to mimic a huge termite mound, our unique tented villas give you the best of both worlds, and have all the luxuries you can imagine for your bush stay. Importantly you feel like you are close to nature offering you the feel of a real safari adventure.
- The villas are air-conditioned and offer over 90sqm of inside space. The tented bedrooms are large and offer very comfortable custom made beds
- .Large opulent stone bathrooms give you all the comforts you could need and also come with wonderful inside and outside showers where you can shower under the elements in privacy.
There is plenty of space for rest, relaxation and privacy. Going to sleep and waking up with the animal and bird noises and regular hippo snorts is truly very magical and special.
Azure Selous Game Viewing and Activities
Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania is one of Africa's true hidden gems and one of the wildest conservation areas consisting of an unbelievable 55,000 sq km. The Rufiji River is the largest river in East Africa and offers an abundance of wildlife and is home to over 1,000,000 large animals and over half of Tanzania's elephant population. One of the main attractions is the river itself offering one of the largest crocodile and hippo populations in Africa and an abundance of fish and some of the best water birding in the world.
All game drives are in custom made 4 x 4 vehicles that have open sides and raised seating, ideal for comfortable game viewing and photography. The cars either hold 6 people or 4 people so the whole experience of coming to stay with us is a very intimate one. Being situated along the riverbanks of the Great Ruaha River means that Azura Selous is an ideal location for viewing endemic, aquatic and migratory birds. Fishing is another activity at Azura Selous, the fast flowing Great Ruaha is home to many species of fish, including the Electric Catfish and sought after Tiger Fish
Accompanied by highly trained and professional guides, 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. A highly educational and uniquely enlightening experience, walking safaris follow the tracks, sights, smells and sounds of animals big and small into the wilds of Africa.
Aside from the adventures of being in the world’s largest game reserve and spending time on game drives and walking safaris, guests can relax and unwind with a number of wonderful spa treatments.
Siwandu is set in a beautiful forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera next to the Great Rufiji River in one of the most scenic parts of the Selous. The camp offers magnificent natural surroundings and offers the highest concentration of African wildlife and birdlife.
Sand River Camp
Set along the banks of the Rufiji River is Sand Rivers Selous Camp. An open-fronted camp on decks overlooking the Rufiji River. Each cottage has a large en-suite. The main lounge and dining area are situated right on the river and a pool situated just off the lounge area.
Lake Manze Camp
Lake Manze Camp is a small tented safari camp situated on the banks of Lake Manze. It is a rustic and traditional bush camp with basic yet comfortable accommodation and private verandahs offering views over the beautiful plains of Selous.