The Retreat Selous is a luxury safari destination situated in a most remote corner of the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. The chic safari camp offers breathtaking views from the vantage point of the hill-top fort down towards the banks of the Ruaha River. The spaciously set tented suites have been sensitively constructed to harmonize with the raw habitat, whilst guaranteeing privacy. The decorative interiors are a step away from the traditional colonial style found in many lodges and camps. Instead, and under Swiss management, the owners have carefully blended ethnic elements, bespoke furnishings, African antiques, natural materials, and precious stones - a new sense of comfort and luxury. Striking views and vistas provide guests with a wonderful direct window into the wilderness and wildlife - an integral part of the master plan - as well as the expansive distance between each suite. The atmospheric main house, The Fort, memorizes on the finding of an ancient military observation point from the first World War and draws upon the influences of the great East African market, when traditional ‘dhows’ transported – also during the same time - supplies, textiles, furniture and decorative elements from Asia, Arabia and various coastal African countries.
The Retreat Selous: Located in the far NW Corner of the Game Reserve
On a beautiful bend of the Ruaha River.
Fly into the Sumbazi airstrip, followed by a 4km game drive transfer to The Retreat.
The Fort, the main building of The Retreat, is set up on a hill offering uniquely stunning views and cool breezes.
Open vehicles set an atmosphere for adventure.
Arriving at The Fort for check in, you will notice a stunning collection of African artifacts.Arriving at The Fort for check in, you will notice a stunning collection of African artifacts.
Enjoy a swim, lunch and rest before setting out on an evening game drive.Six rooms on the hill and four rooms on the water, in addition to the private Hippo Point, allow for plenty of choice and utmost privacy.
Signature silk mosquito nets with the stars abovebringing the outdoors in!
En suite bathrooms with waterfall showers and Moroccan bath linnens.
River suites feature plunge pools, perfect for romance and relaxation.
It doesnt get more romantic than the Love Nest!
In addition to river game such as hippo, crocs and fantastic bird life, the elephantpopulation here is fantastic.
Sundowners and dinner by the river, watching hippo come out to graze. Enjoy the night sky and fresh air as you dine!
Walking in this area, along the river, is a must! Armed guides interpret the bush underfoot. And coming in 2011, canoeing on the river! Of course, make time to enjoy day in the spa on the waters edge.
2011 Incentive: With minimum 3 night stay in River Suites or Hippo Point, well cover airfrom Dar or Arusha. Valid through December 19th 2011. Email welcome (at) retreat-africa.com for more information and to inquire.