Selous may be Africa’s largest game reserve and the second oldest in the world yet it maintains an exclusive air that means your vehicle will often be the only one at a game sightings. Selous is the size of Switzerland and has low visitor numbers throughout the year, making it a desirable destination for safari aficionados.
Safari lovers will also appreciate the 12 deluxe tents of Azura Selous, which is located on the banks of the Great Ruaha River, overlooking rapids and a pod of resident hippos. While the setting may be ‘uncivilised’, the accommodation certainly is not: all suites have air conditioning, outside showers, decks with private plunge pools and spectacular views of the river. After a day of game drives, walking safaris, boating or birding – look out for palm-nut vultures, rock praticoles and golden pipits – place yourself in the capable and relaxing hands of the Azura African Spa therapists.
Guests at Azura Selous have the option of dining alone or communally, and the twice-weekly bush barbecues are lit by lanterns under the twinkling night sky. For those who want to explore all that darkness has to offer, there are optional game drives to view nocturnal wildlife. Children over six are very welcome and all guides are trained in age-appropriate activities like tracking, spoor identification, walks in the concession and general bushcraft.