An intimate camp with only two tented suites, Hippo Point is a separate satellite camp to The Retreat Selous, which is a larger tented lodge located a short drive away. Set in the remote western Selous Game Reserve and along a stretch of the Ruaha River, these accommodations immerse you in the safari experience, blending big game viewing with holistic spa treatments and spiritual renewal.
Exclusive and personalised, Hippo Point has been designed for privacy-seeking couples, a family or a small group of friends. Complete with a chef, bartender, masseuse and butler, the accommodation is built on raised platforms with the two suites sharing a dining area, lounge and private bar. This makes it ideal as a shared accommodation but since each suite has its own plunge pool, outside bathtub and seating area, a suite can also be private.
It is classic big game country with elephants often seen from camp, and of course there are resident hippos in the river below. Many large predators occur here – lion, crocodile, wild dog and leopard – and the general game viewing is very good. A dedicated guide is on hand to plan your safari experience; you can choose between exploring in a 4X4 or on foot with your expert guide. The lodge also offers boating safaris on the Ruaha River, an excellent dry-season activity to see herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as all-day safaris with a packed lunch.