The retreat selous lodge is a 5 star luxury accommodation found in the remote areas in the northern part of Tanzania’s selous game reserve. The lodge is in heart of the remote bush lands and on the bank of the great river Ruaha. The lodge is located approximately 114km from the centre of Selous game reserve, operated and owned by the retreat collections that run best accommodations across Tanzania. The lodge is approximately 5-6 hours’ drive from Dar-el-salam and it takes a full day drive from Arusha city, it is perfect for flights when one is from arusha taking approximately 2-3 hours flight /dar-es salaam flight takes a hour to the close sumbazi  airstrip then few minutes to drive to the camp.

Th retreat Selous lodge consists of 12 luxury and comfortable en-suite tented units overlooking the great views of the river and wilderness reflecting local building style with comfort.

The retreat selous lodge
The retreat selous lodge

Tents are well decorated, elevated on a raised   wooden platform and furnished with en-suite facilities of Clean flushing toilet, bathroom with hot and cold running  sowers , solar energy available, beds wrapped with mosquito nets, slippers , free toiletries,  Satellites , air conditioning , white duvets, coffee making facilities  , towels and bathrobes , complementary bottled water to mention but a few . Tents have roof top terraces and large sitting area you relax while overlooking the spectacular view over the River, wildlife along the banks of the river and surrounding areas. TENTs are equipped with excellent clean and washed beddings with queen and king sized poster beds.  Tents vary in different sizes with single beds for individuals, double bed/ twins for sharing and family tent for group.  The camp has cracking fireplaces where guests can relax and share stories and experience of the safari r not only that it also provides warmth to the guests during cold days.

Selous River camp offers   different services and facilities which include.;

A  dining area that serve different meals both continental and local cuisine that meets guest’s appetite. They serve English breakfast, picnic lunch under the shades of acacia trees and diners served by Friendly, welcoming and organized staff with skilled chef. You can have meals in any place of your choice either in the bush or at the camp overlooking the beautiful views of the park and lake . They serve bush dinners overlooking the stars in the sky and morning breakfast enjoying the morning sunrises.

A well- stocked bar with a variety of drinks both local and international, you sip any drink of your choice overlooking the spectacular views over the endless Serengeti plains, wildlife roaming around the camp and surrounding areas,

A blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon, You relax in water especially after gam drives overlooking the wildlife roaming around the river and surrounding landscape.

Services include; Lodge offers a laundry and house -keeping services, Airport transfers and pickups since the camp is close to the airstrips, ample parking space offered, Spa and massage that will calm you body.

Wifi internet hotspot  available at the lodge that enables   guests to keep in contact with their families and friends.

Activities to do while  at the lodge;  game drive that will give you a chance to see wide range of Animals , boat cruise , nature walks in the park, sport fishing , birding /bird watching ,walking night safaris.

The retreat selous lodge
The retreat selous lodge

Selous game reserve is  Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve  situated in the  protected areas in South Eastern Part of Tanzania Region along the safari circuit.  The park was designed by UNESCO world heritage site in 1982 due to its wildlife diversity and nature. It is well known as Nyerere national park covering a total area of 50,000 km squared perfect for travelers exclusive and wildlife safari experience and best destination for birdlife.  The best time to visit selous game reserve is during the dry season from June to October when game clusters around the waterhole.   The park harbors largest concentration of elephants of 110,000 , 40,000 Hippos , 25,000 Impalas, 35,000 zebras, 4,000 lions over 150,000 buffaloes and other wildlife species that includes; cheetahs, Giraffes,  hunting dogs,  black rhinos  and many more and over 440 species of birds like; lagoons, sandbanks , grey breasted  spur fowl,  Kori bustard, secretary birds and many more  which enables more tourists to visit the park and stay for along time.  its 83$  to enter the park. There are more activities to do while in the park and at the lodge  which include;  Game drive in the park which enables  you to spot different animals,  nature walks in the park, Camping , walking  safaris,  Boat safaris along River Rufij where you will spot wide range of Hippos, crocodiles etc, cultural visits in the  molka villages,  Bird watching/ birding since the park has a lot of bird species ,  traditional dances,   see wild beast migration, etc.  The park has different accommodations that suits each traveller which include; Budget /cheap , mid- range / moderate  and luxury accommodations  perfect for travellers visiting selous game rseserve.

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