The Retreat Selous

Luxury Tanzania safari at The Retreat Selous

Discover a sanctuary so unique that it preserves both the natural environment, the culture of the local people and the spiritual needs of its guests, the Retreat Selous, the ultimate luxury Tanzania game lodge. Find this lavish refuge hiding within the enormity of the Selous Game Reserve, the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa. 

Join Voyage2Africa to experience the untamed wilderness of Nyerere National Park, remote, secluded and real. We love the Retreat Selous for its inspiring design that merges with the pristine landscape away from the madding crowds, an intimate affair featuring only 12 tented suites intending to merge with animal life and not intrude on it. 

Make sure you spend several days experiencing the five-star service, excellent food, superb, tented accommodation, a spa to ease any tension and more. Enjoy absolute solitude from other tourists, fewer herds of animals and more tranquillity and time to find the little things in nature that complete the bigger picture. An affordable retreat where the quality of peace in the wilderness supersedes the race to be in a lavish bush lodge to tick off the Big 5. 

Enjoy fresh coffee and muffins at dawn, set off on a game drive and return for a large, cooked breakfast and time to chill in the camp. Evening drives are exhilarating complete with sundowners on a river sandbank as the sun sets and only the hippos and stars as company. 

The Retreat Selous is simply outstanding in terms of quality tents, perfect setting and African bush design. Sit quietly on your private deck and watch the antelope grazing quietly nearby.  Revel in superb dinners beside the campfire, talking about nature and all her beauty and all the funny and profound incidents you witnessed that day. Enjoy a private bath in your private plunge pool at your tented suite and sleep like a baby.



The Selous Retreat is all about the guest. The guest who comes to experience the African wilderness with style and comfort. The guest who wants something extra, something special and something that places them in a league of their own. The Selous Retreat, therefore, offers tailor-made escapes aimed to rejuvenate mind and body in the hugeness of the Selous Game Reserve – choose from Adventure, Awareness, Romance in Africa, and Family Delight, the Spiritual Retreat to really appreciate your safari in Tanzania.

 Learn from passionate and experienced local and international guides trained to take care of your safety and to teach you about the wilderness, its fauna and flora, intricacies and dangers. Enjoy long day hikes tracking wild animals or sleep under the stars in a fly camp. Some people need more than just game drives and bush walks so the Retreat has designed special escapes involving yoga and meditation, spiritual awareness, art and more.  It all goes back to finding harmony in and with nature. 

This Tanzanian safari lodge has combined the importance of local cultural heritage where the buzzwords ‘responsible tourism’ and ‘sustainable tourism’ were practised long ago. The Selous Retreat is conserving wildlife, its habitat, and the communities that have lived in the area for decades. Come and learn about a win-win project and still have fun seeing wild animals and meeting real people.

Amazing Holiday Packages including The Retreat Selous

From $775



  • Morning, afternoon or evening game drives with expert guides
  • Exciting morning or afternoon safari walks with armed rangers and professional guides
  • Morning or afternoon boat jaunts on the Great Ruaha River with guides
  • Try your best to catch Tiger Fish and Catfish
  • Superior birding outing with an informative guide
  • Spa therapies


  • Accommodation
  • All meals or picnics
  • All soft drinks, tea & coffee, house wine (red or white), local beers, one cocktail daily
  • Choice of two activities per day: game drives, walking safaris, boating safaris, fishing off shore or spa treatments
  • Tanzanian host service
  • Return transfers from/to Sumbazi airstrip
  • Free Wi-Fi in The Fort
  • Laundry.

swimming pool area outside the lodge accommodation at Royal Madikwe
that include this property


  • Senses to Africa Spa
  • Bar at the Fort and Hippo Point
  • Dining at the Fort and in the bush
  • Boutique shop
  • Accommodation: luxury tents on raised timber platforms with private decks, outdoor copper baths, king-sized beds
  • 6 Eagle Hill Suites on the hill
  • 3 River Suites on the river bank
  • 1 Lion’s River Suite with plunge pool and extra beds for families
  • 1 Hippo Point private safari house with its own staff


  • The staff manage incredibly well to foresee all needs and create something personal, memorable and fulfilling – there is always someone to assist guests
  • The Eagles Nest rooms offer the most spectacular valley view experience, showing off the space, and the feeling of infinity and the Riverside rooms invite a sensory nature experience
    Choose any 2 adventure or leisure activities daily as you experience the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa, tracking wild animals and birds.
  • Choose a special retreat to suit your needs as you immerse yourself in nature – sit alone at night on your private deck and simply toast the animals that chat all through the night, surviving as they do.

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