Situated on the banks of the Ruaha River, the smart but relaxed Amara Selous opened in 2010 and is one of the newer lodges in the Selous Game Reserve. This is the first lodge of the ‘Amara Group’, which states its aim as offering ‘the highest quality and services in bush hospitality’ as it ‘develops a luxury travel collection of tented camps around Tanzania’.
Our view of Amara Selous
When we stayed in September 2012, we found Amara Selous to be a well-run, high-quality lodge with a nice relaxed atmosphere in good surroundings. The chic design and experienced management couple make Amara a high-quality choice, which may suit couples seeking privacy and comfort. However, be aware that the wildlife in this western side of Selous Game Reserve is both less relaxed and less numerous than it is in most areas further east.
Azura Selous Game ReserveStop Press: From June 1st, Amara is to be taken over by Azura who run the very high quality Azura Benguerra in Mozambique. They plan to put time and effort into increasing the standards at the camp - with particular attention to the guiding. If it will be anything like the sister properties, then we're excited to see what "Azura Selous Game Reserve", as it's currently being called, will bring.
Amara is one of the newer lodges in the Selous...