Situated on the banks of the Ruaha River, the smart but relaxed Azura Selous opened in 2010 under a different name 'Amara Selous' and is one of the newer lodges in the Selous Game Reserve. The lodge was 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. Their aim is to offer 'the highest quality and services in bush hospitality' as it 'develops a luxury travel collection of tented camps around Tanzania'. If it is be anything like its sister property, then we're excited to see what Azura Selous will bring.
Our view of Azura Selous
When we stayed in June 2015, we found Azura Selous to be an exceptionally well-run, high-quality lodge with a nice relaxed atmosphere in good surroundings. There were a few aspects which we felt were looking a bit tired, such as the canvas on the tent and the boats, but we were told these were being replaced shortly after our visit. It would be a great option for honeymooners or couples, who want a luxury lodge, with great service, and are happy to accept that the game-viewing is not as easy as in some of the other areas.
Azura Selous: Traveller ratings
The small and relaxed Azura Selous is set on the bank of the Ruaha River.