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The Retreat is set on a remote stretch of the Ruaha River.
It is a melting pot of Arab, Indian, north African and European influences…
…intricate carvings and attention to detail…
…and rustic natural designs…
...combine with simplistic luxury…
…using the earth's elements to create a peaceful ambiance.
The Retreat is somewhere you can totally relax…
…and soak in the beautiful scenery.
Activities include safari drives in vehicles, safari walks and boat safaris on the Ruaha River.
Shady areas provide respite from the heat of the day…
…in both private and communal areas.
While the infinity pool…
…provides stunning views across the river.
Indulge yourself in the range of spa treatments…
...before watching the sun set over the African plains.
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The Retreat is set on a remote stretch of the Ruaha River.
The Retreat is set on a remote stretch of the Ruaha River.
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It is a melting pot of Arab, Indian, north African and European influences…
It is a melting pot of Arab, Indian, north African and European influences…
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…intricate carvings and attention to detail…
…intricate carvings and attention to detail…
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…and rustic natural designs…
…and rustic natural designs…
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...combine with simplistic luxury…
...combine with simplistic luxury…
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…using the earth's elements to create a peaceful ambiance.
…using the earth's elements to create a peaceful ambiance.
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The Retreat is somewhere you can totally relax…
The Retreat is somewhere you can totally relax…
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…and soak in the beautiful scenery.
…and soak in the beautiful scenery.
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Activities include safari drives in vehicles, safari walks and boat safaris on the Ruaha River.
Activities include safari drives in vehicles, safari walks and boat safaris on the Ruaha River.
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Shady areas provide respite from the heat of the day…
Shady areas provide respite from the heat of the day…
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…in both private and communal areas.
…in both private and communal areas.
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While the infinity pool…
While the infinity pool…
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…provides stunning views across the river.
…provides stunning views across the river.
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Indulge yourself in the range of spa treatments…
Indulge yourself in the range of spa treatments…
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...before watching the sun set over the African plains.
...before watching the sun set over the African plains.

Other lodges in Selous Game Reserve

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Selous Impala Camp

Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp is a comfortable, excellent-value camp with colourful tented rooms raised on platforms, good guiding and tasty food.


96% (279 reviews)
Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze Camp is a rustic, lakeside bushcamp in the Selous Game Reserve that offers a great experience and doesn’t cost the earth.


93% (211 reviews)
Beho Beho

Beho Beho

Beho Beho is one of the best camps we work with in Africa, with gracious hosts, fantastic food and most importantly, excellent guiding.


100% (165 reviews)
Siwandu

Siwandu

Siwandu is a luxurious and smoothly run camp with beautiful rooms offering great views over Lake Nzerakera.


97% (79 reviews)
Sand Rivers Camp

Sand Rivers Camp

The stylishly put together Sand Rivers has an outstanding reputation, with a wonderful location on the Rufiji River and great guides.


96% (68 reviews)
Beho Beho Tree-house

Beho Beho Tree-house

Beho Beho Treehouse is a satellite tree platform for just one couple, managed by Beho Beho and ideal as a one-night honeymoon retreat


97% (34 reviews)
Selous Impala fly-camp

Impala fly-camping

While you're staying at Impala Camp in the Selous Game Reserve, you can enjoy a few nights' fly-camping in the heart of the bush.


92% (32 reviews)
Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp has a lovely location right on the edge of the Rufiji River and while not luxurious, it is one of the lowest-cost camps in the park.


87% (14 reviews)
Sand Rivers fly-camping

Sand Rivers fly-camp

Sand Rivers fly-camping safaris in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve operate out of Sand Rivers Camp, on the Rufiji River.


98% (13 reviews)
Roho ya Selous

Roho ya Selous

Roho ya Selous is a smart tented camp on the west side of lake Nzerakera, close to the park’s best wildlife-viewing areas.


100% (5 reviews)
Beho Beho Bailey's Banda

Beho Beho Bailey's Banda

Bailey's Banda at Beho Beho is a luxurious safari lodge in the Selous which can be booked exclusively for you and your party.


100% (4 reviews)
Sand Rivers walking mobile

Sand Rivers walking

Sand Rivers walking mobile safaris in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve operate out of Sand Rivers Camp, on the Rufiji River.


100% (3 reviews)
Kiba Point

Kiba Point

Kiba Point is the private sister camp of Sand Rivers, available on an exclusive basis, with its own private drivers and staff.


100% (2 reviews)
Rufiji River fly-camping

Rufiji River fly-camp

Fly-camping trips can be organised from Rufiji River Camp in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve


90% (2 reviews)
Sable Mountain Lodge

Sable Mountain Lodge

Sable Mountain is a simple safari lodge just outside Selous's northern boundary, and perfect if you're travelling on a tighter budget.


No reviews yet
Mivumo River Lodge

Mivumo River Lodge

Mivumo River Lodge is Serena's main lodge in the Selous. Although comfortable, the windows and air-conditioning dispel any wilderness feel.


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