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The Retreat Selous

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Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

excellent place, excellent service and excellent food. we can only recommend !! you should absolutely not miss the boat trip, hippos everywhere !! Very stylish place to be. We spent there 2 nights, so relaxing, the best time in Selous.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have spent two nights at the end of January. Thanks to the personal staff group,guide/driver, butler and room staff, we have had a dreamy vacation of luxury in the middle of bush. Our Kiboko Villa was located just in front of the river with private pool. We are awaken by the greeting of Hipos who have just retured back... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What a fantastic place to spend Christmas! We loved the Retreat! We spent three days and nights there, full of animal watching, fishing, game driving, walking safaris, mixed with fantastic meals at wonderful settings. The staff was nice and did everything they could to meet our expectations and wishes.

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Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in this paradise feeling really spoiled by the friendly staff. Jabir and his team are doing their best to surprise you in every place and at every moment. The design is amazing respecting 150% the environment. We will come back during the dry season for sure. Maua and MArtin

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RetreatSelous, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Thank you Maua and Martin for your kind comment. It has been a real pleasure to host you at The Retreat and we already look forward to welcome you again, soon! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a quiet and peaceful way to enjoy Africa's bush- and The Retreat was the perfect place to do such. Don't come here if you want loud music, brash service or nonstop activities- do if you want to experience the bush and it's majesty through thoughtful and respectful experiences. The early morning game drives... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We choose The Retreat in the Selous Game Reserve as it is a bush location with much fewer visitors than savannah properties, so the game would be in their natural habitat, and also as it allowed us to easily combine the bush and beach (Essque Zalu Hotel, Zanzibar). We were dropped off at the third and last air strip on... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Worderfull place, worderfull staff, wonderfull food. We spend the best 3 days of our life, everything was perfect, we saw all the animals. Special mention the general manager Kobi, the guide Ceasar and the mitic Pius. The best real african safari that you can have

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

And again we had another memorable stay at The Retreat! We were pampered from the moment we arrived till we left. Nothing was too much for the superb staff. Our drivers were great and did their enormous best to show us many animals. Thanks to them we saw the leopard which is rare to see in the reserve. The meals... More 

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RTMC, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Thank you Elke for visiting The Retreat for the second time. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit as much as the first time. Also great that you finally saw some leopards! We look forward to your next visit! Best regards from the whole team! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We spent 5 nights at The Retreat which was the most amazing place. It was made so special by the lovely staff who couldn't do enough for us. We were met at the airstrip by our driver and a ranger and given refreshing pink soda and tasty breakfast bites. At the main fort we were welcomed and introduced to all... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just came back from our honeymoon. The Retreat is really the greatest place I've ever been. The view from our room with a huge terrace was magnificent. The rooms and the whole Retreat were extremely clean. They have a very good and oh so friendly staff. They were so caring. It was like heaven. Also a big thank you to... More 

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