We spent 3 nights at Amara at the beginning of September as part of our safari beach honeymoon booked through Imagine Africa and we were not disappointed with their recommendation. The experience was more than we had hoped for thanks to a combination of the friendly and knowledgeable staff/management, delicious food and of course 5* luxury accommodation and surroundings. We arrived in the Selous Game Reserve on a Coastal Aviation Flight from Dar with 4 other couples and ours was the final stop but Amara were the only lodge to make as big a deal of your arrival with a table set up with a snack and drinks reception. Immediately we knew these guys took it seriously. The "tent" was phenomenal and just what we were looking for. Ample space, huge comfy bed, plunge pool and the outdoor shower. We had a great view of the river from our tent which was home to the hippos. They called all night but we slept right through it because we were so tired from the days' game drives. The management surprised us every night with a twist to dinner (we won't spoil it for you) but if you ever get offered the French onion soup, you must try it! Our guide, Vitus, was very dedicated and put a lot of effort into each game drive as animals in the Selous don't come as easily as the Serengeti. The Amara was perfect for our honeymoon and we were sad to leave the relaxing and peaceful setting even when we arrived at our luxury resort in Zanzibar. Thanks to Peter, Anita and the whole team for an incredible stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden away in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve, Azura Selous merges nature with extravagance to provide lavish comfort and secluded luxury in the middle of the African bush. Come and explore vast expanses of pristine wilderness in Africa's largest game reserve & one of Tanzania's UNESCO World Heritage sites. AWAKEN to a daily symphony of hippo snorts and birdsong. RELISH in moments of treasured serenity as you sip a cocktail & watch the African sun dip beneath the horizon in a lurid display of color. INDULGE in a sensory delight of spectacular wildlife, secluded luxury and ethereal beauty. Azura Selous is the best luxury tented lodge in the Selous, 12 opulent suites all with outside showers and plunge pools overlooking the river - slow African safari's at their very best! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Azura Selous Tanzania/Selous Game Reserve