The Retreat Selous

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
US $1140.00

The Retreat Selous is an all-suite lodge in a remote corner of the vast Selous Game Reserve.

The accommodation is on the banks of the Great Ruaha River. The Lodge is the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa. The main house, known as the Fort, is located on an early military observation point. The Fort features an infinity pool, a variety of relaxation areas, a restaurant and the rooftop bar.

The spacious suites guarantee each guest privacy and romance while offering a unique sense of comfort and pure luxury. Striking views and vistas provide a glimpse into the wilderness and wildlife of the area.

The Selous Lodge offers four varied room types for guests to choose. The Eagle Hill Suites is situated next to the main fort and offer private decks with seating, comfortable king-size beds, silk mosquito nets and en-suite facilities including separate showers.

The River Suites feature large viewing decks, private plunge pools and magnificent river views.

The Lion River Suite offers a large viewing deck a tented seating area which can accommodate additional beds, a private dining room and a plunge pool.

Hippo Point has located 2 km from the main fort, ensuring total seclusion. Two large suites feature sundecks, plunge pools, a private bar, lounge and dining area with a dedicated cook and butler.

The Retreat offers four distinct styles of accommodation.
Twelve spaciously 110–225 m², more than six meters in height.

Tented suites under palm-thatched roofs with the open gap between each suite have been erected in three independent units to match with the surrounding habitat while guaranteeing privacy and romance.

The tents are protected by two layers of mosquito net as an internal wall and awning on the exterior side. If guests wish to be nearer to nature, all tents can be opened to the noises, breeze and full view of the environment.

Each suite has its private alfresco deck with a beautiful signature outdoor old copper &, brass bathtub. Ethnic details, bespoke furnishings, African artefacts, natural materials and precious stones have been blended to create a unique sense of comfort and pure luxury using principles of Feng Shui and the Five Elements in materials and interior design.


The lodge is unique in that it allows guests to choose two general activities per day, from the following:

  • Safari drives in the morning or evening.
  • Escorted safari walks in morning or afternoon with Rangers.
  • Boat trips on the Great Ruaha River - morning or afternoon.
  • Tiger Fish and Catfish fishing.
  • Birding outing with an expert guide.
  • Spa treatments.
  • For a small charge, guests can also spend the night in the Love Nest or our beautiful Fly camp experience.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Mosquito net
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at The Retreat Selous

  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

More Information on The Retreat Selous

FAQs about The Retreat Selous
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at The Retreat Selous are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at The Retreat Selous?
The average per night rate at The Retreat Selous is US $1,140.00 to US $5,070.00.
Where about is The Retreat Selous located?
The Retreat Selous is located at the following location / address: Northern Selous, Selous Game Reserve.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay 4 and pay 3

Enjoy a 4 night stay at the Retreat Selous in Tanzania, and only pay for 3 nights.

The Retreat Selous is an all-suite lodge located in a remote corner of the vast Selous Game Reserve. The accommodation is located on the banks of the Great Ruaha River. The Lodge is located in the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, full board, transfers to and from Sumbazi airstrip, all soft drinks, local beers and a white and red table wine. (additional alcoholic drinks are extra), laundry, 2 activities per day.

Excluded from the rate:

  • daily fees, gratuities, additional activities, boutique sales, emergency evacuations, additional alcoholic drinks

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for 2018 & 2019 (excluding 20 December - 6 January)
  • Subject to availability
  • PLEASE NOTE: Park and concession fees are additional for 4th night - US$ 91 per person.

Bush and Beach Package

The Retreat Selous is a luxurious safari lodge perched on the river in a remote corner of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve. Stay 4 nights in The Retreat's stunning River Suites which reveal unrivalled vistas of the African bush and River Ruaha and enjoy game drives, nature walks, boat trips, fishing or Spa treatments - or opt for our love nest, a fly camping experience or a trip to the lakes - all in your own time and space and experience services to the highest standards, before flying out to Tanzania's South Coast.

On a pristine white sandy beach Villa Nyangumi awaits you for relaxation and chilling: water, wind, nature, luxury,
comfort, privacy and fun. Only 1 hour away from busy downtown Dar es Salaam, Villa Nyangumi gives you space
to unwind, relax and experience the sea with funky cocktails in the beach bar, a dhow trip, surfing, goggling or
with a horse ride on the beach. Stay 4 nights in either the villa for a relaxing and unforgettable after bush experience.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Full safari package
  • Full board
  • All regional flights (Dar es Salaam– Selous – Dar es Salam)
  • Return airport transfers.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Drinks not included.
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • This package is not combinable with any other offer at The Retreat or Villa Nyangumi
  • Subject to availability