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The Retreat Selous

Jumia TravelUSD 850*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 1,096*
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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

It is a nice experience but you really need to enjoy being in PURE nature. You are sleeping in the wild. It was a great experience with top level staff. If you have a problem with insects near you while you sleep this is not for you. Recommended 2-3 days is more than enough as the only activity available is...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 4 November 2015

My husband and me spent 5 days in the Retreat in October 2015. Compared to other lodges we've visited, The Retreat had some of the best features we've ever encountered - but there was some stuff we didn't like, too. What we really loved, was the absolutely amazing tent down at the river (River Camp). Huge terrace with plunge pool...

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Africa-Fangirl, Many thanks for your nice comment. We are happy that you have enjoyed your time at The Retreat and also the fly camping. With regards to game viewing, the number of animals that you are seiing when on game drives always depends on the time of the year, such is the water level of Ruaha river for boat...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 days 2 nights after Stone Town in Zanzibar. Uma the owner managed to help guide me through the booking in superb detail all via email, so you knew exactly what you were getting, as it's quite pricy, you need to know. She also booked our flights for us from Zanzibar to their local airport near...

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind comment. It is so nice to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and of course we hope to welcome you again, soon. We are working on the wifi which is always a problem in the wilderness, and can already guarantee that we are not planning to have a television in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from the most mind-blowing few days at The Retreat looked after by Yolanda, Quinie, Cesiari, Yetu, Rashid, Omar and the team to an extraordinary degree - thanks too to Uma and her husband for finding and designing this paradise and making such joy possible. Despite the distance from anywhere the food, service, style and every aspect...

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Gwynnmorgan, Thank you very much for your comprehensive comment. We are thrilled to read how much you have enjoyed your time with us. It has been a big pleasure to have you at The Retreat and we really hope to welcome you again, soon! Warm regards from the whole team at The Retreat

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 14 March 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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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Ralf, Many thanks for your comment. It has been a pleasure to have you with us and we really hope to welcome you again. All the best from the Selous and warm regards from the whole Retreat team

Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 17 February 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...

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for your kind comments. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your time at The Retreat and hope to welcome you again, soon! Warm regards from all the team at The Retreat

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 23 January 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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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Eva, Many thanks for your kind comment. It has been a pleasure to have you with us during this special time of the year and really hope to welcome you again, soon. Warm regards

Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
Reviewed 15 December 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!

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 6 March 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...

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Sydney Australia
Reviewed 24 February 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...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Retreat Selous has been built into pristine land, untouched for centuries far away from anybody else. A mystical and historical spot with an all-suite tented lodge with only twelve units, where the journey to experience the power of the African nature and undisturbed behavior of wildlife roaming freely around you is getting a new dimension. Seek adventure, rejuvenate the soul, re-define the balance of life in taking a breath from the hectic world. ... more   less 

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Address: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,024 - $2,294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Retreat Selous 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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