Discover Azura with the Selous

20 February 2015

TANZANIA, SELOUS GAME RESERVE: Katie and I recently returned from AZURA SELOUS. With easy access from Dar es Salaam we enjoyed a 4 night wilderness break and a very stylish Azura safari.  

During our Selous safari we experienced vast wilderness areas, enjoyed wonderful wildlife, saw over 60 bird species, and who knows how many different trees/flowers. From 4x4 safaris, bush walks, sundowner boating on the river, bush dinner and a whole day safari exploring the Selous with a scrumptious picnic and wildlife books in hand - it was an adventure! 

Our DISCOVER THE SELOUS itinerary is a great suggestion on how to enjoy 4 nights atAzura Selous. However this is NOT a set itinerary - each safari is tailored to the individual depending on their interests. (BONUS: Stay 4, Pay 3Save up to US$ 825 pp).
  • SELOUS: This vast wilderness is the size of Switzerland and due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature the Selous was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. 
  • DAY DRIVE: This was a highlight! A full day adventure taking in the size of the Selous wilderness, Stiegler's Gorge, the grave of Frederick Selous and contrasting landscapes. Returning to camp to enjoy sundowners on our private deck, and outdoor shower and dinner under the stars. Highly recommended! 
  • HEAT: It is hot in the Selous! Daytime temperatures rarely go below 18°C (65°F), making the air conditioning in the bedroom and private plunge pool at each tented villa essential! 
  • THE GREAT RUAHA RIVER: Rivers cannot be underestimated in Africa! Teeming with hippo, crocodile and a watering ground for all other wildlife, Azura Selous has a prime position for guests to enjoy these sightings from the privacy of their own decks. 

Happy Selling!


Walking time from Bilimungwe is ± 3 hours and Zungulila ± 2½ hours. Drive time from Mfuwe Lodge: ± 3½ hours. The Kapamba River is only meters in front of camp, and guests can bathe, walk or enjoy sundowners in the river. With an exotic Mediterranean touch, the four chalets are open-fronted with wrought iron gates. There are 2 twin chalets (queen size beds) and 2 double chalets each (king size bed each), all with open-fronted, en-suite bathrooms featuring huge sunken stone baths and twin showers...