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Amara Selous Camp

Amara Selous Camp

Relax near a thriving hippo population in the heart of southern Tanzania’s Selous wilderness area. Overlooking the Great Ruaha River rapids, Amara Selous is a premier tented boutique lodge that takes the concept of slow safari seriously. With signature open spaces and complete privacy, Amara Selous is ideal for romantic getaways as well as family safari experiences.

Harmonizing effortlessly with the natural beauty surrounding it, Amara Selous Camp exudes relaxed sophistication, from the breezy gazebo to the elevated viewing platforms. The refreshing pool is a cool retreat from the heat of the African sun, and special treatments such as in-room massage and personalized spa packages are available upon request.

Private dining is an everyday experience at Amara Selous Camp, enhanced by personal butlers, pristine service, and elaborate presentation (complete with silver and crystal!). Partake of exquisite cuisine in a variety of locations near the camp and beyond: on your private veranda, on the riverbank, near the pool, or out in the African bush.

When taking a break from all that the Selous paradise has to offer, rejuvenate in one of twelve spacious air-conditioned suites. Each luxury safari tent features custom-made super king-sized beds, comfortable furniture, and en-suite bathroom with opulent stone features, inside shower, and outside shower. Lounge, expansive deck with panoramic views, and private rock plunge pool complete the luxurious amenities of each elegant suite.

Open-top safari vehicles provide rewarding wildlife viewing experiences for every guest. Spot animals such as impala, francolin, hippo, crocodile, lion, elephant, and Africa’s “little five” while driving or trekking across the Selous. Other popular activities include walking safaris, boating, birdwatching, and enjoying relaxing spa treatments.

A recent, extremely satisfied guest commented, “Thank you so much for making the last four days unforgettable! We look back on wonderful romantic dinners, great conversations during pre and post dinner drinks (amarulas) relaxing lunches on the deck while observing the wildlife with the telescope. The staff is spectacular and very attentive, and the food is amazing (you wouldn't think that we're in the middle of the bush). We had fantastic game drives and all day trips with bush lunches and picnics under baobab trees as well as fabulous sundowners that we will try to turn into a tradition back home. Overall, (Amara Selous is) an exceptionally well run camp thanks to Anita & Peter who always go the extra mile to make everyone feel at home away from home. Thank you for everything and we will miss living right next to hippo highway!”

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