Azura Selous is possibly the most luxury true safari property that we have been to in Tanzania. We say ‘true’ because there are Lodges that come close but generally they do not feel half as “safari” as Azura Selous. It manages to blend luxury and maintain that feeling of being lost in Africa that we really like.
Azura is located in a really remote area which is a massive plus as it reduces the number of other game viewing vehicles in the vicinity and creates a much more exclusive experience. The area used to be a hunting concession and as such wildlife can be skittish, that said, in the years since we first visited this property the game viewing reports have steadily improved as we would expect from an area in rehabilitation.
Each of the 12 villas has its own plunge pool and really nice outdoor showers (as well as indoor showers, we just prefer the outdoor ones!). For those that are looking for the little touches each villa has butler service but who wouldn’t want to take a walk through the grounds to the main area to get another G&T!?
We really like this property for families or for those that are looking to be spoilt while on safari, the activities are great and the staff are so good, there are also really nice little touches that make a stay at Azura really memorable. Azura is not for those looking to see a lion around every corner…