The Retreat is a unique all-suite tented lodge, found in the remote far north of the Selous. It is situated in wild bush on the banks of the wide Great Ruaha River. The centrally situated main house – The Fort – is high up on a rocky hillside, allowing guests one of the best vantage points in the whole reserve. Private space, seclusion and individual services in harmony with nature are the hallmarks of ‟The Retreat‟. The Selous Game Reserve is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and at 55,000 sq. km is twice the size of Switzerland and just 200 km south west by air of Dar es Salaam.
Sumbazi airstrip, 30 minutes drive from the lodge, is served by several airlines, notably daily scheduled flights (charters also available), from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Ruaha.
From Dar es Salaam, a 70-minute flight is operated comfortably and efficiently by various local charter airlines.
The spaciously set tented suites have been constructed to correspond with the surrounding habitat, whilst guaranteeing privacy and romance. The lodge boasts carefully blended ethnic elements, bespoke furnishings, African antiques, natural materials, and precious stones – to create a unique sense of comfort and natural luxury.
Striking views and vistas provide guests with a wonderful direct window into the wilderness and wildlife – an integral part of the master plan.
The atmospheric main house, The Fort, is based on an ancient military observation point from the First World War and draws upon the influences of the great East African market. The fort has a large infinity pool and its surrounding provide a much favoured vantage point from which clients have a 360 degree view into hundreds of kilometres of untouched land.