The Retreat Selous

Lodge in Selous Game Reserve

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The Retreat Selous is situated in the wildlife sanctuary of the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Retreat Selous features tented suites with a deck overlooking the surrounding wilderness. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. The spacious suites come with African-inspired decor. They also include a seating area and an antique outdoor bath on the deck. Some suites have a private plunge pool. Guests can enjoy relaxing treatments and massages at the River Spa. Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, safari walks and bird watching can be arranged. There are also several lounge areas, as well as a restaurant and bar. The Retreat Selous is located a 30-minute drive from the Sumbazi airstrip, and can offer a transfer service from the airstrip to the lodge.

Important information

Please inform The Retreat Selous in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.
Rates include the following: Accommodation in the booked room category, all meals, soft drinks, transfer from/to Sumbazi airstrip, two activities per day, e.g. spa, game drive, walking safaris, boating, or fishing. Safari activities on shared condition.
Rates exclude: local flights that can be arranged by The Retreat at an additional charge.

Please note that compulsory conservation, park fees, bed night levy as well as government fees for selected activities are applicable and are excluded from the rates and are payable on site.

Contact the property for flight reservation to Sumbazi airstrip.

Features of The Retreat Selous


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bridal suite
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private beach area
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Entertainment staff
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Beachfront
  • On-site parking
  • Open-air bath
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Secured parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Vip room facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking