Amara Luxury Tented Camps
The Amara team are enthusiastic individuals seeking to share with you some of the most unique and exclusive experiences in Tanzania. Our mission is to bring back the classic African safari’s of the bygone era in our exclusive luxurious eco friendly lodges.
Opened in June 2010 Amara Selous was built on a dream, we wanted to set a new benchmark of luxury in Tanzania and chose a unique location to build our intimate tented lodge overlooking the rapids of the Great Ruaha River and are honoured to be shortlisted as one of Tanzania’s leading safari lodges in the 2012 World Travel Awards. It is the perfect choice for a romantic break, honeymoon or family safari, we are family friendly and are the only lodge in the Selous to have a dedicated children’s club.
We all desire nothing but the best and Amara Selous offers you all the comforts you could imagine in the heart of the Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve and one of Tanzania’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Amara Selous is a beautiful, remote and luxurious hideaway amidst the pristine wilderness of the Selous, a luxury camp thoughtfully designed by its creators to integrate the surrounding nature and reflect a deep understanding and respect for its environment. Eco-conscious travellers can be reassured that the camp operates inverter power, solar heated showers along with a state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant to recycle all the water, the only lodge in the Selous with this facility.
Our twelve spacious tented suites offer air conditioning, amazing views over the Great Ruaha River along with the utmost privacy and seclusion. Each suite has en‐suite indoor stone bathrooms and large outdoor showers where you are at one with the elements of the wilderness and nature. One minute you will be in awe of the “shower head” where water plummets like a waterfall from stone slabs and the next you could see a unique bird or be paid a visit by our resident elephant, George!
Relax and absorb the setting in the beautiful outside seating areas with large wooden viewing decks, sun‐beds, and a private natural plunge pool – a blessed relief to cool down after a dusty game drive or bush walk! You can even have a massage or treatment in the privacy of your own terrace listening to the river rapids, relaxation doesn’t get any better than this!
For resting, the suites come with plush, king‐sized beds on which you will be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the sprawling river and resident hippo and gently awoken by the early morning orchestra of birdsong. Possibly the best way to fall asleep and wake up to a new day of adventure and discovery!
Amara is all about comfort and seclusion, you can relax in and around the best pool in the Selous, kick back and relax in the lounge and enjoy private meals in stunning locations in and around the camp.
Amara is a journey of discovery where bush dinners are about personalized butler service with crystal ware and chandeliers under star studded skies, picnic lunches are about silver service under a tree overlooking the wildlife, experiencing walking safaris in one of Africa’s most exclusive game reserves and sundowners are about drinks and canapés overlooking the river - this is Africa at it’s very best!
Safaris with Amara focus on exploring wildlife under the expert guidance of our resident guides. Your days with us are tailor-designed to afford the best wildlife viewing experiences whether you embark on guided walks, game drives in open sided vehicles, fishing excursions from our boats or late afternoon birding expeditions. With no set itinerary, each guest’s stay with us is tailor made to ensure we provide the best of what the wilderness has on offer. Our guides daily track the wildlife in our concession to provide the best Selous wilderness experience where every day is about the discovery of the untamed wild. And it’s not about just seeing the wildlife but it’s about explaining how we locate them, how best to photograph them, teaching our guests all we know about the wildlife for a holistic safari experience.
If you are looking for that something special, something unique, then look at Tanzania and Amara Selous. Peter and Anita our camp managers are warm, welcoming and very experienced and will ensure that each guest experience is tailor designed to suit the individual traveller. We have a passion for Africa, it's people, the wildlife and the conservation of this beautiful national park and want to share this with our guests.
We want to give you the safari experience of a lifetime, you will be spoilt and pampered whilst experiencing some of Tanzania’s most spectacular wildlife.
We are located 3 minutes drive from the Simbazi airstrip and our rates are from 700 USD per person ( stay 3 get the 4th night free). Everything is included in our rates and we assure you of a very memorable and special stay at Amara Selous!
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