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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from the most mind-blowing few days at The Retreat looked after by Yolanda, Quinie, Cesiari, Yetu, Rashid, Omar and the team to an extraordinary degree - thanks too to Uma and her husband for finding and designing this paradise and making such joy possible. Despite the distance from anywhere the food, service, style and every aspect... More 

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Gwynnmorgan, Thank you very much for your comprehensive comment. We are thrilled to read how much you have enjoyed your time with us. It has been a big pleasure to have you at The Retreat and we really hope to welcome you again, soon! Warm regards from the whole team at The Retreat More 

Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

excellent place, excellent service and excellent food. we can only recommend !! you should absolutely not miss the boat trip, hippos everywhere !! Very stylish place to be. We spent there 2 nights, so relaxing, the best time in Selous.

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Ralf, Many thanks for your comment. It has been a pleasure to have you with us and we really hope to welcome you again. All the best from the Selous and warm regards from the whole Retreat team More 

Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

We have spent two nights at the end of January. Thanks to the personal staff group,guide/driver, butler and room staff, we have had a dreamy vacation of luxury in the middle of bush. Our Kiboko Villa was located just in front of the river with private pool. We are awaken by the greeting of Hipos who have just retured back... More 

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for your kind comments. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your time at The Retreat and hope to welcome you again, soon! Warm regards from all the team at The Retreat More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

What a fantastic place to spend Christmas! We loved the Retreat! We spent three days and nights there, full of animal watching, fishing, game driving, walking safaris, mixed with fantastic meals at wonderful settings. The staff was nice and did everything they could to meet our expectations and wishes.

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TheRetreatSelous, Leiter Front Office at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Dear Eva, Many thanks for your kind comment. It has been a pleasure to have you with us during this special time of the year and really hope to welcome you again, soon. Warm regards More 

Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
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Reviewed 14 December 2014

We stayed 3 nights in this paradise feeling really spoiled by the friendly staff. Jabir and his team are doing their best to surprise you in every place and at every moment. The design is amazing respecting 150% the environment. We will come back during the dry season for sure. Maua and MArtin

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RetreatSelous, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Thank you Maua and Martin for your kind comment. It has been a real pleasure to host you at The Retreat and we already look forward to welcome you again, soon! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

My husband and I were looking for a quiet and peaceful way to enjoy Africa's bush- and The Retreat was the perfect place to do such. Don't come here if you want loud music, brash service or nonstop activities- do if you want to experience the bush and it's majesty through thoughtful and respectful experiences. The early morning game drives... More 

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Sydney Australia
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We choose The Retreat in the Selous Game Reserve as it is a bush location with much fewer visitors than savannah properties, so the game would be in their natural habitat, and also as it allowed us to easily combine the bush and beach (Essque Zalu Hotel, Zanzibar). We were dropped off at the third and last air strip on... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Worderfull place, worderfull staff, wonderfull food. We spend the best 3 days of our life, everything was perfect, we saw all the animals. Special mention the general manager Kobi, the guide Ceasar and the mitic Pius. The best real african safari that you can have

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

And again we had another memorable stay at The Retreat! We were pampered from the moment we arrived till we left. Nothing was too much for the superb staff. Our drivers were great and did their enormous best to show us many animals. Thanks to them we saw the leopard which is rare to see in the reserve. The meals... More 

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RTMC, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at The Retreat Selous, responded to this review

Thank you Elke for visiting The Retreat for the second time. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit as much as the first time. Also great that you finally saw some leopards! We look forward to your next visit! Best regards from the whole team! More 

London
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We spent 5 nights at The Retreat which was the most amazing place. It was made so special by the lovely staff who couldn't do enough for us. We were met at the airstrip by our driver and a ranger and given refreshing pink soda and tasty breakfast bites. At the main fort we were welcomed and introduced to all... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Retreat Selous has been built into pristine land, untouched for centuries far away from anybody else. A mystical and historical spot with an all-suite tented lodge with only twelve units, where the journey to experience the power of the African nature and undisturbed behavior of wildlife roaming freely around you is getting a new dimension. Seek adventure, rejuvenate the soul, re-define the balance of life in taking a breath from the hectic world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat Selous

Address: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,269 - $2,295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Retreat Selous 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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