Amara Selous- Nestled along the great Ruaha river lies a hidden gem, the Simbazi Selous, a luxury boutique camp in the heart of the Selous wilderness. Providing guests with lavish comfort in the middle of the African bush, Amara merges nature with extravagance for the best of both worlds.
Situated in the heart of Southern Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, Amara brings a whole new meaning to luxury accommodation in the heart of the African bush. Great effort has been made to ensure that Amara reflects the colours and mood of the Selous, balancing it with its wild and unblemished environment.
This luxury Selous property offers 12 suites each with 90 square meters of inside space and an additional 40 meters of outdoor space. Supreme relaxation on king beds whilst cooling in air-conditioned luxury is coupled with complete and opulent bathrooms. Additionally attached are secluded outside showers with hot water and inviting rock plunge pools.
All game drives are provided in spacious 4WD vehicles with open sides and raised seating for ideal game viewing.
Accompanied by highly trained and professional guides, walking safaris offer guests the rare chance to get up-close and personal with the "little five", as well as learn about the relationship between flora and fauna and the medicinal values of the plants that thrive in the reserve. A highly educational and uniquely enlightening experience, walking safaris follow the tracks, sights, smells and sounds of animals big and small into the wild of Africa.
Situated on the banks of the Great Ruaha River means that Simbazi Selous is an ideal location for viewing endemic, aquatic and migratory birds. The river acts as draw for wildlife including a large listing of birds. Fish Eagles perch high above the river looking for prey, their familiar screech filling the air just before they dive towards their target. Water birds include Goliath Herons skimming the water’s surface in search of fish, whilst flocks of Egyptian Geese fly by and land on the banks and tickbirds groom snoozing hippos.
Boat safaris take place early morning and late afternoon. The Ruaha River has a large population of resident hippos, crocodiles, fish and birdlife.
Guests can relax and unwind with a number of treatments available from the Simbazi Spa. These treatments can take place in the suites, so guests can stay and relax in the privacy of their rooms. All treatments are provided by qualified therapists.