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Festive Season at Azura Selous

From our Guides - December 2017

This promises to be an exciting festive season at Azura Selous with numerous game sightings, beautiful sunny days and the bush flourishing from the recent rains.

We continue to see the abundance of life across the plains of the Selous, and particularly not far off from the Azura camp. The Azura waterholes are now brimming with fresh water and a hippo has already decided to take up occupancy and spend the festive season in one of the larger waterholes.

Family Activities at Azura Selous

From the Azura Team - November 2017

Discovering Africa is a special experience and the perfect family activity. At Azura Selous we personalise your stay as a family, providing your own guide and vehicle whenever possible. Our guides are the best trained in the Selous, and will take great pride in showing you all that this vast reserve has to offer as well as taking the time to share their knowledge with you, giving the children an opportunity to learn about the bush as well as the relationship between flora and fauna, and the medicinal values of the plants that thrive in the Selous. 

Authenticity at Azura Selous

From the Azura Team - August 2017

There is no greater luxury then the luxury of space, Azura Selous is unique in its wildlife adventures and vast expanse of space that embodies the hotel’s location. The authenticity of the experience is like no other, away from the crowds of tourists and not being able to see another game vehicle for miles. Offering you a unique wildlife experience with exceptional service, knowledgeable guides and our signature tailor-made game drives. Enjoy sundowners at the river’s edge and personalised breakfasts in the bush, all this and more is what makes Azura Selous not only the most authentic bush experience but the most uniquely personal adventure.

Lots of Lions for Azura Selous

From our Guides - July 2017

Azura guests have enjoyed fantastic and quality sightings of lions of the Mwendokasi pride recently. Mwendokasi in Swahili means ‘always on the move during daytime no matter how hot it is’, a name our guides have given the pride. This pride consists of one male, three females and one cub. They are always close to camp and exciting our guests with their continual closeness to camp. An entirely new pride has been visiting at Azura Selous, it consists of 3 females and 2 young adults of which are curiously following the continuous movements of the buffalo. As the buffalo have become accustom to our waterholes, we are seeing an increase in visiting numbers around camp, resulting in the lion pride also staying near our area. 

11 Kids & 11 Adults go on Safari

From the Owners - April 2017

Easter fell during rainy season in Tanzania this year, in theory not the best time for a safari, but we set off in two Cessna caravans with 4 other families determined to make the best of it. None of us could believe quite what an amazing trip we had. Having arrived late morning, in theory after the morning rush of animal activity, the boys and the kids headed off to fish – we have tigers, barbell and squeakers in our river that are a delight for all to catch whilst watching the passing hippos, while the girls settled in with pomegranate champagne. Not 2km from Azura Selous, out pop the lions and take a warthog down right in front of everyone…wow!

Leopard Sighting at Azura Selous

From our Guides - March 2017

Our Leopard sightings are a frequent attraction at Azura Selous, this video was taken just last week of a sighting which too place only 3km from the Azura Selous camp. 

Leopards are solitary creatures that only spend time with others when they are mating or raising young. They are also nocturnal and spend their nights hunting instead of sleeping. Leopards spend much of their time in trees. Their spotted coat camouflages them, making them blend in with the leaves of the tree. They will often drag their prey into trees to keep it from being taken by other animals.

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