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About Azura

Holiday of a Lifetime

Benguerra: “Simply, we had the holiday of a lifetime here. I suspect that most experiences of the resort will also be positive but we had the massive good fortune to be upgraded - no idea why, or how, sorry - to the Presidential Villa. This was as fabulous as it sounds and every hotel we have stayed in and will stay in from here on will suffer by comparison (and you can see from previous reviews that we have been to some pretty decent spots)...” - chasm1, London, Tripadvisor Review

What a Great Place

Quilalea:“Wow! What a great place in the world. Great food, Excellent snorkeling, hiking trails, the lovely empty turtle beach, the many large Baobab trees with no elephant munches were amazing. The entire staff were excellent, laid back and professional.. but warm and friendly. The bungalow was wonderfully situated.. close to the pool, bar and water. The sunsets were gorgeous and the %:30 drink of the day tasty.. I hope to return one day.. for the quiet idyllic blue water, white sand, lack of commercialism or tourists.. heaven. Thanks Azura” – Lindasm, Houston Tx

Total Wonder and Magic

Selous: “I’ve had a very difficult time engaging with normal life after the total wonder and magic of Selous. This was an incredible and very special four days - thank you all for arranging everything. It exceeded my expectations, and then some.” - Kevin Bain, Writer & Travel Journalist

Selous: “The best lodge ever - congratulations all round.”

Selous: “This place could spoil you for the rest of Africa. We shall certainly be back - probably for our third honeymoon.”

Favourite Find of the Year

Benguerra: “My most favourite find of the year - Beach chic, endless white soft powdery sands, turquoise blue water, and your own private butler make this an experience not to be missed. Delicious cuisine, hands on management team and the most beautiful rooms top this place off. Your African day bed under the trees, private plunge pools and tsala on the beach mean you could be forgiven for never wanting to leave your room. And in room dining is an option daily as well as in room spa therapist...” - n_delmulle, South Africa, Cape Town

Great Barefoot Luxury

Quilalea: “We get rave reviews from Azura Quilalea... It is a great barefoot luxury property, great for honeymooners and serious divers/snorkellers alike.” - Marcia Gordon, Extraordinary Journeys, USA

Quilalea: “After 7 days we really don’t want to leave. So relaxed and happy. Truly a slice of paradise. 5 facilitation & cuisine. 7 staff. Best dive ever yesterday! We’ll be back!.” - David & Claudia, USA

Pitched Perfectly

Selous: “Our fourth safari, first in Tanzania, and we weren't expecting to be amazed ... but we were. From the reception at the airstrip to the thoughtful going-away present, this was pitched perfectly. The rooms are superb, roomy, air-con and well-equipped and the facilities are top notch. The food is brilliant and would be even if we weren't a one hour flight from the city; there's some stand-out cooking going on here much of which stood comparison with the last meal we had before travelling in a Rhodes restaurant; seriously it's that good.” -

Most Magical Wedding Ever

Benguerra: “From the unparalleled luxury and beauty of Azura to being with all our friends and family, dancing the night away, fishing, eating decadent foods and most importantly having your amazing team cater for our every need. It was the best week-end and most magical wedding ever. When we started thinking about having our wedding at Azura we never imagined that it would turn out to be the most incredible experience of our lives, which was all thanks to you and the Azura team. Every person at Azura made the experience that much more memorable and did it with a smile...

Already Planning Our Next Visit

Quilalea: “Azura... oh Azura. We LOVED this island. Paul and Kelly were such a pleasure to be around. My wife did her scuba there with Paul and I joined in on the fun. The place is just beautiful above and below the water. The staff was very friendly, attentive and a joy to be around. The food was the best. We very much fell in love with this place and are already planning our next visit.

Expect to be Enthralled

Selous: “The game experience was of an equally high standard. Our warm and gentle guide, Vitus, was so knowledgeable and introduced us to a wide variety of animals, sometimes seeming to do requests. The location is unquestionably a major factor in this but we felt very satisfied in the hands of such a pro. Expect to be enthralled by the sounds from the nearby river - at one time my wife thought the hippos were outside our room but unfortunately they were still in the water 30 metres from our room.

Geared to Your Whims

Benguerra: “The service is of a very high standard, the diving is outstanding and guests have maximum privacy and flexibility – your holiday is around your pace and geared to your whims. In addition to private swimming pools outside your suite, you can have in-room massages and order a romantic picnic basket for a secluded part of the island.” - Gary Lotter, MD Go2Africa, South Africa

The Best Paradise

Quilalea: “You were right – Quilalea is certainly the best paradise one could hope for. Now you really spoiled us and would be hard to top this. Thank you so much for this opportunity. We loved everything about it and can’t actually give you any feedback on how to improve. It’s perfect as it is.” – Marianne, The Sunday Times, South Africa

Faultless Service

Selous: “What stood out though was the care and attention that's being shown. Had I arrived looking to pick holes in what's on offer, it would have been impossible - faultless service included the welcome reception at the airstrip and the staff numbers (high all round but with your own personal "butler"). Pretty much everything we needed was anticipated and we felt truly valued and welcomed to the lodge.