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Farewell Azura Selous

From the Azura Management Team - February 2019

The government of Tanzania has recently announced plans to build a hydropower dam in the Selous Game Reserve. Whilst we did not expect to be affected, we are sorry to advise you that our Camp Management notified us recently that a team of loggers had unexpectedly arrived in the area surrounding Azura Selous, with the intention of clearing the area

The Tale of the Leopard’s Tail

From the Azura Selous Team - September 2018

Every ranger has a story to tell and the guides at Azura Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania are no different. The best stories are reserved for after dinner, when the glow of the campfire and the sounds of the bush create a conducive atmosphere for sharing tales of the day’s sightings. On such an evening our head guide, Joseph shared his most memorable encounter – with a well-camouflaged leopard.

Selous: New Season Sightings

From the Azura Selous Team - June 2018

Azura Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania has now been open for a full month since the end of the rainy season and our guests have already been treated to some exceptional sightings. Herds of zebra and buffalo, towers of giraffe and a pair of rather amorous lions are providing our guests with some once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunities.

Family Half Term at Selous

From the Azura Selous Team - March 2018

‘We really are the leopard capital of the Selous’, commented Joseph our Head Guide. And no wonder, as just that morning in our open Land Rover with a family visiting from the UK, we had watched one resting in perfect photographic range in a natural cove in the dry riverbank that is known as hyena stream. Eventually she slowly sauntered off, with cameras clicking and videos rolling.

Wild Dog Pups, Lions & More

From the Azura Selous Team - January 2018

It’s been a wonderful start to the year at Azura Selous, with a herd of 1000 + buffalo and elephant enjoying our waterholes, lion sightings in abundance, leopard and their cubs happily posing for photos, all capped off with the 4 month old wild dog puppies emerging from their nearby den. What more could any guest wish for? Read our latest Tripadvisor reviews here to see just how happy our guests have been.

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

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