The Retreat is a unique all-suite tented lodge located in the remote far north of the Selous. It is situated in wild bush on the banks of the Great Ruaha River. The centrally situated main house - The Fort - is high up on a rocky hillside, allowing guests one of the best vantage points in the whole reserve.
The tented suites have been constructed to blend with the surrounding habitat, whilst guaranteeing privacy and romance. The customised 100 m² tents, mounted on raised teak wood platforms, rise to a height of over 6 metres and are protected by two layers - a strong mosquito net as an inner wall and heavy duty canvas on the outer side. All tents can be fully opened to the sounds, breeze and full view of nature. An integral part of each suite is its own private outdoor deck with seating and signature outdoor antique copper bathtubs. Additional facilities include a comfortable king size bed surrounded by a silk mosquito net, indoor en suite facilities, including separate shower and washbasins.
Hiipo Point at The Retreat is an exclusive private safari lodge experience, situated 2km from The Fort, providing total seclusion and privacy. Two large individual suites, each of 160m², are spaciously positioned on raised platforms with their own sundeck and plunge pool either side of a large private infinity pool. A private bar, lounge and dining area are provided, serviced by a personal cook and butler. Activities are conducted by private guide, vehicle and boat.
Elephants, lions, black rhinos, leopards, wild dogs, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles and more than 400 different birds can be seen among many other wildlife. Guests at The Retreat can observe this spectrum of fauna and wildlife nearby and choose two inclusive activities per day from a choice of game drives deep into the bush, escorted safari walks and hikes, boat excursions on the Great Ruaha River and line fishing.