Did you know that one of the best ways to help animal conservation is to go on holiday? From watching gorillas in Rwanda to admiring herds of elephants in Tanzania, you can have the time of your life, whilst ensuring African animals–many of which are now endangered–are more profitable to locals alive than dead.
Luckily, there are plenty of luxurious, experienced safari companies to choose from, such as Azura Retreats. Azura started out as a luxury boutique hotel company in Mozambique, but has recently expanded into Tanzanian safaris with the launch of their Azura Selous Game Reserve.
Azura has refurbished the existing top end property, Amara Selous, which is located on the banks of the Ruaha River. The 12 luxury tented suites, each with private pool and river views have been upgraded to reflect Azura’s unique boutique-chic styling. Equally, Azura’s standards of cuisine, hosting, and the breathtaking experiences they are known for have been introduced.
“We have wanted to expand the number of hotels in our portfolio for some time, building on the success we have had in Mozambique, and are very excited to be starting operations in Tanzania”, commented Christopher Bettany, Managing Director of Azura. “Most of our clients are looking for a bush and beach combination, and with Azura Quilalea Private Island so easily reached from the Selous, and Amara already established as one of the leading luxury safari lodges in the area, this seemed the perfect combination. The first time we stayed at Amara, we fell in love with its amazing location, its stylish design, and the fantastic game viewing in the area. It seemed just right for Azura”.