Brand new to Tanzania is a family-welcoming safari escape run by Christopher and Stella Bettany. As parents themselves, they’ve ensured the safety of tiny explorers and parents alike through their fantastic, child-oriented safari experiences at Azura Selous. In the heart of Africa’s largest game reserve, Azura Selous is the only camp in the Selous with a dedicated children’s safari program. Accompanied by expert guides, young children can do nature walks around the camp, and if over 12 do a walking safari with the parents and guides. Little ones will also look for animal footprints, create castings to take home for memories, or fish in the Great Ruaha River.
While many travelers flock to the Serengeti in northern Tanzania, Azura Selous is a luxury safari destination much less traveled by tourists with excellent game sightings. The off-the-beaten-path location provides an escape from human impact, and it’s very likely a family won’t see another vehicle throughout their stay. With twelve stylish, spacious and boldly decorated tented suites, crowding is not an issue. Travelers can relax in chandeliered living areas, touched with splashes of bold animal prints and enormous day beds for lounging under the trees. Located in the heart the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, game sightings include tons of wild dog, lions, giraffes, and even elephants drinking from the Great Ruaha River located across from luxury camp.