Azura Retreats expands their luxurious portfolio of boutique hotels

Azura Retreats, the Company which owns and manages luxury boutique hotels in Mozambique, has announced that it will be expanding into Tanzania from 1 June this year.

The first to open of a potential 3 new projects in the country will be Azura Selous Game Reserve. Azura will be taking over and refurbishing an 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, will be upgraded to reflect Azura’s unique boutique-chic styling over the course of the next few months.

"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”.

Azura Selous represents Azura’s launch safari product, with a second in the pipeline for Zimbabwe, and 2 further island based beach hotels also planned for Tanzania. “We expect to release news on our second Tanzanian project very shortly”, added Bettany.

Azura Selous will be opening on 1 June 2014. Bookings can be made through Azura’s central reservations office:, +27 (0)11 467 0907.