All our game drives are in custom made 4 x 4 vehicles that have open sides and raised seating, ideal for comfortable game viewing and photography. The cars either hold 6 people or 4 people so the whole experience of coming to stay with us is a very intimate one.
On arrival you are introduced to your guide who will be showing you the wonderful Selous for the duration of your stay with us.
Due to the hot dry climate of the Selous games drives are best taken early in the morning or at dusk and can be accompanied by a sunrise bush breakfast or sundowner picnic.
The Selous is wild, rugged and diverse, it is not a zoo and your game drives are varied and always take in new areas to discover. With your guide you will track what you are looking for, often following fresh footprints and often off roading looking for the normal tick list of game that people have come to find.
Due to our exclusive location the game drives here feel like you are on a private concession; if you stay 4 nights as most guests do you probably won’t see another vehicle from start to finish. This is why the camp was built here, our guests don’t have to share their game experiences and this is what makes your game drives so special and exciting.
When you are enjoying experiences like a pride of lions, herd of elephants, a leopard or pack of wild dog all on your own with no other tourists you feel very humbled and lucky – very few places in Africa offer this intimate and exclusive experience.
Primarily people chose to come and stay at Azura Selous as they are looking for this authentic and very special safari experience.
We always tell people the roads are bumpy (roads is a generous terminology!) these are rocky paths and dusty tracks, you are well off the beaten track and you drive through the rivers, up and down river beds, you can’t believe and understand how your guide knows at all times exactly where he is. The variety of the game drives is always what the adventure is all about, each one brings new experiences and special moments.
If you have done a safari before you will immediately recognise how the experience is so special as you don’t see any other cars, if this is your first ever safari well you are starting with the best bit of Africa first!