Selous . Since, it’s thursday I figured it’s only appropriate to #tbt a lovely trip , that I went on with my family in 2013.
Selous, is one of the largest game reserves in the world . It is situated in Tanzania (best country ever) . This getaway, leaves little to the imagination with its diverse selection of animals and plants.
In 2013 mid August . A very frustrated man decided to remove his millennial children , from their box eyed cellphones and himself from lengt8h traffic in Dar for a 3 day getaway, at The Retreat in Selous .
At the airport finding out where selous was.
Completely unprepared , we landed onto the bumpy, red (aparently secure) sandy, landing strip . Sceptical, from the very beginning . We immediately searched for the car- afraid the lions would make a feast out of us .
A picture of a 15 year old me ,blitzing to the car .
Under the safety of the car . Our worries hushed , peering around we were awakened to the possibility of a harmless world, with the serene atmosphere that surrounded our sight .
Unfortuntely bad quality photo of gazelles and a gorgeous flamingo.
We arrived at The Retreat, a paradise that is true to its name. Brown walls, wide open areas , and 1st class treatment.
Settling into our rooms , that were in the midst of the forest. Oh and yes that is an elephant..about 1o metres away.
Our room choice , thank goodness to the advantage of low season , was a charming honeymoon suite that featured a cool relaxing pool .
Family outdoor picnic by a river.
Facing the crisis .
But of course what’s a safari trip without a crisis. Yeah ! you guessed it..as we were Game driving . The tires of the car got stuck in the mud (I knew we were too heavy for the car) which left us stranded…while we contemplated our lives .
Alas , the minor struggle . The hotel was lovely and the stay was a relief from the constantly chirp of industrialisation.
If I had the chance to go back and retire from technology . I definitely would choose this Safari Retreat .
LINK to the hotel: http://www.retreat-africa.com/