Community and ConSerVation

The owners of The Retreat were always touched by places that had created a core sense of belonging and that reflected history, the natural habitat and the cultural heritage of the local people. Long before responsible and sustainable tourism appeared, the team at The Retreat were already determined that the lodge would count as one of those considerate properties.

Passionate for wildlife conservation, the preservation of fragile communities and the environment as a whole, The Retreat’s mission has been realised in the Selous Game Reserve. The staff are hired locally, giving huge employment to the surrounding areas and directly supporting large numbers of the local community. The Retreat combines the integration of locally sourced products and an ambience that is deeply rooted in Africa.

At The Retreat, guests can learn about the ongoing commitment to preserve the Game Reserve and by staying at the property, guests will help to ensure that their work continues and that their passion is shared a little further.