Hippo Point is a private residence located within “The Retreat” luxury camp in a remote area of Tanzania called, The Selous. The Selous is Africa’s largest game reserve and encompasses an area the size of Switzerland. It is wild, untamed and one of the least traveled parks in the region.
The Retreat, a superb and luxurious camp perched high on a mountain overlooking the forested plains and river, offers Hippo Point as a place for those seeking the ultimate in seclusion and privacy a getaway from it all. The name was picked because of its close proximity to the river and because that very river is, usually, full of boisterous hippos.
One experience that is a “must” at The Retreat, for any guest, is dining privately on the stone terrace beside the river at Hippo Point. The hotel organizes bartenders, servers, music and a fire for your enjoyment. Dinner, three to five courses, is served in the most elegant way possible as you enjoy the sounds of the hippos playing nearby and watch the sun set behind the horizon. Between the incredible scenery, the close proximity to wildlife and the truly scrumptious food – this is one experience that will open your eyes to something completely unique and will be an evening you’ll never forget.