Guests per Safari Vehicle
Okavango Explorers Camp is a brand-new Explorer Collection Okavango Delta safari camp located in the southwest area of Botswana’s private Selinda Reserve. This area may be new to guests but has been known to travellers for many years as one teeming with wildlife. The camp’s location is a unique combination of two iconic ecosystems at the upper Okavango Delta water system and the famed Selinda Spillway.
The 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana is a prime predator and elephant habitat. This new Okavango Delta safari camp location has been handpicked for its access to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region, along the southernmost section of Selinda Spillway. Lion, leopard and wild dogs hunt these parts regularly. There are good densities of giraffe, buffalo and exciting and now rare antelope like roan, sable and eland. At the peak of the dry season in late September, the Selinda Reserve has been documented to be home to over 9,000 elephants concentrated along with this river system. For lovers of elephants, this is the place to be in the dry season. There is phenomenal birdlife in this area for those looking for some ‘lifers’.
Okavango Explorers Camp creates a safari experience reminiscent of exploring the unknown African hinterland in a 1920’s style. This Okavango Delta safari camp exudes a spirit of the romance of yesteryear whilst ensuring that adventure and discovery are an essential part of the journey.
Okavango Explorers Camp is the perfect safari camp to combine with its fellow Explorer-Collection safari camps, Selinda Explorers and Duba Explorers Camps. This camp is ideal for friends or families wanting to take the whole camp for extended stays and to make it their own
The ultimate in carefree exploration, the canoes carry everything necessary for a comfortable camp, stopping wherever the fancy takes you to spend the night in a fly camp. Feast on fresh meals eaten around a blazing campfire and slip into peaceful slumber beneath a bright blanket of stars.
Enjoy languid days on the water, stopping to watch wildlife coming down to drink as you glide serenely downstream, or hopping out for a quick exploration whenever an interesting animal or plant catches the guide’s eagle eye. Please note that guests paddle their own canoes, so a reasonable amount of fitness is required. Due to water levels, this safari is only available between August and October.
The Selinda Reserve is one of Africa’s great wildlife reserves. Part of the Great Plains Conservation project, spearheaded by National Geographic photographers and filmmakers Derek and Beverley Joubert. Selinda borders Linyanti to the East and the Kwando reserve to the North. The Selinda Spillway is a usually dry channel that connects the Linyanti river system to the Okavango. On the rare occasion that these channels connect, Selinda springs to life with a game density that is hard to beat anywhere.
*Water based activities are dependant on seasonal water-levels
6+ welcome on game drives
Selinda Game Reserve (Private) NG/16, Botswana