Guests per Safari Vehicle
Selinda Camp portrays a great history showcasing the meeting place of three cultures, European, Mokololo and Bayei. The camp is set to resemble a thatched village of Sangwali which historically used to house 3000 warriors and was perfect enough to loan David Livingstone 200 men during his travels. Spears, shields and an African version of Robinson Crusoe come together to elevate the overall theme of the camp. Selinda is an architectural masterpiece incorporating the surrounding elements of water, air, earth and fire.
Representing the Selinda Spillway guests can enjoy splashes in the crystal-clear swimming pool which offers immaculate views of the surrounds. The billowing silks, which adorn the lounge area’s ceilings, are a tribute to Air and the afternoon breezes that ripple the endless sea of nearby grasses. The element of earth is portrayed through the cornucopia of home-grown meals lovingly prepared in the kitchens. Enjoy the evenings with the flames of the boma area with laughter, friends and family.
Selinda Camp boasts three spacious tented suites covered by thatch roofing and large en-suite bathrooms as well as a large open veranda with a plunge pool. Each guest suite is uniquely designed with its own colour palette and theme. Every space enhances what Livingstone would have had, what he would have travelled with and found.
In addition to the three guest’s suites, the 2-bedroomed Selinda Suite operates exclusively, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler, and entrance to their residence.
The safari drives, walks, boating, tracking, birding and other bespoke viewing activities are designed to place you in front of the best wildlife the area has to offer. The unique one-on-one life-changing experiences include sightings from leopards to elephants and hippos and aim to ensure you tick off as many of the 200 or more bird species in the area as possible.
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.
3 Luxury Tented Suites
1 Two Bedroom Selinda Suite
6+ welcome on game drives
*Please note a R 500 per person, per night Conservation Levy will be added to your booking as a contribution to the Great Plains Foundation.
Selinda Camp, Botswana