Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in the 130,000 hectare Selinda Concession in northern Botswana, one of Botswana's prime wildlife viewing locations and most beautiful settings. The Selinda Concession is fortunate in that it is the only reserve that straddles both the Okavango Delta in the west and the Linyanti waterways and savannahs in the east.
Open vehicle safari drives, guided bush walks, boating, tracking, birding and other bespoke wildlife viewing activities are designed to place you in front of the best wildlife the area has to offer for a unique one on one life-changing experience, from leopards to elephants and hippos and aim to tick off as many as the 200 or more bird species in the area.
The camp represents the meeting place of 3 cultures - European, Mokololo, and Bayei. Spears, shields and an African version of Robinson Crusoe is the enduring theme throughout, and its architectural design elements center around Water, Air, Earth, and Fire, all of which ground the design.
The design pays homage first and foremost to Water, with splashes of blue and crystal-clear swimming pools offering views over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway to ease your arrival, usually by boat. The billowing silks, which adorn the ceilings of the lounge area, are a tribute to Air and the afternoon breezes that ripple the endless sea of nearby grasses. Earth is represented by the home-grown meals prepared in the kitchens, fresh from the earth, and the bright flames of the evening Fire complete the ethos of being in harmony with nature's natural elements.
The camp offers 3 expansive en-suite guest suites, each covered under thatch with a large veranda and private swimming pool. Each guest suite is unique, and has its own colour palette and theme.
In addition to the 3 suites, the Selinda Suite consists of a 2 bedroom tented villa, offering the ultimate in privacy, service and experience, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler and separate entrance to their residence.
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All meals; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne and premium brand spirits); scheduled game viewing activities; the Conservation Levy; return airstrip road transfers; complimentary use of a pair of Swarovski HD binoculars; and a laundry service are included.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children aged 6 years and older are welcome when staying at the Selinda Suite. Children must be aged 12 years and older to participate in waqlking safaris.
General Information For Guests
Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a deep stone tub, indoor shower, flushing WC, dressing area and double basins. The bathroom is connected to he main tent by double sliding wood doors. There is hot and cold running water and bathroom amenities and a hair dryer are provided.
All tents have fly netting on the tent sides and over the beds as well as an ultrasound repellent device. There is also an overhead fan, a small sitting ara and desk, a private verandah, a room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and a pair of Swarovski 8x42 binoculars in every tent for guests to use whilst on safari. There are also yoga mats, weights and band in each tent.
Guest facilities include 2 lounges, a large dining area, a central pool area, climate controlled walk-in wine cellar, an art gallery and curio shop, and a fire pit and seating.
In-room massages are available (additional cost).
The camp is run by a combination of solar and generator power. There are universal plug points in each tent.
Wi-Fi is available in all tents. There is no mobile phone signal.
Selinda Camp offers game drives throughout the day focusing primarily on early morning and afternoon and early evening game drives but full day drives are common if guests prefer. The camp has 4 custom built Land Cruisers specially designed for the conditions and photography (fold-down screens, raised roofs, photographic bars, multi-plug invertors).
Selinda is primarily a land-based camp, however, boating is possible on the Spillway in one of the campandrsquo;s 2 powerboats, water level dependent, and rod/reel fishing from March to December each year is possible. It is possible to arrange morning walks too. In the midday, during siesta, guests can take refuge in the hide overlooking the Spillway and do some birding.
Sleep outs under a mosquito net on a raised platform in the African wild are available for those who want an extra adventure. This must be booked in advance, and is subject to extra cost and availability.