The Selinda Reserve is home to some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo left in Southern Africa
This is also one of the last great bastions of the endangered African wild dog
Upstream of the Salute Channel and Chobe so with all of the advantages of these famous areas but with complete exclusivity
The camp is made up of a large thatched main area with two lounges and a large dining area. There is a swimming pool to cool off in on hotter days as well as a fire pit area with plenty of seating. Rare for safari camps is the climate controlled walk-in wine cellar, where romantic private dinners and wine tastings can be held. There is also a small art gallery and curio shop for any guests wanting to take back some memories with them.
There are eight guest tents in the camp, each raised up on wooden decking and under a thatch roof. Each tent has a small sitting area and desk, can be set up with a king size bed or two twins and has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water and a large bathtub. One of the tents is two bedrooms and bathrooms making it an ideal option for families who want their children in a connecting bedroom. Each tent contains wonderful special touches such as the Swarovski binoculars provided for guests’ use and the ‘Gym in a bag’ containing a yoga mat, weights and other useful workout items.
Activities at Selinda tent to focus primarily on early morning and afternoon/evening game drives but morning bush walks are also possible and when water levels are high enough boating and fishing is possible on the Spillway. The game drive vehicles are kitted out to the highest specification with photographic bars and multi-plug invertors and take just 4-6 guests per vehicle. Should you be feeling particularly adventurous and able to tear yourself away from the beauty of your tent then sleep outs under a mosquito net of a raised platform are also available when booked in advance. This really is a magical opportunity not to be missed as you fall asleep under the African sky listening to the sounds of the bush around you.
Selinda Camp is located in northern Botswana, in the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve. The camp itself is set on the Eastern bank of the Selinda Spillway, not far from the confluence of the Linyanti, Savute and Kwando Rivers. The proximity of these rivers ensures a year round high concentration of game in the area. The reserve is upstream from Chobe and benefits from all the advantages of that famed wildlife area but with the added exclusivity that being in a private reserve allows. The Selinda Reserve is famed for it’s high populations of wildlife, in the dry season it boasts thousands of elephants and another major draw is the Selinda pack of African wild dogs.
There are so many reasons to love Selinda Camp, not least the luxuriousness of the camp itself. The owners of the camp care deeply about conservation and it’s fascinating to hear all about their efforts to preserve the wildlife and landscape of this extraordinary part of Africa. On top of that remember the well stocked wine-cellar where you can enjoy private dinners and the sleep-out hide where you can spend a night under the stars and what more could you ask for!
There are 8 tented villas at Selinda Camp, including one family room with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Children over the age of 6 are welcome.
There are overhead ceiling fans in the tents.
There are yoga mats, eights and bands provided in each suite and in-room massages are available at an additional cost.
Swarovski 8x42 binoculars are provided in every guest tent.
Wi-Fi is available in the guests tents. There is no mobile signal. Each tent is also equipped with universal plug points.
The camp is reached by charter flight from Kasane (50 minutes) or Maun (45 minutes). It is then a 40 minute drive/boat transfer from the airstrip to the camp itself.
Selinda Camp will be closed from 1st November 2018 - 30th May 2019 for rebuild.