Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in a private Reserve, in northern Botswana. On safari in the Selinda, it is possible to see a great diversity of species, from resident prides of lion to impressive herds of elephant and packs of wild dog. It is also home to plains game, and nocturnal wildlife, too, is prolific. Exploration of this vast area defies imagination... by foot, 4x4 open game drive vehicle, boat or simply sitting quietly in a hide.
Selinda Camp represents the conjoining of 3 European, Mokololo and Bayei, with a theme that resembles the thatched historic village of Sangwali, known to David Livingstone.
Selinda Camp’s design can be summed by Water (the Selinda Spillway), Air (the billowing silks of of the ceilings in the lounge area) and Earth (the delectable home-grown meals).
The camp now boasts only 3 expansive guest tents, each set under thatch and with large en-suite bathrooms, large private veranda and private swimming pool. Each of these luxury tents is unique, as it has its own colour palette and theme.
In addition to the three main tents, the Selinda Suite is a two-bedroom tented villa. The Selinda Suite operates on an exclusive basis, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler and entrance to their residence.
In the main area of this Botswana Safari Camp, the high-beamed ceilings and traditional thatch roof coupled with the raised wooden foundation keep the area cool in the African sun. Just adjacent to the fire pit, Zanzibari doors lead down to a generous wine cellar. Here, a selection of wines of the region and Europe are available. Meals are generally tabled'hote and include a light breakfast at dawn, a hearty brunch on return from the morning activity, afternoon tea and snacks before the afternoon activity, rounded off with a sumptuous dinner in the evening.
Activities are varied at Selinda Camp and include early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives, guided wildlife bush walks, and boating (when water levels permit). There is no set routine, although early morning, late afternoon and evenings are the prime game viewing times - it's when the colours are vibrant, the sun is low and spirits are up.Selinda Reserve is famous for elephant and lion, wild dog and hippo, buffalo and giraffe. The open plains are an ideal habitat for cheetah and the thicker woodlands are refuge for leopard.
One of Africa's most endangered predators, the African wild dog, is usually resident and the Selinda pack frequently dens in close proximity to the camp. Other common species include: large herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, hyena, waterbuck, kudu, steenbok, lechwe, and impala. Nocturnal species include civet, serval, wildcat, honey badger,springhares, aardvark and aardwolf.
You can also enjoy short bushwalks from Selinda camp with your guide. Between activities, and during siesta, you can access to an elevated hide overlooking the floodplains. This is a great spot for birding during the heat of the day.
Other activities are available by special request, such in room massage treatments.
Children of 8 years and older are welcome.