Selinda Camp

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Pristine wilderness at Selinda Safari Camp

A swish safari retreat, Selinda Camp is the epitome of refined elegance and bushveld indulgence on a safari to Botswana, to the astounding beauty of the Okavango Delta. 

If you are looking for a pristine wilderness, then choose Selinda Safari Camp, rated as one of the most remote destinations in Botswana with only 4 tented suites, promising a truly special safari experience.

We love the lavish tents designed around their beautiful wooden furniture and large comfortable beds and promising charming, inviting interiors. Absorb the panoramic views from your private deck or opt for the company of other guests in the cosy communal areas. Relish the friendly service and soak up the laid-back ambiance of the camp. Tuck into delectable cuisine complemented by some of the fine wines from the cellar.

Choose Selinda Camp, a Great Plains Conservation Réserve-Collection safari camp, and one of only a select few of Botswana-based Relais & Châteaux member properties. 

It does its best to merge three cultures in its magical setting – European, Mokololo and Bayei and it has been carefully created to look like the thatched village of Sangwali. This means that the camp is decorated with spears, shields and all things African, the earth being the focus and the earth’s elements being woven into the core design: water, soil, air and fire.

Water is the number one element thanks to the magnificent location of Selinda right here in the mesmerising wilderness of this Okavango Delta phenomenon. In fact, it is further north, on the banks of the Selinda Spillway where it flows into the Linyanti River where play elephants in huge herds, wild dogs in packs and lion prides hunting daily. For those who have read the book by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, made into the National Geographic documentary “Birth of a Pride”, it was all filmed here. 

Selinda Camp is surely the epitome of a classic Okavango safari destination, complete with its enormous thatched central area that tucks into the trees and makes the most of the open plains beyond. Water and grasslands, diverse wildlife, exquisite sunsets and splendid vistas, why would you ever want to leave this paradise? A Botswana jewel hiding in a remote part of a popular tourist destination, still largely unexplored up here in the Linyanti system.

The other natural elements are reflected in the lodge’s ingenious design. The element of air is represented by flowing and blowing silks, decorating the ceilings of the lounge area, as gentle breezes blow through this five-star lodge. Earth is an element resplendent in the food you eat at Selinda – nutritious wholesome meals from the earthy kitchen home grown and freshly created right here. Fires are lit at night for atmospheric evenings after game viewing expeditions, meat and food freshly grilled and visitors finding time to interact and learn about that region’s biodiversity. 

It is intimate at Camp Selinda, with only three large lavish suites and one two bedroomed tented villa called the Selinda Suite.  Large modern en suite bathrooms, private swimming pools, decks, hammocks, outside seating and comfy beds ensure that guests have all that they need to really relax in style. For regal exclusive use, the unique Selinda Suite offers privileged guests their personal safari guide, chef, manager/butler, and entrance to their villa.

Set off daily on breath-taking, jaw-dropping outdoor activities that include game drives, game walks, boating, tracking, birding and other customised activities so that you see mind blowing wildlife and landscapes in this serene part of the Okavango Delta, a Botswana secret, for sure

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It’s time to book a dream vacation to a pristine wilderness at Selinda Safari Camp, rated as one of the most remote unspoiled bushveld regions in Botswana. With only 4 upper class safari tents for visitors who love solitude, it offers a truly special safari experience. Far north, Selinda Camp rests within a vast 320 000-acre private Selinda reserve on the banks of the remarkable Selinda Spillway, a vital water sources for the Okavango Delta.

The Selinda Spillway flows in two directions, linking the southern Okavango Delta with the western Linyanti wetlands, and then the famous Savute Channel. The Chobe River, the great Zambezi River and the amazing Caprivi Strip are all linked in some way to this vital life blood that feeds the area and attracts the wildlife. 

The best way to plan such a journey would be to book an all-inclusive overland expedition to Selinda Camp as the central pivot, then seeing the beauty of the Linyanti-Savute systems and heading further south to the Okavango Delta in all her glory, then maybe a few days in the Chobe River and into Vic Falls! We customise such dream safaris the way you like them into irresistible African packages. 

The only way to get into Selida Camp is via scheduled air transfers or private charters in the dry season and by boat in the wet season – game drives start at the airstrip as guests take a 45 min transfer from their planes to the camp. Book pampering in house massages if need be and enjoy boat activities when the waters are high. 

Selinda Camp was the base for the making of the National Geographic film about the Selinda Lion Pride, “Birth of a Pride” by the Jouberts who also wrote their book about their experiences in Africa. 

Stay in uber luxury tents with modern bathrooms, large decks with seating areas, hammocks and swimming pools, plus views into the Delta and grasslands beyond. So much space here, so much silence and the luxury is all encompassing. Private villa guests will feel as if they are on their own planet in their exclusive use villa with open plan lounge, dining area and two lavish bedrooms. 

They enjoy private game rangers, chefs, hosts and more too! If this is your idea of a pristine wilderness break away in Botswana, then contact us for more details and to book your all-inclusive deal to the Delta.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Selinda Camp

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Activities

  • All year round game viewing and birding
  • Day and night game drives in customized safari vehicles
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Boat trips and canoe safaris
  • In room massages

Included

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Scheduled wildlife activities 
  • Meals 
  • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages including premium brand spirits and champagne
  • Laundry 
  • Return airstrip road transfers (return scheduled seat in plane air transfers from Maun and/or Kasane Airports, as well as inter-camp air transfers from Great Plains properties and those third parties in the greater Okavango Delta and Linyanti/Savuti regions, to this camp)

Luxury accommodation bedroom interior at Selinda Camp in the Okavango Delta
that include this property

Facilities

  • 9 elegant, tented villas under thatch
  • En-suite bath & shower, dressing area, seating area, mosquito net-draped beds, shaded verandas
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Bar

Highlights

  • Set within the 320,000-acre private Selinda Reserve, this camp is a remarkable refuge in the Linyante-Savute region the lifeblood to all wildlife 
  • Remotely situated – perfect for guests wanting to experience an exclusive and off the beaten track safari – to interact with rare species on walks, boats and game drives
  • A Great Plains Conservation Réserve-Collection safari camp, committed to ecotourism initiatives and conservation of this region to secure the wildlife and is habitat forever
  • Fully inclusive rates of lavish tented accommodation, nouvelle cuisine made from the earth, quality drinks and all transfers on charters and in vehicles.


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