Botswana’s beautiful Selinda Reserve
Located in the breathtakingly unspoilt 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve, Selinda Camp is home to some of Africa’s largest herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as rare African wild dog. This is one of Botswana’s most outstanding camps, offering a high standard of comfort whilst seemlessly blending with its environment. The design was inspired by the thatched village of Sangwali – which once housed 3,000 warriors and provided David Livingstone with 200 men for his travels. Throughout the lodge are spears and shields and a castaway island theme reflecting its watery surroundings.
Arrival at the camp is usually by boat and guests then walk along a long wooden jetty to the stunning main lodge. The entrance from the jetty leads into an spacious and opulent lounge and dining area set under pyramid-shaped high thatch roofs and open to the surrounding wilderness. The lounge is furnished with huge Persian rugs and sumptuous leather couches and armchairs. Numerous small, chandelier-style lights are suspended from the ceiling, creating a romantic atmosphere once the sun goes down. A delightful outdoor deck extends out from the lounge with seating and a fire pit perfect for a pre (or post) dinner drink. For any guests who may have forgotten an essential item, or wish to purchase a memento of their stay, there is also a bush boutique. Other facilities include a spa and an extensive wine cellar that is often used as a quiet spot for private dining.
This ultra-exclusive camp offers just 4 spectacular tented villas, including one luxurious two-bedroom suite. The three spacious tented villas are all set under thatch and feature ensuite bathrooms, exotic furniture and luxurious beds under mosquito nets. The bathrooms boast dual sinks and claw-footed bathtubs with views over the floodplains. Each suite also has its own spacious outdoor deck, complete with sun lounges, cushioned benches and private plunge pool with endless views over the plains.
This outstanding 2-bedroom suite can cater for families (up to 5), couples travelling together or guests who are just after added exclusivity and intimacy. The two bedrooms sit either side of the central open-plan lounge and dining room, which in turn opens out onto a spacious outdoor deck. The private deck is fitted with sun lounges, couches and a plunge pool with sweeping views over the waterways of the Selinda Reserve. There is also a second deck at the front of the suite with a firepit which is often a popular spot for pre-dinner drinks.
Wildlife abounds in this picture-perfect setting, from huge herds of elephant and buffalo to regular sightings of predators including African wild dog and lion. The famous Selinda Lion Pride featured in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by legendary documentary makers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. A typical day on safari at Selinda Camp involves an early morning and late afternoon game drive in open 4WD vehicles, with the opportunity to go on guided bush walks or boat cruises (water levels permitting) as an alternative. In between game activities, guests can also enjoy massages in the privacy of their own rooms.
- A superb luxury safari camp at the edge of the remote Selinda Spillway
- Situated in the unspoilt 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve
- Just 4 exclusive tented villas including a the two-bedroom Selinda Suite
- Private outdoor decks with plunge pools overlooking the Selinda Spillway
- Chances to spot wildlife including lion, elephant and rare African wild dog
- A range of activities ranging from walks and game drives to boating
- Game drives morning and afternoon/early evening
- Guided nature walks
- Boat cruises (water level dependent)
*Some activities are available at extra cost.
Light aircraft transfers to Selinda Camp can be arranged from Maun, Kasane or selected camps in the Delta.
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