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.