Linyanti and Selinda
Selinda Camp nestles discreetly in the impressive and pristine 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana, perched on the eastern banks of the Selinda Spillway. Open grasslands as far as the eye can see are dotted with palm islands and water holes, attracting large numbers of plains game and predators alike. Loved for its terrific game viewing and great hospitality, Selinda is a set in a truly spectacular and unique landscape. Approaching the camp is an experience in itself. After a game drive to the boat terminal, guests are then picked up by speedboat and transported down river, and access to the camp is via a private walkway.
Each of Selinda Camp's eight spacious, canvas tented suites are shaded with thatched roofs and raised on wooden decks with a large private verandah for a slice of one’s own private Africa. More than 50% of each room is outside, maximising the safari experience. Each tent has a small seating area and desk. One of the tents is a family unit, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms connected by a wrap-around deck. Selinda’s commanding main lounge and dining area is raised with fabulous views of the Spillway. The décor is mix of cool Zanzibar and modern African safari style with soaring high ceilings and lots of outside space.
Nearby is the large walk-in wine cellar and art gallery as well as the curio shop. After the day’s events, the pool is a welcome respite, and then a drink around the fire pit rounds out the day beautifully. Safaris excursions from Selinda are many and varied. With the dynamic surrounding area, game viewing, walking, boating and mekoro rides are all possible depending on water levels. Wild swimming in the crystal clear water is also an option for the brave amongst us. The Selinda Reserve, in the dry season, has the highest concentration of elephant in Botswana. It is also home to huge wild dog, lion and water buffalo populations.
Selinda Explorers is the sister, entry level camp, still beautifully comfortable just without the trimmings of the premium property. Both camps are owned by Great Plains, whose staunch not-for-profit model mean that 100% of profits go into habitat expansion and community projects in which the safari camps are located.
Features in the following itineraries
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Anonymous, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India