Selinda Camp & Suite

A safari experience in the heart of Botswana’s 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve, this luxurious and remote tented camp offers incredible wildlife viewing that includes resident elephant herds and lion prides.

Why you'll love it here

  • Discover a pristine wilderness safari experience in an authentic and remote camp
  • Escape to a Robinson Crusoe-style location, but with luxury enhancements
  • Observe the huge number of resident elephant herds and wild dog packs
  • See the famous Selinda lions from the National Geographic film ‘Birth of a Pride’

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon, Family,

Cheryl

Travel Specialist

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As far as African safari experiences go this is certainly the place to have one of the best.

Set in a pristine area of Botswana’s wilderness, the high density of elephant herds that are drawn by the waters of the Linyanti River can be seen from above as you fly into the camp. But not to worry if you miss them; a guided trip into the bush just before sunset almost guarantees you’ll capture a sighting and photos of these unforgettable creatures.

The camp, which is on the banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway and one of only a handful of Botswana-based Relais & Châteaux properties, has a real sense of remoteness within the private 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve. As well as the resident elephants, regular wildlife spotting includes a pack of African wild dogs, and the Selinda lion pride; recently made famous by the National Geographic film ‘Birth of a Pride’.

Selinda Camp is home to three large guest suites, as well as the separate two-bedroom Selinda Suite; an exclusive retreat tucked away from the main camp. Each suite has a private pool and large verandah, with the decor throughout the camp designed to give a Robinson Crusoe feel. Think thatched roofs, salvaged wood and rope textures.

Here you’ll spend most of your time tracking wildlife on guided bush walks or open-vehicle safari drives, seeking out leopards, lions, hippos and as many as 200 species of bird. And when you’re not? Well there are treatments to enjoy in the spa; wines to be sampled in the underground cellar; exceptional dishes to sample at the decked, open-air dining area; and memories to capture thanks to the complimentary specialist camera equipment made available in your suite.

Lounge/Diner
Spa
In-room gym equipment
Boutique

Wildlife Experiences

Surrounded by acres of Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, this diverse ecosystem on the edge of the Linyanti River is a prime spot for a wildlife spotting safari.
To maximize your chances of seeing as diverse a range of animals and birdlife as possible, the team at Selinda Camp puts on various activities, including: day safari drives, night safari drives, helicopter flights, boat trips, guided safari walks, fishing and Young Explorers Activities for children.

Photography

Of course an essential part of the safari experience is the opportunity to capture on camera the wildlife. That’s why at Selinda Camp, each suite has a professional Canon camera (5D body and 35-135mm, and 100-400mm lenses) for you to use. At the end of your stay all of the images you’ve taken are transferred onto a USB stick for you to take home and share with family and friends.

Spa

You can book a relaxing treatment from the menu of Spacology therapies at the Selinda Camp spa. All of the ingredients used in the treatments were personally chosen by owners of the camp’s parent group (Great Plains Conservation), Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

Parent group of Selinda Camp & Suites, Great Plains Conservation, has made a commitment to responsible travel.
The camp itself has been awarded Botswana Tourism Organisation’s highest EcoTourism rating and is Fair Trade Tourism certified, with the Selinda Reserve named one of the world’s Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.
In practice the camp has eliminated single-use plastics, has been constructed using recycled hardwood, and uses new technology (such as bio-digesters and Tesla solar batteries) to create sustainable energy.
The Great Plains Foundation has been formed to commit long-term to the environment and wildlife in Botswana, in part funded by Great Plains Conservation. Each stay includes a Conservation and Community Levy as your contribution to the Great Plains Foundation.
Another initiative you may find interesting to look into during your stay is offsetting the carbon emissions from your flight to the camp with a donation that goes directly to Conservation Roots, Solar Mamas or the Sapi Restoration Initiative.

Want to know more?

Call our Travel Specialists for a chat with our Botswana experts. They'll share their first-hand insights so you can find your perfect holiday.

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

 

Cheryl

Travel Specialist

Not sure where to stay in Botswana? I'm here to help. Give me a call and I'll share my first-hand insights to find your perfect spot.

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