Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the new Selinda Camp rests on the banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway as it enters the Linyanti River.
Selinda Camp is the most classic offering of the Great Plains Conservation stable. The company is owned by Derek & Beverly Joubert, both National Geographic filmmakers, with a passion for Botswana and the conservation of its wildlife. Their commitment to authentic safaris really shines through in the attention to detail here, whether it be the elegant Persian rugs or the beautiful artefacts collected during their travels.
The camp was designed with the elements in mind. Splashes of blue and the crystal-clear pool look out over the waterways of the Selinda Spillway. The billowing silks pay homage to the air and the breezes which ripple the endless sea of grasses. Earth is represented by the lovingly cooked meals and the evening camp fire completes the ethos of being in harmony with nature.
The 320,000 Selinda concession on which it is located is absolutely teaming with life. During the dry season in particular huge numbers of elephant and buffalo are commonplace as are the predators which share their domain. Wild dog sightings are especially good here.
Being situated on a private concession means that game drives and night drives are both possible here as well as good walking safaris. The camp is situated on the Selinda Spillway, which has been flowing consistently for the last decade and is therefore able to offer boating safaris when water levels permit. All activities are expertly led by the Great Plains guides, who we believe to be the best Botswana has to offer.
We recommend combining Selinda Camp with Duba Plains or another classic camp in the Okavango Delta for a complete Botswana safari.
Unique in its design, the three expansive guest suites each features an indoor en-suite bathroom, a large private veranda with outdoor seating, and a private swimming pool.
The camp has three expansive guest tents, each covered under thatch and with large en-suite bathrooms, large private veranda and private swimming pool. Each guest tents is unique, designed with its own colour palette and theme. There is in some cultures a fifth element, ‘metal’, which is also incorporated into the design. Every space enhances what Livingstone would have had, what he would have travelled with and found. But beyond that, we go back to the Robinson Crusoe feel, including textures of rope, rooms under thatch, hammocks, lots of space, nautical elements and salvaged wood. In addition to the three main tents, the Selinda Suite (like its fellow Zarafa Dhow Suite and the Duba Plains Suite), consists of a two-bedroom tented villa. The Selinda Suite operates exclusively, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler and entrance to their residence.
Power in Room
Private Plunge Pool
Kids Safari Around Camp
In Room Safe
Full Day Game Drive
Night Drive Safari
Sundowner Boat Cruise
Mokoro Boat Safari
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