Selinda Camp is located in the 300,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana and is built on a wooded island on the banks of the Selinda Spillway close to where the Linyanti, Savuti and Kwando Rivers come together. The views of the open flood plains and savanna are astounding and wildlife is a constant feature of the camp.
This camp is owned and was rebuilt in 2007 by famed wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. They have created one of Botswana’s most luxurious tented camps featuring nine well-appointed tents with expansive views and large bathroom areas. The common areas include an art gallery, plunge pool, chilled wine cellar, and two meal areas that are under thatch and under the stars. Splendid meals are featured and this is a camp where refinement meets the wild.
Selinda Camp offers game drives throughout the day – focusing primarily on early morning and afternoon/early evening game drives – but guests can travel out at midday to enjoy a siesta at one of the game viewing hides that are mostly located overlooking water. Short or full morning walks can be arranged and boating is also on offer as is fly-fishing (but guests must bring their own fly rods).
It is also possible to arrange a sleepout on an elevated platform with just a mattress and mosquito net for an unbelievable wilderness experience but you will be hard pressed to give up a night in your tent.
The Selinda Reserve is well known for its outstanding predator viewing as the open plains are especially good for observing the highly endangered African wild dog and cheetah. Lions and leopard are also seen with frequency and there is a good variety of antelope species including spectacular sable and roan antelope. Giraffe and elephants are regular fixtures.
- Plunge Pool