Okavango Explorers

Stunning Explorer camp in the heart of the Okavango

From $1090 per person

Offering the following

Family Units
Game Drives
Night Drives
Walking Safaris


Dry Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

A lovely addition to the “Explorers” range of camps by Great Plains, this lodge provides you access to another region in the Okavango Delta from where you can explore its diverse wildlife.

Great Plains have done really well with this type of product, providing a really stunning setup with ornate bush lodges which still feel close to the ground and the earth itself. With just 6 large Meru style tents, its a small and inviting lodge, having a bit of luxury whilst being at the lower end of cots for this amazing company.

No doubt this only enhances the renowned quality services and wildlife access this company already provides.


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The focus of your stay is centred around exploration and adventure. As such, a large portion of the wildlife viewing activities involve drives in our specially adapted vehicles, walking with some canoeing on the Selinda Spillway as it enters the Selinda Reserve from the west being fed from the upper fringes of the Okavango Delta. 

The custom-built, open Toyota Land Cruisers are specially designed for our conditions and photography, including fold-down windscreens, raised roofs, photographic bars, and multi-plug inverters. Each Land Cruiser is fully stocked with reference books, drinks, and snacks. Guests have the opportunity to experience up-close encounters with elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, buffalo, eland, zebra and other ungulate species. This is a prime bird-watching country, and opportunities abound for guests to spot resident and migrant species, especially in the early morning and late afternoons. 

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are taken in the region

Night Drives

Amazing activity witnessed after dark


Paddling gently through the floodplains in a canoe - seasonal


A boating safari gives you a unique Linyanti experience - seasonal

Walking Safaris

Experience nature close up on foot


Okavango Explorers Camp is a brand-new Explorer Collection safari camp located in the southwest of Botswana’s private Selinda Reserve. At the intersection of the upper Okavango Delta water system and the famed Selinda Spillway, the camp’s location is a unique combination of two iconic ecosystems. This area may be new to guests but has been known to us for many years as one teeming with wildlife.

The 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana is a prime predator and elephant habitat. This new location has been handpicked for its access to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region, along the southernmost section of Selinda Spillway. Lion, leopard and wild dogs hunt these parts regularly. There are good densities of giraffe, buffalo and exciting and now rare antelope like roan, sable and eland. At the peak of the dry season in late September, the Selinda Reserve has been documented to be home to over 9,000 elephants concentrated along this river system. For lovers of elephants, this is the place to be in the dry season. There is phenomenal birdlife in this area for those looking for some ‘lifers’.

Okavango Explorers Camp creates a safari experience reminiscent of exploring the unknown African hinterland in a 1920’s style. The camp exudes a spirit of the romance of yesteryear whilst ensuring that adventure and discovery are an essential part of the journey.

Enjoy moments where wildlife congregates along the Selinda Spillway to drink and marvel at the setting of the African sun across wildlife-filled plains. The safari experiences include wildlife viewing drives, canoeing and walking because Okavango Explorers Camp is in one of the most remote parts of this private reserve.

Okavango Explorers Camp is the perfect safari camp to combine with its fellow Explorer-Collection safari camps, Selinda Explorers and Duba Explorers Camps. This camp is ideal for friends or families wanting to take the whole camp for extended stays and to make it their own.

Room Description

For its standard and cost, the rooms are pretty luxurious and are adorned with antique styles and are big on comfort.

As with their sister camp, Selinda Explorers the rooms are in a “campaign” style mostly associated with East Africa and there is an open air bathroom to the rear

A lovely writing desk and table sit close to the front which has very  large openings and can lead to a seated area just outside…

We do believe that the ambiance of this type of room adds value to the tradition of a safari of old.

2023 Pricing

Prices are per person per night sharing

Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will guarantee that our rates will be lower than retail rates.

contact us for single traveller prices.

11 January to March


April to 14 June


15 June to October


November to 19 Dec


20 Dec to 10 Jan



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