Selinda

Premier Lodge in one of the best wildlife areas

From $1745 per person

Offering the following

Private Plunge Pools
Game Drives
Night Drives
Boating
Walking
Massage
Gym
Fishing
Hides

5 STAR

Dry Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

The camp has taken a leap forward offering a superb and sublime lodge in what can only be described as paradise. Selinda was completely rebuilt in 2019.

The detail in camp is stunning and although this lodge of a very high standard, it takes full advantage of one of the best wildlife areas in Botswana.

Expert guides are on hand to showcase the prolific nature of the concessions flair and fauna.

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Wildlife

Selinda Camp offers game drives throughout the day focusing primarily on early morning and afternoon and early evening wildlife viewing drives but full day drives are common if guests prefer. The camp offers custom built Land cruisers specially designed for our conditions and photography (fold-down screens, raised roofs, photographic bars, multi-plug invertors). 

The Cruisers are fully stocked with drinks and snacks. Selinda is primarily a land-based camp; however, boating is possible on the Spillway in one of the camp’s powerboats, water level dependent; and you can toss the bait with some rod/reel fishing from March to December each year. If stretching one’s legs and getting a feel for Africa by foot is the guest’s preference, then it’s possible to arrange morning walks. In the mid-day, during siesta, guests can take refuge in our hide overlooking the Spillway and do some birding.

Your days are spent traversing the area on game drives

Game Drives

Experience the nocturnal movements of predators

Night Drives

Getting as close to nature as you dare

Walking

Motor boats traverse the seasonal waters of the Okavango Delta

Boating

Overview

NORTHERN BOTSWANA Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the brand new Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, as it enters the Linyanti River. The private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve boasts elephants by the thousands, regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs as well as the famous Selinda Lion Pride recently feature in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. 

The area has a sense of remoteness, a true spirit of Africa, and is a great example of Botswana bush embodying a variety of species and rare animals.  The completely rebuilt Selinda Camp reopened in 2019. The new Selinda Camp represents the meeting place of three cultures; European, Mokololo and Bayei and is themed to resemble that of the thatched village of Sangwali, one that used to house 3,000 warriors and sufficient enough to loan David Livingstone 200 men during his travels.  Spears, shields and an African version of Robinson Crusoe is the enduring theme through the camp, and its architectural design elements center around water, air, earth and fire, all of which ground the design.  

Selinda Camp’s design pays homage first and foremost to Water, with splashes of blue and crystal-clear swimming pools offering views over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway to ease your arrival, usually by boat. The billowing silks, which adorn the ceilings of the lounge area, are a tribute to Air and the afternoon breezes that ripple the endless sea of nearby grasses. 

Earth is represented in the cornucopia of home-grown meals lovingly prepared in our kitchens, fresh from the earth, and the bright flames of our evening Fire complete the ethos of being in harmony with nature’s natural elements. 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, includ

Room Description

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.

2022 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

$1745

April to 14 June

$2200

15 June to October

$3255

November to 19 Dec

$2200

20 Dec to 10 Jan

$3255

 

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