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Overview

The Selinda Spillway is an ephemeral waterway that ribbons through the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, flowing eastward from the Okavango Delta before splitting into the Linyanti and Chobe rivers. After years without revitalising water, this mysterious waterway began running freely from the Okavango Delta – thanks to increased rainfall levels and geological shifts.

Selinda Camp rests elegantly on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, as it enters the Linyanti River. It is situated in the private Selinda Reserve, a remote wilderness area that’s home to thousands of elephants, endangered wild dog, and the famous Selinda Lion Pride – the stars of the National Geographic film, Birth of a Pride.

The camp’s décor is centred around the four elements of earth, fire, air and water, and radiates a very careful blend of safari authenticity and luxurious bells ‘n whistles. Spacious and sturdy canvas tents are shaded with thatch roofing and raised on wooden decks, featuring private verandas for your own slice of Africa.

The Selinda Reserve harbours a staggering diversity of wildlife which you will discover on game drives in vehicles specially designed for photography – equipped with fold-down screens, raised roofs, photographic bars and multi-plug invertors. Walking safaris are also offered, as well as boating excursions on the Spillway (water-level dependent). Selinda’s open plains are ideal for cheetah, while the thicker woodlands provide refuge for leopard. The area is most famous for elephant, lion, wild dog, hippo, buffalo and giraffe.

Highlights

  • Beautifully designed safari camp in a pristine wilderness area
  • Spacious tents with deep stone bath tubs and double vanities
  • Game drives in vehicles specially designed for photography
  • See the famous Selinda Lion Pride from the film, Birth of a Pride
  • Resident wild dogs usually set up a den near camp during winter (about June to August)
  • Game viewing from the photography hide

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drives
  • Night drives
  • Bush dining
  • Photographic safaris
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Guided walking safaris
Set in a pristine wilderness area, Selinda Camp offers an authentic and promising game viewing experience combined with knowledgeable and passionate rangers.This is a safari experience not to be missed.
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Rooms

Tent

Each canvas tent offers guests ample space and a private veranda connected by sliding wood-framed doors. Special features include small seating areas and desks, as well as extended dressing- and twin basin vanity areas in en suite bathrooms – complete with deep stone bathtubs and beautiful antique showers.

Selinda’s family unit consists of a main bedroom, a kid’s room, and two bathrooms that are connected by a wrap-around deck.

Facilities

The camp’s large thatched central area has two comfortable lounges and a dining area, and is raised to showcase the gorgeous views of the Selinda Spillway. The central pool area is a welcome respite after a day’s thrilling game drives, and the convivial fire pit is the ideal place to salute the African sunset with a refreshing drink.

Dining

Delicious meals are prepared in the camp’s kitchen and complimented by an excellent wine selection from the climate controlled, walk-in wine cellar. Due to captivating game drives, picnic breakfasts and lunches are often delivered to you in the bush.

General facilities

  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Boma
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Wi-fi available
  • Wine cellar

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Dates Board Price
2022-06-15 — 2022-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $3,205
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-19 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,150
2022-12-20 — 2023-01-10 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $3,205

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Selinda Camp
JM

Joao Moita

"Selinda was very, very different and wonderful."
JK

Judy Kaminstein

"I just wanted to let you know that trip worked out fine. The flights coordinated and the lodges were good. We really loved Madikwe and Selinda."
TS

Thomas Sullivan

Selinda camp In terms of luxury, Selinda camp felt like a real step up. The main dining area and our tent were really luxurious, with amazing views. The camp is probably more suited to couples on a romantic getaway. Overall the food was good and we w ere very happy with the snacks provided at morning and afternoon tea. The game drives were also excellent. Our guide Joseph was really professional and had no problem finding animals for us. His work to find us a pride of 9 lions was nothing short of amazing, so we have him to thank for all the wonderful photos we captured. We also tried our luck at fishing during our stay and again had a great time. In 2 hours we caught 5 tilapia and 7 or 8 catfish, including some real big ones!
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Keith Brodovcky

Selinda was much more western to me. Bigger but has it's own charm. We went on a 4 hour walk in grass taller than me! Different perspective of the land. We saw lots of game there too ... Breakfast pap around the fire was great way to start the day. O ur guide there was great too... seems the guides all come from the areas local to the camps.. such lovely people.
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