Selinda Explorers Camp
Located on an outlying stretch of the Selinda Spillway close to the heart of Botswana’s pristine private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve, this camp is a camp with a conscience. Given its remote location Selinda Explorer is easily accessed by chartered flights from Maun and Kasane approximating 50 minutes.
Under a canopy of sky-high trees, the four expedition style tents typify the ideology of exploration, connecting guests directly with the pulse of the wild. All of which overlook the water with private verandas and roomy hammocks. Inside the tents Persian rugs, crystal decanters, old travelling trunks and recycled wood furniture create a tranquil and transient atmosphere. The cool and shady communal area provides a place for guests to mingle, and delicious meals are cooked over open fires out in the open.
Hot and cold water set on large copper vanities are provided on demand. The tents all contain separate en-suite flushing toilets and shower areas, although enclosed round the sides for privacy, are open to the stars. For a smidgen of romance, brass hipbaths can be portered to a nearby sandbank on the slip of the Selinda Spillway for bathing under the night sky.
Home to huge herds of buffalo and elephant, the wildlife viewing activities here are principally focused on spectacular guided walks, canoe trips and game drives. Other regular sightings include lion, wild dog, sable and roan antelope - all spotted on a regular basis.
One of the things we love most about this camp is their ethos ‘to touch the earth lightly’ which is exercised and evident in many ways. It’s hand-built, 100% solar powered, their activities are predominantly engine free and their water systems are highly proficient. In fact, all the camps drinking water goes through an Ultra Violet reverse osmosis system, which leaves no impurities.
Caroline's Hot Tips
Book the camp exclusively for a suggested stay of 3 nights and extend your trip to combine with Selinda or Duba Expedition Camp in the Okavango Delta
Soak yourself under the stars in a brass hipbath on the sandbanks of the Selinda Spillway with a naughty nightcap in hand
Explore the 129 500 hectare private wildlife reserve on foot with your guide or on a canoe safari - it's what Selinda Explorer is all about
Cool yourself down in the heat of the day with a swim in the clear waters (ask your guide to accompany you)
Take a good book and get comfortable in your peaceful hammock under the shady tree
A favourite travel quote
'We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us'.
Selinda Explorers Camp Overview
BEST SUITED TO – Honeymooners and adventurous couples/ groups of friends
NUMBER OF ROOMS – Four tents
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF STAY – 3 nights
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL – Any time of year, except December and February when the camp is closed due to seasonal rains
CHILDREN – Children from 10 years old are welcome
WE LOVE IT BECAUSE – Perfect for nature lovers