Selinda Camp is is a comfortable tented safari camp in The Selinda Reserve and situated on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. The Selinda Reserve joins the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti/Kwando waterways, the river systems close to the eastern boundary of Chobe National Park. The Reserve follows the Selinda Spillway, a dry river that connects the Okavango to the Chobe River. The Spillway flows only in years of high floods and high rainfall. The Selinda, covers some 1350 square kilometres. The camps are small and personal, where only a handful of guests can experience a big game safari in the finest African tradition. Selinda Camp is owned and operated by Linyanti Explorations and is the sister camp to Zibalianja Camp, also located nearby in The Selinda. Selinda is a derivative meaning “many small pools of water” in the Khoesan language of northern Botswana.
At a Glance
- Accommodation – Capacity – 24
- 12 bedded tented camp
- En-suite bathroom facilities
- Morning and afternoon game drives by open 4×4 safari vehicle
- Occasional bush dinners
- Bush walks
- Boating and fishing on the lagoon
- Swimming pool
- Excellent bird watching
- Trained resident naturalist guides
Selinda Camp is a 12 bedded tented camp; each of the 6 Meru style tents has a thatch canopy over it and private bathroom, which is created out of natural reeds, where you can enjoy hot and cold running water and a shower under the open skies of Botswana. Guests enjoy wholesome cuisine in the raised thatched dining area overlooking the Selinda Spillway. There is the traditional campfire, fireside bar, a two-tiered thatched dining, lounge, and reading area, a plunge pool and a small curio shop. Daily laundry services are included.
Activities include game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, as well as night drives with spotlights. The camp also offers occasional bush dinners. Short walks with fully qualified guides either from camp or on drives are highly recommended. At certain times of the year, guests may enjoy boating and fishing on the lagoon. As a special activity, every full moon, guests have an opportunity to take part in the camp’s monthly game counts.
The Selinda area has excellent game viewing and guests can hope to enjoy good sightings of Elephant, Lion, Wild Dog as well as all the plains game. Specialist guiding increases the chance of seeing all the area’s large predators as well as excellent wildlife interactions. Night drives produce an abundance of nocturnal species. The area has excellent birdlife and varied vegetation, which is best viewed in the summer between October and April.
Selinda Camp only accepts children 8 yrs and over. No childcare/baby-sitters are provided for. Children must be under the care of their parents at all times.
Please Note: Children 8-12 yrs require the use of a Private Vehicle and Ranger for all activities – this will be at an additional charge.