Perched on the water’s edge where the Selinda Slipway meets the Linyati River, this magnificent and intimate camp sits in the heart of one of the world's most unspoilt areas of wilderness – the private Selinda Reserve. These 130,000 hectares of wetlands and savannah are home to an astonishing concentration of wildlife including packs of African wild dog, the famous Selinda Lion Pride and thousands of mighty elephants.
Despite Selinda's isolation, there is no roughing it here. Built in the style of a traditional thatched village, the camp's three expansive tents feature large bathrooms, private verandahs and plunge pools boasting spectacular views. High-quality furniture made of reclaimed wood complements the pristine natural surroundings, while artefacts from the Mokolo and Bayei tribes reflect the ancient culture of this part of Botswana. For the ultimate experience, there is the Selinda Suite, a private two-bedroom ‘camp-within-a-camp’ which comes with its own dedicated vehicle and the exclusive services of a guide, chef and butler. Whichever area of the camp you are based in, first-class hospitality from Selinda’s attentive team comes as standard, as well as cuisine so exemplary it has been recognised by Relais & Châteaux.
Given the splendour of the camp’s setting, the main focus of your activities here will be venturing out in search of the captivating creatures that prove so difficult to encounter in other parts of the country. In the company of experienced guides and trackers, morning and evening game drives yield sightings of leopard, warthog and wild dogs as well, of course, striking encounters with lions and elephants. The wetlands can be explored by boat to find hippo and crocodile, while fascinating bush walks uncover smaller species not always visible from safari vehicles, as well as opportunities to spot some of the region’s 200 species of bird.
Couples and romantics
Those seeking an intimate and exclusive safari experience
THINGS TO DO ON THE RESERVE:
Begin the day in memorable style with breakfast in the bush
Contemplate the pristine wilderness surroundings from your private pool
Request a soothing massage treatment to be delivered in the comfort of your private verandah
Feast on the camp’s Relais & Châteaux acclaimed cuisine
Sink into your deep-soaking copper tub and observe the evening activity on the plains
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Drift along the Selinda Spillway by canoe in search of bathing hippos
Set out on memorable game drives for encounters with leopards, wild dogs, elephants and lion
Soar over the Okavango Delta on a breathtaking helicopter flight
Learn more about the flora and fauna of the region on a guided bush walk
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