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Selinda Explorers Camp

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- Secluded location
- Tranquil activity programmes
- Canoeing and guided walks
- Game drives

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Selinda Explorers Camp is a high quality tented camp located in northern Botswana in the heart of the vast, open plains of the Selinda Reserve. Accessible via light aircraft, the camp is found on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in prime predator habitat with lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs and elephants here in abundance during the dry season.

The main area includes two open-sided tents, one housing a simple dining area and bar, the other a lounge. There is an emphasis on relaxation and privacy, with attentive staff offering highly professional service.

Activities include land and water-based safari. Game drives are offered both day and night but, in contrast to other camps in the area, these are presented as a supplement to other more gentle activities such as guided walks and canoeing (both seasonal), rather than being the main focus. The birdlife is spectacular with plenty of raptors to see, such as hawk and martial eagles.

The accommodation comprises just four ground-level, Meru-style tents which makes for an intimate feel. All tents are custom-designed with spacious, comfortable beds made up as doubles or twins. Each has two rooms and a veranda as well as a private open air ‘bustani bathroom’ with hot water bucket shower and flush toilet. There are fans in the rooms, although it can be chilly at times so do come prepared with warm clothing. Whilst somewhat ‘outdoorsy’ in feel, the camp’s facilities are very good.

Children aged ten years and older are welcomed by Selinda Explorers Camp. Guides offer flexibility and can tailor activities such as fishing or short canoe trips to the needs of families. The camp is really best suited to children aged twelve and over due to the focus on walking safaris which are not suitable for the very young. Note that whilst there is no extreme risk, children must be supervised at all times, since the camp is surrounded by water and animals are free to roam through the camp.

Selinda Explorer’s Camp is a modest but stylish lodge providing unassuming luxury in a stunning waterside location. The focus on walking and canoeing provides a relaxed feel and the heightened sense of tranquility makes for a wonderful stay. This is the perfect choice for travellers with high expectations looking for a restful wilderness experience.

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  • Thank you, Lisa! Our trip was wonderful even with the weather disruption. We loved seeing so many different parts of the country, meeting people and experiencing the culture. The desert was surely a highlight for our boys and the creativity and artisanship of everything from food to crafts were a highlight for me. A special shout out to our guide and driver, they became a special part of our trip and we will forever be grateful for meeting them and learning from them. I cannot believe we had to wait three years for this adventure but it was certainly worth the wait! Thanks for all your help building the itinerary, modifying it and troubleshooting during our stay. Leslie B

    MissingLeslie B reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 01 March 2023

  • Hi Lisa and everyone at Tourdust,
    We've had a wonderful time on our holiday and wanted to pass our appreciation to you. Everything has been expertly planned and executed, allowing us to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. Special appreciation to Muhammed, Ibrahim, and Omar, our Atlas guide, cook, and muleteer, who couldn't have done more for us and were just generally wonderful and hardworking. Riad Hanane is a perfect base in Marrakech to complement the trekking as it's ina less touristy area of the medina, which we appreciated. The staff and accomodation was superb.Thank you again for a trip to remember!
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    MissingRobert B reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 20 February 2023

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
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    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
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