- Secluded location
- Tranquil activity programmes
- Canoeing and guided walks
- Game drives
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.
- Stunning waterside location
- Water and land-based safari
- Superb wildlife
- Small, intimate camp
- Great game spotting
- Rooms with private viewing decks
- Culturally immersive
- Banks of the Savute River
- Mobile Camp
- Interconnecting Family Tents
- Ensuite Bush Shower & Loo
- Fully Serviced Camp
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023