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Selinda Explorers Camp

Our rating

8/10

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Highlights

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

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Overview

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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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