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Selinda Explorers Camp

Chobe & the North

Rating: Mid-range    

Selinda Explorers Camp overview

Selinda Explorers Camp is in a remote location on the Selinda Spillway, 90 minutes drive from Selinda main camp. The camp caters for a maximum of 8 guests, with four tents kept cool by the shade of jackleberry and mangosteen trees. These are custom-designed walk-in tents with lots of space inside. Each one has an attached bathroom with a flush toilet and shower, open to the sky, and a separate area with twin copper basins. Hot water for the shower and basins is brought to your tent on request. You'll have a veranda where you can doze in a hammock or look out over the African bush. 

The chef cooks meals over an open fire and you'll be amazed at the dishes he can conjure up with such basic equipment. Dining is communal, a chance to chat and enjoy conversations with other guests. Most meals are served al fresco though dinner can be served in the open-sided mess tent where lamps provide a gentle glow of light. There's a seating area too, ideal for relaxing out of the heat of the midday sun.

Activities centre on guided walks and canoe rides, both excellent ways to get close to nature. You can also take game drives into the eastern part of the Selinda Reserve, watching out for large herds of elephant and buffalo, plus sable and roan antelope, lion and wild dog.

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Open: Selinda Explorers Camp is open from March to the end of November, closing between December and February for the seasonal rains.  

Location: Selinda Explorers Camp is on the spillway in Selinda Reserve. It is a 45-minute drive from the Selinda airstrip. Flying times from Maun and Kasane are around 50 minutes.  

Rooms: There are 4 walk-in guest tents. Each has an attached, enclosed shower and flush toilet which are un-roofed. Hot water is provided on request. Inside the tent there is a dressing area with twin hand basins and hanging and shelf space for clothes. There is limited solar-powered lighting. The private shaded veranda has chairs and a hammock for relaxing in style. There are brass hipbaths which staff can set up by the water’s edge if you desire a romantic al fresco bath. 

Activities: The focus is on non-motorised safaris, so you’ll be going on guided walks and canoe rides in the spillway, though game drives by day and night are also possible. 

Facilities: The main area is made up of two large canvas-roofed tents - one for dining and the other a lounge/bar. They are open-sided, with a bright rugs underfoot, campaign furniture and large floor cushions to recline on. Dinner is often served out in the open and is followed by drinks round the campfire. On a hot day you can cool off with a swim in the clean waters of the spillway. The camp has a small generator to power batteries in emergency but it is recommended you bring a spare set to the camp. 

Dining:
Meals are eaten together. 

Children: Children aged 10 years and over are welcome. 

Health:
This is a malaria area. 

Communication:
There is no internet access or mobile coverage.

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Amanda Marks, Tribes

"I only visited this camp, but would have happily stayed.  It's like an old-fashioned bush camp (in a good way!) but very comfortable, and with only 3 tents it's also very personal. I loved the position. I can imagine heading off on a canoe to explore from here would be very exciting, and you really feel like you're out in the middle of nowhere here. Mainly because you are."

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