Selinda Camp

Selinda Reserve Botswana

  • Scenic setting on the Selinda Spillway
  • Chance to spot wild dog
  • Water and land-based activities
  • Families welcome
  • See large herds of elephants
  • Luxurious, spacious accommodation


When to go: Check out our guide to when to go to Botswana.

Location: The camp is in the Selinda Private Concession, bordering Linyanti and Savuti. It is about a 45-minute flight from Maun to Selinda. From the airstrip, it is about another 45 minutes to camp if it's taken as a game drive - or partly a boat transfer if the water is high.

Rooms: Selinda has 3 guest tents under thatch.  Each tent has comfortable beds with luxury en-suite bathrooms. The bathrooms have full-sized copper baths, antique showers, dual vanity basins. Each tent has a large private veranda where you can relax looking out over the wonderful views over the floodplains, waterways and palm islands, this is also the location for your plunge pool. Binoculars are provided in each room. All rooms have battery charging facilities.

Activities: There are early morning and late afternoon open vehicle game drives. Both day and night game drives are offered. Nature walks accompanied by an armed guard are excellent here. Water levels permitting, you can go on boating safaris. If you're in need of pampering, in-room massages can be arranged.

Facilities: There is a library, a plunge pool, and even a small photo gallery. There is also a well-stocked wine cellar. On an evening most guests like to chat by the campfire.

Dining: There is a raised thatched dining room with great views overlooking the Spillway. There is also an open deck area for when eating under the stars is the perfect thing to do! Breakfast and lunch are buffets and dinner is a set menu.

Children: Children aged 8 and over are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no mobile signal. There is Wi-Fi but for emergency use only.

Responsible travel: As their name suggests, conservation and education is high on the agenda of Great Plains Conservation. Sustainability is at the heart of their ethos and sustainable technologies and systems are in place throughout their camps. They say that they "exist to conserve and expand natural habitats; using sustainable eco-tourism protect and restore critical habitats, conserve wildlife, and benefit local communities."

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Client Rating for Botswana 5/5 from 120 reviews

I knew I was going to love this camp from the moment I arrived. The position is just gorgeous and there is something special about arriving somewhere by boat. The staff are immediately welcoming and as an added bonus there was even an elephant in camp helping himself to leaves from the trees by the fire pit! I thought the rooms were excellently done and the meals were delicious. I had time for a couple of boat trips and game drive. One afternoon there were lions, cheetah and even wild dogs seen on the drives, and on the boat trip we saw elephants playing in the waters of the Spillway. I very much wish I had had longer here, and I will certainly return.

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