Selinda Explorers Camp

Selinda Reserve Botswana

  • A remote, authentic 'Out of Africa' experience
  • Explore on foot, by 4x4, and by canoe (when available)
  • High-quality guiding, accommodation and food
  • Secluded al fresco bathing available
  • Swim in the spillway (when flowing)

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

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 is 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 hip baths 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 around 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.

Meals are eaten together.

Children: Children aged 10 years and over are welcome.

This is a malaria area.

There is no internet access or mobile coverage.

Responsible travel: Selinda Explorers Camps runs on 100% solar power. It has instituted a greywater treatment plant and use bore-hole water for drinking. They limit their light and noise pollution to an absolute minimum and all drinking water goes through an ultra-violet reverse osmosis system, which leaves no impurities. And they are working on a new blackwater treatment plant that will enable them to process black water in the most ecologically sensitive way possible.

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Client Rating for Botswana 5/5 from 120 reviews

We couldn’t believe it. The food, the comfort, the environment, Ratti our guide. Five stars aren’t enough!

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