OverviewThe 320,000 acre private Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana is home to some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo and where one may hope to glimpse the endangered African wild dog, or “painted wolf.” The boutique camp’s décor is inspired by elements of air, water, fire and earth. Honoring the waters of the Selinda Spillway, a crystal-clear swimming pool looks out to an immaculate lagoon. Air is represented by the breezes that ruffle the grasslands. Respecting the earth on which it is situated, the kitchen prides itself on homegrown meals, complemented by African wines and served on a raised deck overlooking the river. Fire invites a spirit of community as guests flock to its flame in a camp circle to revel in safari tales and the total serenity of their surroundings. Later, there’s time to wind down with a meditation ritual on one’s private verandah with views of the wilderness beyond. Travelers may just believe they have landed on one of the most unspoiled enclaves of wilderness left on the planet.
AccommodationsEight tented camps set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in northern Botswana’s startlingly beautiful and remote 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve. Accommodating a maximum of 16 guests, including a family room for those traveling with children. An additional guide’s tent is also available. Children from 6 years old are welcome.
Amenities• Fully inclusive of all activities, meals, park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• Raised wooden decks with private verandah
• En-suite bathrooms with deep stone bath and antique shower
• Family room for those traveling with children
• Main lounge and dining area
• Walk-in wine cellar
• Art gallery
•Children from 6 years welcome
Activities• Early-morning and late-afternoon/early-evening game drives in open 4x4 vehicle
• Guided bush walks
• Sundowners in the bush
• Boat-based activities
• Wine tastings
• Children’s activities
•Occasional bush dinners
Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains Conservation is grounded by a mission to find the right formula of conservation, communities and commerce. Its exquisite collection of safari camps, a study in sustainability, was designed to make a difference in the preservation of some of Africa’s most diverse and threatened habitats. Five passionate conservationists came together with one philosophy rooted in the fundamental appreciation of the good life, good people, good staff and good decisions that make a lasting impact on Africa’s national treasures and for iconic wildlife. Conservationists include Dereck and Beverly Joubert who are renowned wildlife documentary filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in genuine interactions with travelers, wildlife, nature and the local communities which they are able to help through their foundations of Community Uplife, Save the Lions, Save the Rhinos, and Save the Elephants. Guests of the company’s low-impact, high-quality safari camps reap the rewards as they achieve peace of mind in knowing that they are giving back to the environment and local people that inhabit its lands. Throughout Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, the Great Plains team has crafted life-changing safari journeys, which, while leaving no negative trace on the acres they cover, leave an indelible footprint in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to visit.Visit Website
Muan Airport (MUB) to Selinda Camp’s (Category B) airfield whose co-ordinates are S18″33.95′; E23″30.73′.
Selinda Camp is located on the 320,000-acre private Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana.