Selinda Explorers Camp focuses primarily on the traditional safaris of walking and canoeing. Game drives are offered though. If the cool shade of the canvas and trees simply isn’t enough to quell the midday heat, then grab the guide and go for a swim in the refreshing waters of the Spillway.
Selinda Explorers Camp is located in the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana and is built on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, about one hour west of its sister camp, Selinda. This classic camp, consisting offour custom-designed tents, transports us back to authentic safaris, but with a modern twist and hospitality.Subtly placed under the shade of the riverine forest, the camp is designed in the style of the early explorersboth in philosophy and practice. Whiling away afternoons under the canopy of African ebony and Mopane trees,interspersed with walks and canoeing, make this a respite from the ‘daily grind’ of a traditional safari.
Camp sits in prime predator habitat, in a location which was handpicked based on exploring this area for years. Lion, leopard and cheetah and the recently discovered Explorers Pack of African wild dog hunt these parts regularly. Good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season) and all the antelope – including even roan and sable and recently spotted eland – are possible sightings. At the peak of the dry season in late September, the Selinda Reserve has been documented to hold up to 9,000 elephants. There is phenomenal bird life along the Spillway’s banks for those looking for some ‘lifers’.
This authentic tented camp draws on traditions of the classic East African safari with beautifully detailed campaign style furniture made from recycled hard woods, and soft furnishings from Zanzibar and the East.
The custom-designed semi-permanent tents consist of two rooms plus verandah, as well as a private open air ‘bustani bathroom’ with hot water bucket showers and flush loo.
Selinda Explorers Camp is an ideal property for those guests who want to experience Botswana’s extraordinary wildlife but in the most private setting.
The camp comes with a guide, but also has a guide’s tent for an accompanying specialist guide. Our guides will plan the whole itinerary for the duration of their stay for the guests, or in conjunction with the specialist guide.
Selinda Explorers Camp is ideal for individual travellers, couples, families and small groups of up to eight guests sharing. This is an unassuming camp, light on its footprint but heavy on its experiential luxury. The atmosphere of the lodge is one of bush elegance with relaxed bohemian style, complemented by attentive staff, private professional service and fabulous food.