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Selinda Explorers Camp

Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

The camp is glammed up old school - copper fittings, leather furniture but with bucket showers and no electricity. The price is so affordable for what is most important on safari - being in a wild area with an amazing guide on a private concession. This gives you total freedom to explore night and day, on and off road, on foot and by canoe on your own schedule. Magic stuff! The camp's tents are on the ground and on the smallish side so if you need a bit more space and hotel-like amenities, pick one of Explorer's sister camps. Game can be sparse from December to March. Expect very hot weather September - November.

Just one and a half hours west of Selinda main camp, Selinda Explorers Camp is poised in a remote, treasured location on the famous Selinda Spillway. As the lifeline of the Selinda Reserve, the Selinda Spillway is a crucial gathering point for the wildlife of this pristine 320,000-acre Reserve. The intention of Selinda Explorers Camp is to offer the same quality of wildlife experience, while also allowing guests to explore outside of the vehicle, by foot and canoe. This classic camp, consisting of four 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 explorers both in philosophy and practice. Whiling away afternoons under the canopy of jackelberry and mangosteen trees, interspersed with walks and canoeing, make this a respite from the ‘daily grind’ of a traditional safari.

There are few places in northern Botswana as dynamic as the Selinda Reserve. The Selinda Reserve is centered on the famous Selinda Spillway, which flows through the concession from east to west linking the far reaches of the Okavango Delta in the south with the Linyanti systems in the east. It flows into the Zibadianja lagoon, then through the Savute channel and eventually ends at the Savute marsh. Therefore, it has all the advantages of both of those famous areas but with the tremendous advantage of exclusivity. It is a truly spectacular and unique landscape.