The Selinda Camp is located in the Selinda Reserve – upstream from Savute Channel and Chobe – so it has all the advantages of both of those famous areas but with the tremendous advantage of exclusivity. At the peak of dry season, this concession boasts elephants by the thousands and regular sightings of pack of African wild dogs.
UNLEASH IT: AT SELINDA THAT OVERLOOKS A WATERWAY LINKING OKAVANGO DELTA WITH THE WILDLIFE-RICH FLOODPLAINS OF LINYANTI.
Set under an impressive thatch structure, Selinda’s décor is centred on the four elements of air, water, fire and earth with art by Keith Joubert. The camp’s has nine tented rooms are cooled by thatch, and expansive with large en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs. It is a very careful blend of humble bush camp with some extra bells ‘n’ whistles, making for a home away from home atmosphere. This careful mix makes Selinda Camp a popular favourite.
The area surrounding Selinda Camp is blessed with a variety of habitats: wide-open savannah dotted with attractive palm trees; thirst-quenching waterways surrounded by dry woodland; and the river systems and floodplains themselves. These waterways draw thousands of animals seeking to quench their thirst in the dry season.
The Selinda floodplains are host to a wide diversity of antelope and plains game. Game drives are fruitful with a multiplicity of antelope, Burchell's zebra, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest, and plenty of elephant and buffalo to be seen. Predator viewing is exceptional, including the incredible hippo-killing lions of Selinda, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.
Each of Selinda Camp's nine spacious, sturdy canvas tents is shaded with thatch roofing and raised on wooden decks with a large private verandah for a slice of one’s own private Africa. Each tent has a small seating area and desk. Selinda’s little surprise is the extended en suite dressing and dual basin vanity area and bathroom complete with a deep stone bath and antique shower. One of the tents is a family unit, consisting of one main bedroom, a kid’s room and two bathrooms connected by a wrap-around deck.
Selinda’s commanding main lounge and dining area is raised with views of the Spillway. Nearby is the large walk-in wine cellar and art gallery as well as the curio shop. After the day’s events, the pool is a welcome respite, and then a drink around the fire pit rounds out the day.
Daily activities revolve around guided morning, afternoon and night game drives in custom-built 4x4 Land Cruisers, boating and seasonal fly-fishing. Nature walks accompanied by an armed guide are a Selinda speciality.
Selinda Camp is located in the Selinda Concession north of the Okavango Delta. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short flight on a light aircraft. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.