Selinda Explorers Camp is poised in a remote, treasured location on the famous Selinda Spillway, under canopies of jackelberry and mangosteen trees. 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 Selinda Reserve is centred on the famous (seasonal) Selinda Spillway, which connects the Okavango Delta in the south with the Linyanti systems in the east. In years of abundant water, It flows into the Zibadianja lagoon, then through the Savute channel and eventually ends at the Savute marsh.
In keeping with its wild location (about 45 minutes’ game drive northwest of Selinda airstrip) the camp is ecologically sensitive with 100% solar power, grey water treatment, bore-hole water for drinking, and activities that concentrate on getting back to nature. Guided walking and day and night game drives are available for exploring the eastern reaches of the Selinda Reserve where there is an extensive network of tracks. It is a wildlife hot spot, with huge herds of elephant and buffalo, and lion, wild dog, sable and roan antelope all frequently spotted. On safari it is possible to see a tremendous diversity of species, with particular emphasis on the smaller things only seen on foot.
Activities are focused on game drives and walks. During periods of high water levels, water activities may be possible but not guaranteed.
This classic camp, consisting of four custom-designed tents, transports guests back to authentic safaris, but with a modern twist and hospitality. Each of the four walk-in tents is expansive; however, in keeping with a traditional safari, the en-suite flush loo and shower are attached and enclosed, but under the stars. Hot and cold water is provided by jug on demand. The double copper vanities and dressing area make for spacious accommodation. Stylishly decorated with campaign-style furniture, decanters of cognac, Persian rugs brass hipbaths and hammocks also adorn each varandah: the entire décor pays homage to safaris of old.
Large numbers of elephant are seen here throughout the year plus healthy populations of both sable and roan antelope, giraffe, baboon, black-backed jackal, hippo, honey badger, reedbuck and many predators including lion, leopard, wild dog and occasionally cheetah.
Walking safaris, game drives, boat-based activities (when water levels permit) all included on a shared basis.
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Make the most of the walking safaris here, it really is their forte. After a long day walking in the bush, why not ask for your bath to be made up outside your tent. A soothing soak in hot water, a cold drink and a million stars – the perfect end to a thrilling day on safari.
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