Selinda Explorers Camp

Selinda Concession, Linyanti, Botswana

At a Glance

  • A remote camp in a pristine location on the banks of the Selinda Spillway

  • Offers adventurous guests a totally different type of safari experience

  • Leave the vehicles behind and explore on foot and on the water

  • Wildlife along the Selinda Spillway is prolific and regularly spotted on walks and boat trips

  • Just four en-suite customised tents give guests a truly personal experience

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

Hide Read more

Insider's View

Bush walks on the banks of the Selinda Spillway are utterly breathtaking!

Try your hand at canoeing the mighty Selinda Spillway!

Take your fly rod and cast for tiger fish while elephants drink on the opposite bank.

Enjoy this proper wilderness experience with Great Plains - the best in the business.

Take your afternoon siesta in the day bed that is right by the water. It’s your chance to not only catch up on some sleep, but also to do some bird watching. See if you can make the 111 club and identify 111 different bird species during you stay.

Call us on 800-085220008 to start planning your holiday to Selinda Explorers Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti


Selinda Explorers Camp is a luxury mobile tented camp situated on the mighty Selinda Spillway. A stay in this camp puts you in a wonderful game-rich location combined with excellent service, fantastic guiding and beautifully appointed tents.

With a maximum of just four luxurious tents, Selinda Explorers Camp takes mobile safari in this area of Botswana to a new level. The Selinda Spillway, dry for many years, started to flow again in 2009 - at first just a trickle, but now the spillway is a wide ribbon of water, snaking through the game-rich plains and bush of the Selinda Reserve.

Selinda Explorers Camp provides exclusive accommodation for up to eight guests. In the company of your world-class guide you'll explore on foot or by canoe or vehicle along the banks of the spillway. You can bring your own private guide if you so wish. At opening in August 2012, Selinda Explorers operated on an exclusive-use, private basis. However, the popularity of the experience with couples has pushed Great Plains Conservation to offer each of the four tents on an individual basis. Now you can either have the camp to yourself, friends and family, or join other discerning visitors to this remarkable area and share the experience.

The camp boasts many comforts, but retains the style and atmosphere of the early explorers. Special touches are dotted here and there: decanters of Cognac and Persian rugs abound. You'll even find brass hip-baths which can be taken to a nearby sand bank along the spillway for a unique 'bathing-in-the-bush' experience.

Head out early in the morning with your guide to canoe down the spillway before returning to a delicious brunch prepared by the camp's chefs over a camp fire. The Selinda Explorers camp makes the perfect beginning or end to a wonderful Botswana holiday.

Read more


Each luxury guest tent has its own en-suite bathroom and a private verandah that overlooks the Selinda Spillway. The tents have a feel of authenticity and a bohemian flair, creating an idyllic setting to fall asleep to the sounds of nature outside.


Selinda Explorers Camp focuses primarily on the traditional safaris of walking and canoeing. All guides are firearm trained and will be armed on walks and canoes. Game drives are offered both day and night, but are a supplement to other activities as opposed to the emphasis. Rod/reel kit is available for those who want to try their cast in the Spillway. 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.



Kelly Connor (Staff)

This camp will make you feel as if youve gone back in time to the early exploration as the camp is set up to look temporary and airy with trinkets and beautiful copper vases. Sit on a pillow sipping afternoon tea and be enchanted by the remote wilderness of Africa. Your time here will feel like a dream and a step back into history.


  • Boat safari in the Okavango Delta

    Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.

  • Game Drives in Botswana

    Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

  • Great Plains Young Explorers club

    Children of all ages have the opportunity to experience a safari like no other with the Great Plains Young Explorers club. With a huge variety of activities to take part in, kids will love this interactive and educational adventure.

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

  • Walking Safaris and Nature Walks

    Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.

Location & directions

Selinda Concession, Linyanti, Botswana

Slinda Explorers Camp is located within the 320,000-acre private Selinda Reserve in the Linyanti region of northern Botswana. 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.

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and holiday inspiration

Call us on +44 20 8682 5400 and speak to a destination specialist about what you want

Receive your bespoke holiday quote, then book online or over the phone

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

Call us on 800-085220008 to start planning your holiday to Selinda Explorers Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti

Sign up for our newsletter

Receive news and offers from Scott Dunn

It looks like you are in USA

Would you like to: