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Linyanti, Botswana

Situated in The Selinda Reserve, a 1350km private reserve, that straddles the Selinda Spillway, Selinda Camp offers nine luxury tents on raised decks under cool thatch canopies with wonderful views over the floodplains and their resident game.

At a Glance

  • Morning and afternoon game drives in the fascinating and diverse Selinda Reserve

  • After a delicious brunch, relax around the refreshing plunge pool

  • Seasonal fly-fishing is on offer on a catch-and-release basis

  • Drift lazily up the river on a boat cruise

  • With a strong photographic focus, this camp is highly recommended for both professionals and amateurs

Adventure, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Explore the edge of the Spillway and find Selinda's resident wild dogs.

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Selinda provides metal water bottles and filtered water in an attempt at reducing waste from plastic bottles - a great initiative!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The dining room has horse-shoe shaped tables, to encourage ease of conversation and the option to dine together with other guests, or separately if you prefer

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Selinda or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti


Selinda Camp is built on a shady island overlooking the waters of the dramatic Selinda Spillway, an ephemeral waterway which is the focal point in a vast private concession in northern Botswana. With its large, game-rich floodplains, Selinda Camp offers a unique wildlife experience.

The nine large, luxury tents have exceptional views across palm studded floodplains. The en-suite bathrooms are uniquely "open air" with lots of natural light, yet screened and virtually bug-proof. Four-poster beds with mosquito nets and overhead fans form the centerpiece of each room, surrounded by furniture and artifacts collected from around Africa. The main areas comprise a series of expansive decks, and set apart is the photo/art gallery built above a temperature-controlled wine cellar. The Selinda is host to a wide variety of bird species (300+) and wildlife, including hippo, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog, lion, plenty of elephant and several species of antelope. Night drives allow guests to see nocturnal species such as porcupine, springhare, hyena and perhaps even the elusive leopard.

The camp is partly owned by the renowned wildlife documentary filmmakers Dereck and Beverley Joubert - examples of their work, particularly Beverley's photographs, dot the walls of the lodge, and the game drives are very tailored to those who have a photographic bent. The Selinda Reserve is noted for its large population of Wild Dog, with many documentaries being made here, charting the lives of these fascinating animals.


Selinda Camp's nine spacious, luxury tents are erected under cool thatch canopies, with all units having panoramic views across palm-studded floodplains. Each tent has en-suite facilities - a stone bath being the highlight. The bathroom is uniquely "open air" with lots of natural light, yet is screened and virtually insect-proof. The tents are spacious and beautifully appointed with furniture and features that have been collected from around Africa. Four-poster mosquito nets and overhead fans are standard at Selinda Camp and there is also a family room. There is also wifi available in each guest tent.


The camp welcomes children over the age of 8 years. Food and meal times can be adapted to suit younger guests and babysitting can be provided on request. There is a family room at Selinda making it the perfect base for a family safari.


The camp has a plunge pool for guests to enjoy between safaris and there is also a curio shop, a hide for game viewing and a wine cellar.


Daily activities at Selinda Camp revolve around morning, afternoon and night game drives with experienced, professional guides in custom-built 4x4 Land Cruisers. Short walks from camp accompanied by a guide are encouraged to get to know some of Selinda's smaller creatures. Seasonal boating is also available.

Location & Directions

Linyanti, Botswana

Selinda Camp is built on a 320,000-acre private island, Selinda Reserve, overlooking the waters of the dramatic Selinda Spillway, in the Linyanti region of Northern Botswana.

When to go

Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) 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.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Selinda or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti

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