Selinda Explorers Camp
Selinda Concession, Linyanti, Botswana
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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
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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.
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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, with a bush elegance and a relaxed bohemian style throughout. 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.
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.
Great Plains, Botswana - Stay 4, Pay 3Enjoy an extra evening with Great Plains in Botswana when you stay for four nights and only pay for three during selected dates in 2020 and 2021.
|Book from||10 January 2020 to 31 May 2021|
01 November 2020 to 20 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 31 May 2021
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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.
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