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Selinda Explorers sits on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, which links the Okavango Delta with the ancient Linyanti and Kwando waterways, acting as a lifeline to animals migrating between these regions.
Selinda Explorers is an intimate four tent camp, one of which being a two-bedroom family tent, designed in the style of the early explorers both in philosophy and practice. The camp specialises in getting back to nature, offering walking and canoe safaris, as well as day and night drives. Sharing the pristine 320,000-acre reserve with just two other camps the level of exclusivity at this camp is pretty exceptional.
Each of the four walk-in tents are spaciously designed in keeping with a traditional safari style but with the added comforts of an en-suite flush loo and partially covered solar-water heated showers. Stylishly decorated with campaign-style furniture, decanters of cognac and Persian rugs, the décor pays homage to the roots of safari. As a romantic touch, brass bathtubs can be placed by a nearby sand bank on the banks of the Spillway. And personal hammocks adorn each veranda.
The Selinda reserve is one of the most dynamic areas in Botswana. For three decades the Selinda Spillway lay as a dry riverbed until the epic rains of 2009 saw the Northern waterways and the Okavango Delta in the south overflow into the spillway. The area was transformed by a deep flowing river, tributaries and lily-covered lagoons which act as a magnet for animals and offer terrific opportunities to explore the area by canoe.
Huge herds of elephants and buffalo, lion, wild dog, sable and roan antelope all frequently spotted but the camps also puts a particular emphasis on the smaller things only seen outside of a vehicle.
Stepping into these beautiful campaign style tents fills every romantic notion you've ever had of doing a traditional luxury 1950s safari.
Isabel, Original Traveller