Selinda Camp

You could easily spend a lifetime in this amazing place and still find wonder in everything you see...



Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the brand new Selinda Camp rests on the Selinda Spillway banks as it enters the Linyanti River. The private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve boasts elephants by the thousands, regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs, and the famous Selinda Lion Pride recently feature in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The area has a sense of remoteness, a true spirit of Africa, and an excellent example of Botswana bush embodying various species and rare animals. 

The new Selinda Camp represents the meeting place of three cultures, European, Mokololo, and Bayei. It is themed to resemble that of the thatched village of Sangwali, one that used to house 3,000 warriors and sufficient enough to loan David Livingstone 200 men during his travels.

Spears, shields, and an African version of Robinson Crusoe is the enduring theme through the camp. Its architectural design elements centre around Water, Air, Earth, and Fire, all of which ground the design.

Selinda Camp’s design pays homage first and foremost to water, with splashes of blue and crystal-clear swimming pools offering views over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway to ease your arrival, usually by boat.

The billowing silks, which adorn the lounge area’s ceilings, are a tribute to Air and the afternoon breezes that ripple the endless sea of nearby grasses.

Earth is represented in the cornucopia of home-grown meals lovingly prepared in our kitchens, fresh from the earth. Our evening Fire’s bright flames complete the ethos of being in harmony with nature’s natural elements.

The camp has three expansive guest suites, each covered under thatch and large en-suite bathrooms and a large open private veranda with a seating area private swimming pool. Each guest suite is unique, designed with its own colour palette and theme. In some cultures, a fifth element, ‘metal’, is also incorporated into the design. Every space enhances what Livingstone would have had, what he would have travelled with and found. But beyond that, we go back to the Robinson Crusoe feel, including textures of rope, suites under thatch, hammocks, lots of space, nautical elements, and salvaged wood.

In addition to the three guest’s suites, the 2-bedroomed Selinda Suite (like its fellow Zarafa Dhow Suite and the Duba Plains Suite) operates exclusively, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler, and entrance to their residence.

The safari drives, walks, boating, tracking, birding and other bespoke viewing activities are designed to place you in front of the best wildlife the area has to offer. The unique one-on-one life-changing experiences include sightings from leopards to elephants and hippos and aim to ensure you tick off as many of the 200 or more bird species in the area as possible.

Your very own extraordinary safari experience starts from


(The above rate is based on a per person per night sharing basis for travel during the period 11 January – 31 March 2021)

Quick Facts


Fully inclusive of all activities, meals, park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including imported spirits and champagne. Flights are additional and can be arranged on your behalf.

Number of Guests

We normally accommodate a maximum of 6 guests sharing in 3 tented suites.

An additional guide’s tent is also available.

Children from 6 years are welcome.


Early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives in an open 4×4 vehicle, guided bush walks, boat-based activities when water levels permit and in-room massages.


Northern Botswana on the 130,000 hectare  private Selinda Reserve.

Selinda Camp Gallery

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