Selinda Explorers Camp

Discover the hidden secrets of wild Africa in the time-old tradition of the continent’s great explorers…



Selinda Explorers Camp is located in the 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana and is built on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, about one hour west of its sister camp, Selinda.

This classic camp transports us back to the time of authentic safaris, but with a modern twist and hospitality. The camp’s focal point is the Bedouin-style main area consisting of a lounge and separate dining room. The four guests tents provide comfort and style but with a magnificently raw spirit. Subtly placed under the shade of the riverine forest, the camp is designed in the style of the early explorers both in philosophy and practice. Whiling away afternoons under the canopy of African ebony and Mopane trees, interspersed with walks and canoeing, make this a respite from the ‘daily grind’ of a traditional safari.

This authentic tented camp draws on traditions of the classic East African safari with beautifully detailed campaign-style furniture made from recycled hardwoods, and soft furnishings from Zanzibar and the East. The custom-designed semi-permanent tents consist of two rooms plus verandah, as well as a private ‘bustani bathroom’ with hot water showers and flush loo. All tents are at ground level, on slightly raised platforms, including the main lounge and dining area. This is an unassuming camp, light on its footprint but heavy on its experiential luxury. The atmosphere of the lodge is one of bush elegance with a relaxed style, complemented by attentive staff, private professional service and fabulous food.

Selinda Explorers Camp is an ideal property for those guests who want to experience Botswana’s extraordinary wildlife but in the most private setting. Selinda Explorers Camp is ideal for individual travellers, couples, families and small groups of up to eight guests sharing. This camp combines beautifully with Zarafa Camp.

The camp sits in prime predator habitat, in a location which we handpicked based on exploring this area for years. Lion, leopard and cheetah and the recently discovered Explorers Pack of African wild dog hunt these parts regularly. Good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season) and all the antelope – even including roan and sable and recently spotted eland – are possible sightings. At the peak of the dry season in late September, the Selinda Reserve has been documented to hold up to 9,000 elephants. There is phenomenal birdlife along the Spillway’s banks for those looking for some ‘lifers’.

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(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 wildlife viewing 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

A maximum of 10 guests sharing 3 luxury tents and one 2-bedroom family tent located alongside the Selinda Spillway. An additional guide’s tent as required is available.

Children from 6 years are welcome.


Early morning and late afternoon/early evening game activities to suit, including guided walking safaris and game drives where required in open 4×4 vehicles.


In northern Botswana in the heart of the private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve.

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