Selinda Suite

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

OPENING 1 JUNE 2019

 
 
 
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WELCOME TO SELINDA SUITE

Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the brand new Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, 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 as well as 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 is a great example of Botswana bush embodying a variety of species and rare animals. 

The completely rebuilt Selinda Camp reopens in 2019.

The new Selinda Camp represents the meeting place of three cultures; European, Mokololo and Bayei and 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, and its architectural design elements center 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 ceilings of the lounge area, 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, and the bright flames of our evening Fire complete the ethos of being in harmony with nature’s natural elements.

The camp has three expansive guest tents, each covered under thatch and with large en-suite bathrooms, large private veranda and private swimming pool. Each guest tents is unique, designed with its own colour palette and theme. There is in some cultures a fifth element, ‘metal’, which 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, rooms under thatch, hammocks, lots of space, nautical elements and salvaged wood.

In addition to the three main tents, the Selinda Suite (like its fellow Zarafa Dhow Suite and the Duba Plains Suite), consists of a two-bedroom tented villa. The Selinda 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 for a unique one on one life changing experience, from leopards to elephants and hippos and aim to tick off as many as the 200 or more bird species in the area.

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few pounds or kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for our Conservation Education Program and our Women’s Craft Groups operating in Gudigwa and Seronga, you will make a priceless impact in the lives of local children and families.

Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our projects.

Your very own extraordinary safari experience starts from

$12,528

(The above rate is based on the two bedroom Selinda Suite, sleeping a maximum of four adults sharing, for travel during the period 1 June – 31 October 2019)
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Quick Facts

Accommodation

The Selinda Suite is a private 2 bedroom villa with 2 swimming pools.

Rates include the services of private host, chef, game drive vehicle and guide.

Number of Guests

The Selinda Suite can cater for a maximum of four adults and one child sharing, in two separate bedrooms.

Children from 6 years are welcome.

Activities

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

Location

Northern Botswana on the 320,000-acre private Selinda Reserve.

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