Selinda Suite

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



The Selinda Suite offers travellers the best safari in Botswana experiences and accommodation available. The private 2-bedroomed Suite rests on the banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway as it enters the Linyanti River in the Selinda Reserve. The private 130,000-hectare (320,000-acre) Selinda Reserve is one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet. The reserve boasts large herds of elephants and regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs. The famous Selinda Lion Pride, recently featured in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, also call Selinda home.

With the services of a private wildlife viewing vehicle and guide, guests explore an area with a sense of remoteness, a true spirit of Africa. The Selinda is an excellent example of a Botswana private reserve offering various species and rare animals to be seen when on safari.

The Selinda Suite is within walking distance of our Selinda Camp. It is themed to resemble that of the thatched village of Sangwali, which used to house 3,000 warriors and who loaned David Livingstone 200 men during his travels. The design represents the meeting place of three cultures, European, Mokololo and Bayei.

Two beautifully appointed suites flank a central, open-air, yet covered, indoor dining and lounge area. Flowing from the main area is a large private veranda and private swimming pool. With an en-suite bathroom and indoor shower, each guest suite is unique, designed with its unique colour palette and theme. 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 rope textures, rooms under thatch, hammocks, lots of space, nautical elements and salvaged wood.

The 2-bedroomed Selinda Suite operates exclusively of the main Selinda Camp, much like our Zarafa Dhow Suite and the Duba Plains Suite. The nightly rates include the services of your private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler and a separate entrance to the residence.

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon safari drives that only return after sunset, guided walks, boating, tracking, birding, and other bespoke wildlife viewing activities are designed to place you in front of the best sightings of Africa’s most iconic species the area offers for a unique one-on-one life-changing experience. Guests should also aim to tick off as many of over 200 bird species in the area.

The Selinda Suite (including Selinda Camp) is also a proud Relais & Châteaux member property alongside our Botswana located Zarafa CampZarafa Dhow SuiteDuba Plains Camp and Duba Plains Suite.

Your very own extraordinary safari experience starts from


(The above rate is based on the two-bedroom Selinda Suite, sleeping a maximum of four adults sharing, for travel during the period 15 June – 31 October 2021)

Quick Facts


The Selinda Suite is a private 2-bedroomed suite including the services of a private chef, butler, game drive vehicle and guide. The nightly rates are fully inclusive of a wide range of private wildlife viewing and outdoor activities, all meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including imported spirits and champagne.

Solar-powered heating and cooling air conditioning is provided over the guest’s bed area for their comfort.

Daily scheduled air transfers from Maun, Kasane and other Botswana located safari camps are included in the nightly rates.

Conservation fees are at an additional cost.

An additional guide’s tent is also available.

Complimentary WiFi is available for guest’s use in their suite.

Number of Guests

The private 2-bedroomed Selinda Suite accommodates four adults sharing or a family of five with children and includes the services of a private butler, chef, wildlife viewing vehicle & guide.

Children from 6 years are welcome.

The nearby Selinda Camp can accommodate six guests in three suites, each on a raised decking with outdoor verandah, seating area and private swimming pool.


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.


Northern Botswana on the private 130,000-hectare (320,000-acre) Selinda Reserve.

Selinda Suite Gallery

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.