Okavango Explorers Camp is a brand-new Great Plains Conservation Explorer-Collection safari camp located in the southwest area of Botswana’s private Selinda Reserve. This area may be new to guests but has been known to us for many years as one teeming with wildlife. The camp’s location is a unique combination of two iconic ecosystems at the upper Okavango Delta water system and the famed Selinda Spillway.
The 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana is a prime predator and elephant habitat. This new Okavango Delta safari camp’s location has been handpicked for its access to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region, along the southernmost section of Selinda Spillway. Lion, leopard and wild dogs hunt these parts regularly. There are good densities of giraffe, buffalo and exciting and now rare antelope like roan, sable and eland. At the peak of the dry season in late September, the Selinda Reserve is home to over 9,000 elephants concentrated along with this river system. This is the place to be in the dry season for lovers of elephants. There is phenomenal birdlife in this area for those looking for some ‘lifers’.