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Welcome to Selinda Camp

“Selinda Camp is filled with art, but I wanted to create a meaningful dialogue with our relationship with elephants in its design. It is an elephant-inspired luxury safari camp in many ways.

As you arrive at Selinda Camp, two giant elephant sculptures encourage you to understand who you are as well as forgive the past and redefine your future using elephants as your guides.

Enjoy following lion prides and, of course, the regularly seen herds of elephants as they visit this paradise – some I have known for 25 years.”

– Dereck Joubert

Welcome to Selinda Camp

“Selinda Camp is filled with art, but I wanted to create a meaningful dialogue with our relationship with elephants in its design. It is an elephant-inspired luxury safari camp in many ways.

As you arrive at Selinda Camp, two giant elephant sculptures encourage you to understand who you are, forgive the past, and redefine your future using elephants as your guides.

Enjoy following lion prides and, of course, the regularly seen herds of elephants—some I have known for 25 years—as they visit this paradise on your safari in Botswana .”

– Dereck Joubert

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The Camp

Selinda Camp is handmade in so many ways. This Réserve-Collection luxury safari camp is set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet: the banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway as it enters the Linyanti River. This area has a sense of remoteness—a true spirit of Africa.

Moulded around the trees, Selinda Camp visualises five essential elements: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire and Metal. As a result, Selinda Camp has a perfectly natural sense of place and balance.

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When Dereck Joubert designed Selinda Camp as a real indoor/outdoor safari experience, he wanted to pay homage primarily to elephants. The art in the camp starts with life-sized elephant skull sculptures as you enter the main area, reflecting the art of his late brother, Keith Joubert.

With only three suites, Selinda Camp is an excellent example of what a perfect luxury safari in Botswana should be like. Each suite is complete with a private open-air verandah and swimming pool—the ensuite bathroom is complete with deep, luxurious brass baths, double vanity basins, a flush loo and indoor showers. Heating and cooling air conditioning facilities are over the sumptuous bed, and the bedroom offers guests a writing desk, coffee and tea-making area, and sufficient wardrobe space.

The camp’s main area has a private and relaxing spa area. Guests can also enjoy a range of treatments in the privacy of their suite.

The private 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve boasts large elephant herds, regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs, and the famous Selinda lion pride recently featured in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

Selinda Camp is a proud Relais & Châteaux member.

Fellow Réserve-Collection luxury safari camps in Botswana include Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suite at Zarafa, the Selinda Suite, Sitatunga Private Island and the Sitatunga Private Island Suite, and Duba Plains Camp and the Duba Plains Suite.

Our Réserve-Collection luxury safari camps in Zimbabwe include Tembo Plains Camp and The Zanji Suite at Tembo Plains.

Our Kenyan Réserve-Collection luxury safari camps are Mara Nyika Camp and The Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika, Mara Plains Camp and The Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains, Mara Toto Tree Camp, and ol Donyo Lodge.

Safari Suite

The three expansive, and uniquely designed, guest suites each feature an indoor en-suite bathroom, a large private veranda with outdoor seating and a swimming pool.

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Beverly Joubert’s fine art photography adorns each suite.

Each suite offers you a professional camera, lens set and high-quality binoculars for their complimentary use. At the end of your safari, all the images taken are downloaded for free to take home as our gift.

Every suite is inspired by what Livingstone would have had, what he would have travelled with, and what he would have found along with his expeditions.

But beyond that, we go back to the Robinson Crusoe feel, including rope textures, suites under thatch, hammocks, lots of space, nautical elements, and salvaged wood.

Rates

$1 935 to $3 665 per person sharing per night

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$3 665 per person sharing per night
15 June – 31 October 2024 & 20 December 2024 – 10 January 2025

$2 460 per person sharing per night  
01 November – 19 December 2024

$1 935 per person sharing per night  
11 January – 31 March 2025

$2 460 per person sharing per night  
01 April – 14 June 2025 & 01 November – 19 December 2025

$3 665 per person sharing per night  
15 June – 31 October 2025 & 20 December 2025 – 10 January 2026

The above rates are in US$ and based on a per person per night sharing basis. Single guest, child rates, private safari drive and guide rates are available on request.
These rates include accommodation, scheduled activities, all meals, laundry service, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, including premium brand spirits and champagne. Return scheduled seat in plane inter-camp air transfers, including air transfers from Maun and/or Kasane Airports, are included in the UD$ nightly rate – subject to a minimum 2-night stay.

Safari Experiences

Our open-vehicle safari drives, guided bush walks, and boating offer opportunities to track and view iconic African wildlife, enjoy bird-watching moments, and participate in other bespoke wildlife-viewing activities. Tag-and-release seasonal fishing is also available. Water-based activities are also water level-dependent at times during the year.

These safari viewing experiences are designed to put you in front of the best wildlife the area offers. Access to the full extent of the Selinda Reserve private concession gives guests the unique ability to experience a wide variety of wildlife experiences and habitat areas. With the permanent waterways that exist, this area is a wildlife magnet throughout the year. It promises to delight guests with the variety of wildlife that is available to be enjoyed.

These one-on-one life-changing safari viewing experiences include sightings of leopards, elephants and hippos.

Guests can also expect to tick off as many of the 200 or more bird species when on this luxury safari in Botswana.

Take a boat cruise to spot partially submerged bull elephants eating water lilies

Enjoy a 6-course small-plate interactive dining experience with our chef

Enjoy a relaxing massage on your deck

Lasting Impact

Great Plains Female Rangers: Empowering Women on the Front Line of Conservation

The Female Ranger Program invites women from local communities to embark on a 12-month training program equipping them with a plethora of skills, including data collection, first aid, computer skills, driving skills, and more. They are then hired and deployed in our concessions to monitor and manage the biodiversity. Great Plains’ Female Rangers also offers opportunities to shift gender stereotypes, empower vulnerable women, and establish strong female role models for young girls. The long-term conservation impact of this project is equally powerful; female rangers will help foster the community buy-in necessary to preserve Africa’s most precious biodiversity.

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