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As the Selinda Spillway winds through the wilderness to the Linyanti, Selinda Camp rests just on the riverbank where the two meet. With bubbling river surrounds and an expanse of 130,000 hectares of Selinda Reserve to call home, this safari camp is the embodiment of remoteness in nature.
The reserve itself is known as not only one of the best wildlife-watching destinations in Botswana, but also the whole of Africa (if not, the world), due to the diversity and high concentrations of rare species.
Elephants traipse through the riverlands by the thousands, the critically endangered African wild dog is in abundance here, whilst the Selinda Lion Pride is a somewhat celebrity family, having been featured in National Geographic’s “Birth of a Pride” – a film by Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
The camp itself has been designed to echo the historic thatched warrior village of Sangwali, which famous explorer David Livingstone encountered on his travels around southern Africa.
Fitting for the location, inspiration has also been take from the elements: the arrival to the camp by boat and the blues of the swimming pools for water, the billowing silks and swinging hammocks swayed by grassland breezes for air, the farm-to-table meals made using homegrown produce for earth, with the quartet completed each evening with a cosy communal campfire.
Participate in daily activities ranging from traditional game drives to bespoke birdwatching excursions by boat; whether you’d like to explore the treasures of the Selinda Reserve on foot, on four wheels, or simply following the currents of the Linyanti – the choice is yours.