Botswana » Okavango Delta » Selinda Camp


LOCATIONOn the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in The Selinda – a 1350km² private reserve

  • When we rebuilt Selinda Camp in 2007 we ensured that its impact on the environment was as low as possible. We have achieved this to the extent that if we packed up the camp there would be no evidence of its existence in less than six months.
  • We use natural materials wherever possible, which is evident in the locally procured timber and thatch. All of our energy comes from the sun and all solid waste is separated and transported to Maun where it is recycled. Nothing is burnt or buried on the reserve itself. Vegetable matter is recycled into methane and then used for cooking through our biogas facility and our biogas units have increased our recycling of solid waste by as much as 25%.

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*For special rates please contact us on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or email for more info.

* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

• Day and afternoon game drives via 4 open-sided Toyota Land Cruisers (with removable canopies); each vehicle seats 8 with 6 “window” seats. The camp has a supply of bean bags for guests to
use to steady their camera while on a game activity
• A specially adapted photography vehicle is also available at extra cost. This is a Toyota Prado fitted specifically for those guests who want to photograph unhindered. The vehicle has 6 seats: one
up front next to the guide, 2 behind the driver row and a back row of 3 seats
• Night drives with spotlights
• Short walks from camp and from game drives
• Bird Watching
• Massage therapies are available either in the guest’s tent or in the gallery
• Boating activities along the Selinda Spillway, its lagoons and waterways
• Canoeing along the Selinda Spillway
• Tourism Levy of USD 30 per person for Botswana, is to be paid upon arrival at port of entry. Payment can be made through electronic machines, cash (US Dollars) or debit and credit cards. (USD cash is recommended)
Flying times: 
To/from Maun: 45 minutes
To/from Kasane: 50 minutes Airstrip details:Selinda airstrip is about 30 minutes drive from camp Category B airstrip able to accommodate a King Air, PC 12, Beechcraft Baron, Piper Seneca and smaller aircraft. Sometimes in periods of high water levels, access may be from the neighbouring Linyanti Chobe 1 airfield followed by a drive and then a boat transfer to camp.

7 x Twin-bedded Tents
1 x Family Unit-  (2 bedrooms sharing 1 bathroom)
Double beds available on request
1 x twin pilot/guide/escort Tent - (not the same standard as guest tent)
This camp can accommodate up to 18 guests, with tour leader/guide/pilot, but 20 guests can be accommodated on request


Selinda Camp is set on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway - the waterway linking Botswana's Okavango Delta and its Linyanti and Kwando systems. A relaxed, yet luxury tented safari camp, Selinda Camp was completely rebuilt in 2007. It re-opened to much acclaim, due in part to its harmonious blend of classic tented bush camp style and contemporary amenities. The shaded camp is raised a metre off the ground affording extraordinary views over the Selinda Reserve's prolific floodplains and savannas. Dotting the landscape is the ubiquitous borassus palm, where nesting birds roost and baboons spy. The extensive raised decks, surrounding both in the main lounge and the tents, allow guests to enjoy a meal or a relaxing afternoon while still enjoying wildlife viewing. There is a hardly a moment in camp where there isn't an animal in sight.


Game drives are fruitful with a variety of antelope, hippo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elephant and buffalo to be seen. Predator viewing is exceptional including lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.


06h00/06h30 - Wake up call. Light continental breakfast: cereals, tea/coffee/juices to be served in the dining room or around the fire
06h30 - Depart for morning activities, returning to camp at approximately 10h00
10h00/11h00 - Brunch consisting of a selection of breakfast and lunch dishes, From now until afternoon tea, guests will be at leisure or can take escorted short walks from camp
15h00 - Afternoon tea consisting of a selection of sweet and savoury snacks
15h30 - Depart on afternoon game viewing activities – drinks and snacks served for sundowners
19h00/19h30 - Return to camp (but could be later if good game sighting)
20h00 - Pre-dinner drinks are served on the main deck.
20h30 - Three-course dinner served with table wine
22h00 - Coffee and drinks at the campfire

Please note that the activities are flexible and can be tailor-made to guests’ requirements

Electricity & Water

220v generator powered electricity that runs 8hrs per day when guests are out on activities. When guests return, generator generally switched off (for peace in camp)
220v inverter system is used for lighting and other limited electrical use (no hairdryers) in each tent 24hrs a day
Video camera batteries can be charged in each tent 24hrs a day. An adaptor is provided in each room that accommodates most international plug systems but please bring a spare camera battery to ensure uninterrupted photographic opportunities
Plug points are available in each tent so that sleep apnoea machines may be used, but guests must advise camp of this in advance
Hot water is available 24 hours a day in the tents

Laundry Policy

Laundry is done on a daily basis, payment direct unless specified


  • Main area comprises a large decked area (lounge, under thatch dining, star deck, tea deck)
  • Photo/art gallery and quiet reading area
  • Climate controlled wine cellar
  • Curio Shop
  • Plunge pool
  • Traditional campfire


  • Chobe-style tents under thatch with each on a raised wooden deck
  • En-suite bathroom with stone bath, twin vanity basins, flush toilet and shower
  • Sliding door access through rear of tent
  • Sliding door entrances to tent from large veranda
  • Fans and mosquito nets



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