Selinda Reserve, Botswana
This small and simple camp, located on a remote stretch of the Selinda Spillway in the heart of the vast 320,000-acre private Selinda Reserve, evokes the ambience of safari expedition camps of old. Yet its contemporary amenities ensure a most comfortable stay in the midst of some of Africa's last great wilderness.
Four traditional canvas tents, shaded by a canopy of mangosteen and jackalberry trees, accommodate just eight guests. Vintage décor sets the atmosphere, with campaign furniture, classic traveling trunks and woven rugs. In an effort to rekindle the magic of a proper expedition camp, hot and cold water are provided in large jugs on demand for the copper vanities, and the en suite flush toilet and bucket shower, though enclosed at the sides, are open to the stars above. Hot water for the bucket shower is brought to your tent on request, and should the romantic in you prove hard to resist, brass hip baths can be portered to a nearby sandbank on the edge of the Selinda Spillway for a memorable bath without peer!
Beyond camp, the region is a wildlife hotspot that's home to huge herds of elephant and buffalo as well as lion, wild dog, sable and roan antelope that are spotted on a regular basis along with plenty of other wildlife. And because at Selinda Explorers Camp the focus is on walking, you will also see the many small and fascinating things often missed on vehicles. Another plus of staying at Selinda Explorers Camp is its commitment to conservation; the camp's owners are dedicated to initiatives that protect the wild habitat that make a wildlife-viewing experience here so momentous.