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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

The sky slowly lightens and then turns dark orange, with groves of magnificent borassus palms thrown sharply into silhouette against the onset of dawn… Sunrise at Selinda Camp is nothing less than spectacular and to be savoured as only life-changing memories can.
Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in northern Botswana’s startlingly beautiful and remote 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve.
The Selinda Spillway is an ancient waterway which flows in two directions, weaving its way as it links the far-reaches of the vast Okavango Delta in the south with the Linyanti wetlands in the west, receiving water from both. Further west is the Savute Channel, Chobe and the mighty Zambezi. North lays Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and Angola…

Home to some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo left in Southern Africa, this powerful place is one of the last great bastions of the endangered African wild dog – lycaon pictus – the “painted wolf”.
Designed with the elements in mind, Selinda Camp pays homage first and foremost to water, with splashes of blue and a crystal-clear swimming pool offering views over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway. The billowing silks, which adorn the ceilings of the lounge area, are a tribute to air, and the afternoon breezes that ripple the endless sea of grasses. Earth is represented in the cornucopia of home-grown meals lovingly prepared in our kitchens and the bright flames of our evening fire complete the ethos of being in harmony with nature.
Extensive raised decks give a sense of being part of forever as you gaze out over seemingly endless floodplains where wildlife abounds. But it wasn’t always this way. When Great Plains Conservation took over the Selinda Reserve in 2006 it was to rescue it – the concession and its wildlife had been hunted down to virtually nothing. Now it’s one of the finest wildlife areas in Botswana, if not Africa, and provides a base from which researchers are taking important strides in the effort to conserve and protect iconic species like elephants and Africa’s big cats.

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    • Light aircraft transfers from Kasane (50 mins) and Maun (45 min) airports;
    • Private Air charter access available;
    • Selinda Camp is a 40-minute drive/boat from its airstrip;
    • Co-ordinates - S18 31’ 58.46” : E23 31’ 19.64” .
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    BEDROOM
    • Large tents under thatch on raised, woodendecking with private verandah connected bysliding wood door;
    • Each tent has a small sitting area and desk;
    • Either twin or double bed configuration;
    • Canvas is green, with netted windows, overheadfans and wood-framed doors;
    • Honeymoon tent is not specific, but usually Tent 5or 9. Closest to main area is Tent 3;
    • Special two-room family tent two bedrooms andbathrooms.
    BATHROOM
    • Each tent has en-suite bathroom with deep stonetub, indoor shower, flush loo, dressing area anddouble basins;
    • The large bathroom is connected to the main tentby double sliding wood doors;
    • Hot and cold running water;
    • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion andhairdryers provided.
    CONSTRUCTION
    • Canvas tent on raised wooden decking.
    TEMPERATURE CONTROL
    • Overhead ceiling fan.
    MOSQUITO NETS
    • Fly netting on all tent sides and over beds as well as ultrasound repellent device.
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    FOOD & DRINK
    • All meals included. All drinks and beverages are included with the exception of imported champagnes and spirits;
    • Excellent: three delicious meals a day are provided. We are extremely flexible on timings. Picnic breakfasts or lunch (or both) are the norm due to very active game drives, often delivered to the bush!
    • All dietary requirements are catered for from regular to vegan to children, prior warning requested.
    USUAL BOARD BASIS
    • Full board.
    DINING STYLE
    • Group meals and/or individual tables, a la carte (menu options).
    DINING LOCATIONS
    • Indoor and outdoor.
    ROOM SERVICE
    • No.
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    POSSIBILITY OF DISABLED ACCESS
    • The camp layout is not conducive to wheelchairbound guests due to dirt pathways and uneventerrain;
    • For the walking impaired, Tent 3 is in closeproximity to the main area with minimal steps.
    LAUNDRY
    • Included in nightly tariff - next day service,weather permitting.
    CENTRAL FACILITIES/ COMMON AREAS
    • Large thatched main area with two lounges andlarge dining area;
    • Central pool area;
    • Climate controlled walk-in wine cellar;
    • Art gallery and curio shop;
    • Coffee/tea station;
    • Fire pit and seating.
    SHOP/BOUTIQUE
    • Selling locally and regionally produced crafts,many of which support local communityprojects in the nearby Okavango panhandle.
    SPA/GYM
    • Yoga mats, weights and bands are provided ineach suite;
    • In-room massage is available at additional cost.
    EQUIPMENT
    • Swarovski 8x42 binoculars in every guest tent.
    PRIVATE VEHICLE
    • Available at additional cost, based onavailability
    POWER & COMMUNICATIONS
    SOURCE
    • The camp is run by a combination of solar and generator power;
    • The system produces 220V, 24-hour electricity to the tents and main area;
    • Universal plug points in each tent.
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    MALARIA
    • Minimal – Malaria prophylaxis are recommended if guests are concerned but this is a remote area with little occurrence.
    MEDICAL CARE
    • Guests must hold comprehensive medical insurance and emergency evacuation insurance;
    • Senior staff all has first aid training;
    • Nearest decent medical facility is in Maun, and then Johannesburg.
    RISK OF DANGEROUS ANIMALS
    • Moderate – high predator density area.
    SECURITY MEASURES
    • None. There are no populations nearby, and no uninvited guests.
    FIRE SAFETY
    • Fire extinguishers in every tent.
    MONEY MATTERS
    SAFES
    • Safes are provided in every room.
    ACCEPTED PAYMENT ON LOCATION
    • All-inclusive. Staff gratuities can be paid in Botswana Pula, South African Rands, US Dollars (2004 bills or later only) or GB Pounds;
    • Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted (No Amex or Diners).
    THE TEAM
    LODGE OWNERS
    Great Plains Conservation.
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    • We look forward to having children stay with us that are 6 years and older;
    • Families with children 6-11 could be accommodated in the same vehicle as other guests;
    • Children under 6 will be considered, if the group books the entire camp on exclusive use;
    • Young children must be supervised as the camp is open with high predator densities in and around camp and there is water surrounding camp;
    • Children must be a minimum of 12 years old to participate in extensive walking activities (Young Explorers program excepted);
    • Young Explorers program – thoughtfully designed to explore a range of experiences and topics from birding to cooking to art to tracking wildlife.
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Selinda Camp
7 Guest tents + Family Tent + Pilot/guide tent
01 April - 14 June &
01 November -319 December 2017  
15 June - 31 October 2017 20 December 2017 - 10 January 2018
- US$  per person per night sharing $ 995 $ 1 690 $ 1 260
- US$  single supplement No Charge $ 845 $ 630
- US$  children sharing with adults (6-15 yrs) $ 498 $ 845 $ 630
- US$  guide/pilot rate per night $ 240
- US$  private vehicle rate $ 720 per vehicle per day

Selinda Camp is only accessible to guests by scheduled air transfers or private air charters. On arrival at the airfield, the road transfer to camp is approximately 45 minutes, allowing time for game viewing en route. During flood season, when water levels rise, we often use a boat for these transfers. This transfer is a combination of a 15-minute drive to the boat dock and then a 15-minute boat ride to camp. We prefer to use the boat for transfers whenever logistically feasible.

Selinda Camp’s (Category B) airfield is licensed for aircraft as large as a King Air, Pilatus PC-12 and Cessna Caravan. The co-ordinates are S18″33.95′; E23″30.73′.

Flying time in a Cessna Caravan from Maun to Selinda Airfield is 45 minutes and from Kasane it is 50 minutes. Flying times vary depending on the type of aircraft being used and prevailing weather conditions.

Free Bush Boarding Pass

Enjoy an authentic Botswana safari experience with us, and fly for free


 •    Free flights to/from any Great Plains Conservation camp.Valid for all scheduled air transfers, that we book for you, starting/ending at Maun / Kasane airports and/or all other camps within the greater Delta, Linyanti and Chobe regions ;

•     Not valid for additional camera (freight) seats, pilot / guides rates;

•     Free inter camp air transfer offer applicable to all standard guest rate accommodation reservations.  No minimum stay requirements, however, for stays of a 
combination of 6 nights or more at Duba Expedition Camp and/or Selinda Camp/Zarafa Camp & Dhow Suites, a free helicopter transfer is available; 
See our Heli The Spillway special offer;


•    This offer is valid for all new reservations that travel between 01 October 2016 - 31 May 2017.

Flight : GPC121 Date 01/10/16 - 31/05/17

 

Heli the Selinda Thrillway

Combining the Selinda Reserve with Duba Plains is a perfect pairing of Botswana’s most
esteemed wildlife areas. And we’ve now made it all the sweeter. And more irresistible...

For guests staying at Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suites combined with Duba Plains for a minimum of 6 nights, the inter-camp air transfer will now be a FREE helicopter transfer!
This 35 minute helicopter flight offers a uniquely spectacular aerial view of the Northern Okavango Delta region between the Selinda Reserve and Duba Plains.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Valid for all new reservations travelling until 10 January 2018;
Not valid for guides and tour leaders;
Minimum 6 night stay required between Duba Plains and either Selinda or Zarafa camp in any combination of nights;
Minimum 2 guests per transfer;
This offer can be combined with our  Botswana Fly Free special offer for stay between 01 October 2016 and 31 May 2017
 

 

  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, scheduled wildlife activities, meals, laundry (only available at Selinda Camp), conservancy fees, return airstrip road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne).
  • Exclusive of flights and relevant spa services.
  • Selinda Camp guest tents include the complimentary use of a pair of Swarovski HD binoculars.


CHILD POLICY

  • Minimum age is 6 years.
  • Child rates are applicable for up to two children aged 15 and younger sharing with two adults in the family tent.
  • Should the family tent be unavailable, child rates are applicable for one child aged 15 and younger sharing with two adults in a tent.
  • Children 16 and older will pay applicable adult rates and be accommodated in a separate tent.
  • Families will be combined with other guests on all activities.

GENERAL NOTES
• All city services and ground transfers, conservation/park fees, levies, and air transfers are excluded unless otherwise noted.
• Standard Terms and Conditions apply - a copy of which is available on request.
• Rates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, fuel levies, surcharges, government decree, or items of this nature.
• Comprehensive medical and travel insurance is required for all guests travelling to the properties and is a condition of travel and stay.

Great Plains Conservation Child Policy
These general guidelines apply to all of the Great Plains Conservation properties:
• Families at all our camps will be on shared activities with other guests.
• The minimum age requirement for walking and canoeing is 12 years in all camps except Selinda Explorers Camp where activities will be adjusted for children 10 years and older.
• Children 15 and younger must share a room with at least one adult.
• On the Selinda Adventure Trail, children 10 to 15 years (inclusive) are welcome on departures that have been booked on a private basis. This allows the guide and crew to adjust the daily walking and/or canoeing distances to suit the family’s needs.
• The child rate is based on a child sharing with two adults (except ol Donyo Lodge, Mara Plains and Selinda Camp family rooms where is is up to two children sharing with two adults). If this configuration is not possible, then it may be that the child will be charged the applicable adult rate.
• We evaluate each booking to ensure we deliver the best possible safari experience to all our guests in camp. In some cases, we may need to turn away a family booking in order to do so; we will do everything possible to try and avoid that outcome.
• Our camps are located in wildlife zones that are not fenced in and there are no child care facilities in our camps. Parents/guardians must be watchful of and responsible for their children at all times.
• Each of our camps has a unique child policy based on the size, location and structure of the camp. Please consult each camp’s rate page for specifics.

ABOUT THE LODGE

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    Activities

    Early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives in an open 4×4 vehicle, guided bush walks, boat-based activities when water levels permit and in-room massages.
  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Fully inclusive of all activities, meals, park fees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium spirits). Flights are additional and can be arranged on your behalf.
  • Number of Guests

    Number of Guests

    We normally accommodate a maximum of 18 guests sharing in 9 tented villas, including a family room for those travelling with children. An additional guide’s tent is also available. Children from 6 years are welcome. Families with children between the ages of 6 & 15 need to book a private vehicle at the time of enquiry.
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