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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Selinda Spillway | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
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Selinda Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every place you stay after staying at Selinda will seem disappointing. It is truly a magical experience that is hard to explain without being there. The entire stay from our pick up at the airstrip to our drop off was simply flawless. I still think about the early morning tea before heading out for the day. The service was world... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have made two trips to Selinda in our 6 photo safaris to Africa. It is part of the 3 camps complex including Duba Plains and Zarafa Camps owned by Great Plains. It is the mid priced one of the camps and good value for the price. The food is very good and the game drives outstanding. We went for... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hi Steve, We are so glad to hear how much you have enjoyed Selinda and especially liked that you have now visited us twice. We hope that you can come and visit your Selinda family and the cats again sometime in the near future. All the best, Francesca, Laurie, Banaki, Maggie and the Selinda Team More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Absolutely magical. Amazing food, super hospitality and some of the friendliest people we've ever met! Sure, you take tiny planes, boats and jeeps to get to the camp, but it is SO WORTH IT! The team at Selinda were so helpful, had amazing stories to tell and could not have made our trip any more perfect. We hope to return... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed the magical stories of Selinda and we hope you have made some of your own to tell now. We hope you return soon. All the best, Francesca, Laurie, Banaki, Maggie and the Selinda Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I thought I had seen it all, having spent most of my working life travelling the world. However visiting Selinda has shown me that there are still "special" places to see and experience. From the moment we were picked up at the private airstrip from our Cessna to the moment we were dropped back there was one of the most... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review! We are so glad you were able to see the beauty of Selinda and appreciate how special Selinda is. It is so nice to hear how many animals you saw during your trip, especially the amazing experiences with our endangered wild dogs. This is always a once in... More 

Maarssen, The Netherlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed 5 nights in Selinda Camp, which is a 50 minutes flight from Maun. The camp is remotely located on the bank of the Selinda Spillway. Elephants and hippo's are passing by the tents every day. At arrival, by boat, you are welcomed by the entire staff, a ceremony which is repeated whenever you leave for and return from... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your detailed review of Selinda. We are very happy that you experienced our drives, boat cruises and walks and saw such a variety of wildlife by doing so. We are over the moon you enjoyed your stay so much and hope it won't be your last visit to the beautiful Selinda Spillway. All... More 

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you want to stay in pristine wilderness, be spoilt by staff that never forget your favourite food, wine etc, together with having the most incredible game viewing experiences then this is the place . The accommodation is very spacious with lots of thoughtful extras - watercolours, paper and brushes, decanters of port / sherry, great books, even detergent if... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Steve is delighted you enjoyed his food and we are over the moon that you followed the endangered wild dogs for so long. We hope that your first stay on the Selinda Spillway will continue to be memorable... More 

Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have just returned from 6 nights at Selinda and we wished we could have stayed longer. It is exceptional for many reasons but chief among them is the incredible staff led by Francesca, Laurie and Banaki. They are without exception the best staff we have seen in over 45 years of travel...unfailingly thoughtfull, attentive and delightful. No detail is... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Dear Mike and Karlin, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you at Selinda and especially loved that you stayed for 6 nights. We're glad we helped to make your anniversary special and that you have such beautiful memories of Selinda. We hope to see you on the Selinda Spillway again soon. All the best,... More 

Vannes, France
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125 reviews 125 reviews
60 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My daughter and I stayed 2 nights here at the beginning of a 3 camp safari trip -- that included DumaTau, Selinda and Little Mombo -- 1st week November 2014. This was my 9th safari and my daughter's 8th, meaning we are experienced at what one should realistically expect from the camps and game viewing etc. Selinda was our least... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hello there, We are so happy that you enjoyed your comfy bed and the view from your room. Selinda is indeed a beautiful place. We have passed on your comments to Lets who will be ecstatic that you were so impressed with his guiding. We are very privileged to have such a great team of guides on the concession and... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had the amazing opportunity to spend the first part of our honeymoon at Selinda Camp and we can't even find the words to describe how unbelievable the whole experience was. From our arrival, to the accommodations, and the graciousness of our hosts Francesca and Laurie, it was all beyond our expectations. Knowing it was our honeymoon, they made sure... More 

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Dear Swati and Laurent, Thank you for your kind words concerning Selinda and we are so glad that we helped to make your long- awaited honeymoon special. Nature was also definitely on your side to show you the endangered wild dogs and the elusive honey badgers!! We are glad your love of wild life documentaries and your respect from Dereck... More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I visited Selinda recently. It is beautifully located and very well run bythe delightful Francesca and Laurie who create a warm and friendly atmosphere and are ever-present to look after guests. The guides are very good and there is a great variety of wildlife to be seen. Altogether a memorable experience. We strongly recommend a visit.

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Dear Michael, We are so happy that you and Margaret enjoyed your time at Selinda. We really loved having you here and your stories at the dinner table are being missed! Please come and visit us and the spillway again soon. All the best, Francesca, Laurie and the Selinda Team More 

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Address: Selinda Spillway | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Selinda Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Selinda Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Selinda Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta

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