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Selinda Camp

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Selinda Spillway | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
Selinda Camp
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to many 5 star lodges across SA and Selinda trumps all of them. The experience starts with a stunning boat ride along the spillway where you will see numerous hippos bopping up and down and the scenery along the way is spectacular. The rooms at the lodge are very nicely designed - with big tubs - all... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

literally one of the best and most beautiful places I've ever been. Unparalleled service. The kindest most considerate staff. I am trying to find any possible way to come back again soon. Thank you for an unforgettable stay

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Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time we got picked up at the landing strip to the time we left, we loved our stay at Selinda. Our guide was fantastic, the staff at the camp were always very friendly, always made sure we had all that we needed. This was our last stop in Africa before going back home and we really enjoyed our... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Congratulations to Dereck and Beverly on providing a wonderful lodge which really creates the perfect safari atmosphere.Incredible staff,amazing animal viewing and good food. They use the profits to do so much good work.I am amazed and inspiured by the 2 of you and your wonderful lodges.

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

Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and Olesya here. We are so happy that you enjoyed the animal viewing and hope that it won't be the last time you visit us here on the Selinda Spillway. All the best, Francesca, Laurie, Banaki, Maggie and the Selinda Team More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review. We are over the moon that we contributed to making your honeymoon special and that you enjoyed Selinda so much. We hope that this won't be the last time you visit us here on the Selinda Spillway and look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Francesca,... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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