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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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Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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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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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 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Upon arrival at the airstrip, we decided to do a game drive immediately and after seeing a leopard, a pride of lions that included 6 small cubs, elephants, buffalo and waterbucks (not to mention the beautiful lilac-breasted roller) we crossed the water exactly at sunset which reflected on the glass like water. An arrival to a safari camp just doesn't... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for your long and kind review. We are so glad we helped to make your 20th anniversary special and that you had such a brilliant time at Selinda. We have passed your comments onto Lesh who is also over the moon that you enjoyed the guiding side of your stay! We hope that you will come and... More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Zim and Botswana in July/Aug 2014. Our first stop after Zim was Selinda. We flew from Kasane and landed by the Selinda spillway. We were received by the airstrip and the adventure begins with a boat ride to the Camp. That was already a great start seeing elephants crossing the spillway and... More 

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

Hello, We are over the moon you enjoyed your time at Selinda and we helped to make your honeymoon special. We are especially happy that you got to see the endangered wild dogs- that will definitely make your trip memorable! We are so looking forward to welcoming you and your wife again in the near future and definitely if you... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wow! We really can't say enough good things about our three night stay here. Selinda was by far our favorite camp of the three we stayed at during our time in Botswana. The camp itself, set on the spillway, is lovely and our tent was beautifully appointed. We loved the giant tub! Selinda's staff is top notch, with everything running... More 

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

Hi Evan, We are so glad you and Kimberly enjoyed your long awaited honeymoon and are over the moon that you took the recommendation for Botswana beef as well!! We really enjoyed having you and hope that you will come visit us and the spillway again sometime soon. All the best, Laurie, Francesca, Banaki and the Selinda Team More 

Orange County, CA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What a wonderful experience! We stayed 3 nights at Selinda, and we enjoyed meeting our diverse fellow travelers, who were serious photographers and interested in wildlife. Our guide, O.B. was fantastic - skilled, patient, teaching us so much and leading us to wonderful game-viewing experiences. He really IS "OB-wan." We wanted to stay longer and can't wait to return! The... More 

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

Hi there, We're so glad you chose Selinda to stay at during your time in Botswana and enjoyed OB's guiding! We are also looking forward to your return and the chance to make some more special memories. All the best, The Selinda Team More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

my wife and I booked a 2 camp safari staying at duba plains for 3 nights and flying by helicopter for 3 nights at selinda camp booked with Imagine Africa who were brilliant . staff were very helpful and attentive, food was a delight and cooked perfectly the game drives sublime, if a little bumpy, although this was more than... More 

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

Hello, We are over the moon you chose to stay with two of our camps and enjoyed both equally. We really enjoyed having you both and hope that you will visit us and the spillway again soon. All the best, The Selinda Team PS - Remember you can help us ensure we move 100 rhinos to safety in Botswana next... More 

Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Selinda out of a total 14 days in Botswana. The tents are very spacious and private. Binoculars , set of water colours and range books to consult are excellent add ons that make ones stay different to other lodges. Meals are excellent lunch and dinner are buffet style, the food was excellent. Breakfast is continental... More 

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

Hi Leslie, We are so glad you chose Selinda to stay with during your time to Botswana and are even happier to hear you enjoyed it so much. Hopefully you will make the trip from Santiago again and we will see you all in the not too distant future! Best wishes, 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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