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Selinda Camp

Certificate of Excellence
Selinda Spillway | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
Selinda Camp
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took our three teenage daughters to Botswana for our first safari. Selinda was truly a gift. Quite a trek to get to from Los Angeles but well worth the long travel. The entire staff was first rate and we are most thankful for the incredible guide Motts. He was professional, hardworking and knowledgable. This camp felt very authentic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Selinda, in a family tent which was very large and exceedingly well appointed. The highlights were seeing a lion kill with the pride of lions on our first game drive, and following a wild dog pack. Our guide, Mots, was fantastic with the ability to make everything interesting and accommodate our wishes. As well as... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent time at Selinda in August 2014. It's stunningly beautiful, the rooms are wonderful, the food is spectacular - but what shone most brightly for me at Selinda Camp is the service. I became ill with a very sore throat while at Selinda (not FROM anything at Selinda I assure you) and the team brought me soup, medication and... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Selinda and this time I was accompanied by my wife. We received a warm welcome at the airstrip from Lizzy who was the previous camp manager and has now been promoted. Selinda is a classic-style camp with comfortable tent. This property is under the ownership of Great Plains which disassociated itself - for marketing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at this camp, our second stop on our Botswana safari. We were very impressed with everything about Selinda. The tent/room was spacious, comfortable and lovely, with great views out over river that runs in front of the camp. The communal areas were beautiful, this is part of the Great Plains company and the owners pay a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was our second stay at Selinda and it was better than our first 4 night visit in 2014 we stayed 5 nights this trip Wonderful staff cant do enough for you We asked for and got Mots to guide us again best guide in Africa this man is remarkable he just knows were the game is we tracked and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a return visit for us and it was just as good if not better than our previous visit just over 18 months ago. Everyone works very hard to make you feel at home. The staff are excellent and the guides are exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble and anything is possible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I wavered between giving Selinda Camp three or four stars, having started my visit on a slightly negative note. But, in the end, the staff really pulled out all the stops to make the rest of my visit as enjoyable as possible, so four stars it is. The camp itself is difficult to get to, with the easiest way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

From arrival (a superb journey from Duba Plains by helicopter) to departure, our 4 days were unbelievable. The accommodation is outstanding with large tented rooms with a bath (yes!) shower and a porch overlooking the enormous concession. Elephants and hippo's are all around and on a couple of occasions even visited the porch. The wildlife is the best - 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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