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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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New York City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here two nights. Small plane landed at airstrip, then driven to delta, and ten minute boat ride later arrived. Tents well appointed and clean, looking out on water spillway, equipped with binoculars,beautiful picture books written by the owners, even a set of paints should you be so inclined. Staff (52 people for maximum 20 guests) outstandingly friendly and helpful... More

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

Hi there, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Selinda and all of the wildlife visitors outside of your room. It was great to have you Please come visit us again soon. Best wishes, The Selinda Team More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The camp is very nice with big and well appointent tents (9 of them) offering privacy and communion with nature. We loved the fact that there are binoculars in each rooms for guests to use (first time we see that !!!) as well as a range of books to consult on mammals, birds, etc. The staff is nice and service... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for choosing Selinda for your stay in Botswana. We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and hope you made some great memories to take away with you. All the best, The Selinda Team Ps – remember to support our rhino relocation initiative where we moving 100 rhino to Botswana next year. Please visit our... More

Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The accommodation borders on luxurious, the staff are professional & very welcoming & accommodating to ones needs. The meals are excellent, from pre-dawn continental stye breakfast to full after game breakfast, to buffet lunch & dinner in the open. The drinks are included. Our guide was magnificent & the game viewing outstanding.

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

Hi there, We’re so glad you chose to stay with us during your trip to Botswana. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you back at Selinda in the near future. All the best, The Selinda Team Ps – remember to support our rhino relocation initiative where we moving 100 rhino to Botswana next year. Please visit... More

Boca Raton, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We absolutely LOVED Selinda. The hosts Melanie and Grant are awesome. The food was terrific and every need was met. We were treated like royalty and our "tent" was luxurious and cozy in the Southern hemisphere winter. Our guide, OB, was superb. We saw a plethora of wildlife, including animals that are often hard to view like cheetah and wild... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your kind words about Selinda, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you saw the wild dogs and leopard. We hope to see you back on the spillway in the near future! Best wishes, The Selinda Team Ps – remember to support our rhino relocation initiative where we moving 100 rhino to... More

Tucson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I don't recall having to ask for anything at Selinda. The camp is so well run that the friendly staff seems to anticipate what you want. Accommodations are first class, and of course the wildlife drives are wonderful. Health note: the roads at this camp and others are "off road". Lots of bumps, twisting and turning. It's inevitable. If you... More

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

Hi Rich, We are so glad you chose Selinda to stay at as part of your trip to Botswana. It was sad to see you go and we hope you will return some day soon. All the best, The Selinda Team Ps – remember to support our rhino relocation initiative where we moving 100 rhino to Botswana next year. Please... More

Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My family just spent 4 days at Selinda and it was beyond amazing! Mel and Gront were the best hosts ever along with everyone who works at the camp...we were catered to constantly. Our tracker Mots was so great as well...he had so much information about all the animals and their behavior and he clearly loves his job...it was such... More

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

Hi Sara, We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Selinda and we really enjoyed having you here. We hope you will return one day too! All the best, The Selinda Team More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my first photography safari and we stayed at three different camps. Selinda was my favorite. This is a private, well-run, beautiful camp. We were so pleased with the service from the staff and hosts (Mel and Grant). The only gripe that we had was that we couldn't check our email at least once to just make sure all... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are over the moon you enjoyed your stay so much and glad you got to spend time on the water and in the vehicles! We hope we will see you back on the spillway soon! Best wishes, The Selinda Team More

Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

An excellent camp wonderful opportunity to see large animals in a quiet uncrowded area. The guide I had was excellent and we had some wonderful viewings of Wild Dog and Lions. Also animals come very close to the tent areas had an elephant sleep right next to my tent and had another one walk right by during mid day. Overall... More

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

Hi James, We are so glad you chose Selinda to stay with during your time in Botswana and that you saw Wild Dog and Lion. We hope to see you back here very soon! Best wishes, The Selinda Team More

Chorley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A wonderful oasis in the wilderness! We landed by helicopter to be warmly greeted by the effervescent Mel and some of her team, who really could not help enough. The accommodation was very comfortable with great views to look out at from our verandah. Sleeping amidst the roar of hippos and elephants is something I will not forget. Food was... More

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

Hi Eunice, Thank you so much for choosing Selinda for your trip to Botswana, we really enjoyed having you and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Selinda Team More

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Additional Information about Selinda Camp

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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