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Selinda Camp

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Shanghai, China
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38 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the 8th of our 9 stop safari tour of South Africa & Botswana as arranged by Yellow Zebra Safaris! Selinda has a great location visited often by elephants on a regular basis. The hi-lite was the tracking, following of a pack of wild dogs to its gruesome end of an unfortunate Impala! Great job by our guide, OB!... More 

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

Hello Arnie, Thank you so much for the trip advisor review. The wild dogs are still roaming the reserve and we are so happy that you had such a great time here. OB sends his regards and the next time you come visit we will make sure that we are stocked up on postcards. Warm Regards The Selinda Team More 

Toronto
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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff was fantastic always welcoming and friendly having you favourite drink waiting for you after a morning game drive the food was excellent and the tented villas were gorgeous . all the aside its the animals...they had it all it would take forever to list them all, it was a great experience.

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Thank jerryg68
GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hey there, Thank you very much for the kind review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy that you had such a fabulous time here. The Selinda team wish to say hello and we wish you can come back soon. Warm Regards Noxy and the Selinda Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 awesome days with breathtaking lodging, superb food , very friendly and helpful staff. Saw every animal (elephants giraffes leopards zebras lions hippos kudus etc) we expected at close range. Guides very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and return. Great family trip.

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Thank michou32655
GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hello, We would like to thank you so much for this lovely review on tripadvisor. The animal sightings have been phenomenal and Selinda is as serene and beautiful as ever. We are so happy that you had such a great experience here and we hope to see you back again soon. The animals as well as the Selinda Team will... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided that I would write a review for our favorite out of the 3 places we stayed on our recent trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe. While all were good, Selinda came out on top for us. Some of the reasons why: - We felt comfortable from the moment we arrived. For us, the camp had a more "down-to-earth" vibe... More 

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

Hey there, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Selinda! We are so very happy to read that this was your best place ever on your trip and we hope you will cherish the memories for a long time to come. It seems you were also very lucky with the game drives... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We've enjoyed reading the latest reviews on Selinda Camp and we agree with all of the positive comments wholeheartedly! Perhaps the best addition we can contribute to all the wonderful comments is to say that our plans to return are already in place. We stayed at Selinda Camp for only three nights (May 29-June 1) and it just wasn't long... More 

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Thank CB2029
GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Hey there, We are so thankful for this wonderful review on trip advisor. We will make sure that OB is available to guide you next year when you return. I remember you telling me that you had already booked for next year's trip while you were still here in camp. I will make sure to be here waiting for your... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Selinda camp was a fabulous place! The service and food were fantastic, the staff were incredibly friendly, warm, and caring. We became extremely close to our guide, Stanley. His goal from the beginning was to keep us safe and provide us the best wildlife adventure and he did not fail us. We cried as we boarded our plane as we... More 

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

Hi Judie & John, Thank you for such a positive review. We are delighted that you had such a fantastic time at our beautiful camp. The Selinda team send their warmest greetings and they are awaiting your return to your home away from home which is Selinda. Stanley does pass his regards and has nothing be wonderful memories of your... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I'll start by saying my eyes welled up when we hugged everyone goodbye after 3 incredible days at Selinda. We did not want to leave! The people here radiate warm & kindness. The manager, Noxy, was a joy. I'll miss our conversations over dinner & cocktails. Our guide, OB, was the best. His breadth of knowledge on every animal &... More 

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

Hello, Would like to thank you so very much for such a great review. We are so happy that you felt at home and had such a memorable holiday. Your home here in Selinda still gets the lion and hippo calls at night. OB sends his regards and hopes to see you soon. The camp is as warm and happy... More 

Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and I had a great time at Selinda camp. But instead writing about all the wonderful things which are plenty I also have some critical notes. I can't agree with people who praise guide Stanley that high. Our experience was not so good. I'm sure he is a good tracker but during our stay he didn't find e.g.... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you for your review, we take all the feedback seriously and will move to improve and be a stronger team. We hope to see you back again soon. Selinda is looking very green and we are getting the nightly visits from the hippos. The loan mix of the lechwee and water-buck is still roaming the area and... More 

Hallandale Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

After a scenic 45 minute flight from Maun, my wife and I arrived at the Selinda airstrip and were greeted by Spike, our guide for the next few days. The drive to Selinda Camp took about 45 minutes and provided us the opportunity to get to know Spike and enjoy the Delta scenery and wildlife. Upon arrival at the camp,... More 

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Thank Randy S
GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Selinda Camp, responded to this review

Warm greetings from Selinda, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We appreciate the kind words and are ecstatic that you had such a wonderful time at our camp. The wild dogs are doing well, and we hope that you come back again to see them hunt. The Selinda pride is thriving and the cubs are getting a little... More 

Canterbury, Kent
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29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Selinda Camp was our third and final stop in Botswana and it certainly didn't disappoint on any level. We arrived by Mack Air and warmly welcomed by Justine and her team. Our accommodation was wonderful with every home comfort, including a bath as well as a shower. We could even use the hairdryer supplied as their generator was adequate. We... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review. Your kind words mean the world to us and we are so glad that you had such a fantastic time while you were here. Selinda is as green as ever and we are hoping for some more water in the spillway. Justine and Donald as well as the whole Selinda team wish you... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Selinda Camp looks out onto the Selinda Spillway, a unique seasonal waterway that links the Okavango Delta with the wildlife-rich floodplains of the Linyanti marshes. Selinda Camp's nine spacious tents (including a family unit) are tucked away into the natural vegetation with wonderful views of palm-studded floodplains. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and veranda. The main area is attractive, cool and under thatch and comprises dining, lounge and bar areas with spectacular views. Set apart from the main area is the photo and art gallery next to the camp's 500-bottle wine cellar, open-air deck, plunge pool and traditional campfire area. The Selinda Spillway winds its way through the Selinda Reserve and forms a magnet for the wildlife of the region. The area is thus an all-year-round wildlife viewing destination with large concentrations of elephant, buffalo, antelope, lechwe, giraffe, zebra, kudu, cheetah, wild dog, lion and leopard, with excellent birding of over 300 species in both the marshes and the dry country. Morning and afternoon-into-night game drives in custom-built 4x4 Land Cruisers with Guided nature walks, boating and seasonal fly-fishing ... more   less 

Additional Information about Selinda Camp

Address: Selinda Spillway | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $683 - $1,099 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Selinda Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Selinda Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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