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Great Plains Conservation Selinda Explorers Camp

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Selinda Explorers Camp is poised in a remote, treasured and crucial gathering point for the wildlife along the famous Selinda Spillway of Botswana's 320 000 acre private Selinda Reserve. Guests are encouraged to explore outside of the game drive vehicle, by foot and canoe. This classic camp, consisting of four custom-designed tents, transports us back to bygone era of authentic safaris.
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Mpacha Airport90 mi
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Last year, we had the pleasure of staying at Selinda Camp. We loved it so much that we wanted to return this year. Well, Selinda Camp is undergoing a complete rebuild, so we had two options within the Great Plains portfolio in the Selinda area; splurge and stay at Zarafa Camp,
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Selinda Explorers Camp
Responded Dec 2, 2018
Dumelang AJ Thank you so much for the wonderful review, it is mesmerizing to read it. We are delighted to hear that Selinda Explorers Camp has surpass your expectations, actually that is what we strive for: to offer the best experience. We take pride in everything we do to make sure that you have a comfortable stay with us. Mokopi is a great guide, his ability to track, spot and interpret animals behavior is best to none. And Doctor compliment him quiet well, they are the best duo. We hope to see you soon. Best regards Selinda Explorers team,
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This camp is so beautiful you will never want to leave. The army grade huge tents are very comfortable, the private outdoor bathrooms luxurious and the attention to detail in every aspect of their service explains the pricing. We ended our 12 days in Botswana here and were not
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Selinda Explorers Camp
Responded Nov 18, 2018
Dumelang Julia & Pino Thank you so much for you kind words and we really appreciate you taking time to share your experience with us here at Selinda Explorers Camp. We glad to hear that the team excelled in all the aspects of your stay and the area has given you the best sightings. Our mission is simply; to give our guests the best experience in the bush. The team is looking forward to host you again. Best regards from the rest of Explores staff. Bujos & Ceci
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Wow if you want to experience exceptional customer service, see lots of animals and be made to feel like family then this is the camp for you. The fabulous experience started as soon as our game driver Donald greeted us, he said the ride would be an hour and a half give or take
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Great Plains Conservation Selinda Explorers Camp
Responded Oct 3, 2018
Greetings Pat and Darlene, We are delighted to hear from you, Thank you so much for taking time to leave such a wonderful review. it gives us great pleasure to know your stay and overall experience at Selinda Explorers was life changing, also one that made you feel like family. Chef William, Donald and the rest of the team at Explorers sure love feedback, and send their regards. Once again, Many, Many Thanks! We hope to welcome you back soon, Explorers Team.
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Very authentic camp. Although the Selinda Spillway was dry, we had unbelievable experiences with our guide Joseph. Thanks also to the staff and the management for the warm welcome and the fantastic stay in this camp.
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Great Plains Conservation Selinda Explorers Camp
Responded Dec 10, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate it and we're delighted that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Warm regards, The Selinda Explorers Team
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Selinda Explorer was a magical place located in the most beautiful setting. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. Parks, our guide, was incredibly knowledgable, thoughtful, knew the perfect position for the best photograph and found us such special moments with the wildlife.
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Great Plains Conservation Selinda Explorers Camp
Responded Dec 10, 2018
What a lovely review, thank you so much! The night drives is one of the many great aspects of being on a private concession where one also hardly sees any traffic, apart from the elephant herds of course! Sadly the canoeing activity is only available during the winter months, roughly between June - August, as we depend on the flood levels being high during this time of the year. In the summer we enjoy long days exploring the areas by vehicle or by foot, with the days ending in the most magnificent sunsets to be seen this time of year (with G&T in hand of course!) and those exciting night drives you mentioned. Kindest regards, The Selinda Explorers Team
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Most amazing outdoor bubble bath!
Our special anniversary surprise outside our tent!
how are the bugs?
Some in August but they supply mossie spray and bug killer and I brought my own also.
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I bought a Botswana adaptor on amazon which was very helpful. They have charging stations in the main area and one extra plug in the room.
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I'm looking for prices for the Selinda Explorers Camp. Thanks!
Hi there Annette, We are so excited you see you are interested to stay at our Selinda Explorers Camp in the private Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana You don't mention how many folks would be travelling with you or when you would like to travel so I recommend that you simply go to the rates section on our website (we not allowed to include web addresses here on Tripadvisor) but you could go to greatplainsconservation com - scroll down to the very bottom and there you will see a link to our rates for travel in 2014 and 2015. Should you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me directly - hilton @ greatplainsconservation com Looking forward to having you stay with us real soon Hilton Walker Sales and Reservations Director Great Plains Conservation
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"There are only 4 tents so every tent is wonderful!"
"all rooms are great, just make sure you wait for the guide to pick you up and drop you off. we had elephants right in front of our room."
"all tents were the same - they were very clean and with a lovely view"
"Four tents scattered round the camp, all pretty much the same. Some had views of the spillway"
"All tents looked the same--maybe #1 and 2 had slightly better views."
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango Delta
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