Botswana's New Diamond

In a country known for it's diamonds, Great Plains Conservation is proud to announce a new gem to be found in the Selinda Reserve.

Opening 15 August 2012 Selinda Explorers Camp has just four tents and will be a new concept camp for Botswana; an exclusive-use camp located on the banks of the Selinda Spillway which is not chargeable per camp, but chargeable per person up to a maximum of maximum of eight people.  A separate guide's tent is available for those bringing a private guide.

It is designed in the style of the early explorers, with Campaign-style furniture, decanters of Cognac, Persian rugs, flush toilets and bucket showers.  As a romantic touch, brass hip-baths can be portered to a nearby sand bank on the banks of the Spillway.  If you're reading this and the camp looks and sounds familiar, it is. This is, right down to the last teaspoon, Great Plains Conservation's Lukula Camp that was in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, relocated to the Selinda Reserve.

In balance with the wild location of this camp (about an hour’s game drive west of Selinda airstrip) the camp is ecologically sensitive with 100% solar power, grey water treatment, bore-hole water for drinking, and activities that concentrate on getting back to nature: guided walking and canoeing a focus, but day and night game drives available exploring the eastern reaches of the Selinda Reserve where there is an extensive networks of tracks.  It is a wildlife hot-spot, with huge herds of elephants and buffalo, lion, wild dog, sable and roan antelope all frequently spotted.

Perfect for small groups and families, or for couples or single travellers wanting total exclusivity (minimum charge: 4x per person rate), it is affordable with 2012 rates at just USD368 per person low season, rising to just USD545 peak season, all-inclusive. 2013 rates available on request. Closed December to February. Access via light aircraft to Selinda airstrip.

Reservations: +27 21 4345208. 

Further information: Alex Walters: +44 1379 783593 or +44 75544 31638

Selinda Explorers Camp mess tent

Selinda Explorers Camp guest tent

Romantic bath setup

Selinda Explorers tent detail