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Selinda Explorers Camp


Classically wild

Selinda Explorers Camp can be found sitting in the shade of a riverine forest on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in the middle of a 130,000-hectare reserve.

This classically romantic camp is a step back in time with just four canvas tents complete with campaign-style furniture made from recycled hardwoods and soft furnishings from Zanzibar and the East, along with modern comforts such as hot showers and fabulous beds. Simple yet timelessly stylish.

A Bedouin-style main area consisting of a lounge and separate dining room is the relaxed heart of the camp. The entire setup can be booked exclusively for families and small groups.

Guiding is excellent and you can explore on game drives, by canoe and on exciting bush walks. Selinda Explorers sits in prime predator habitat, with lions, leopards, cheetahs and African wild dogs spotted frequently, as well as being home to good densities of elephants, giraffes and buffaloes, superb birding and rarities like elands, sables and roan antelopes.


At a glance

  • Four tents

  • Lounge tent

  • Dining room

  • Can be booked exclusively

Leopard in the the Selinda Reserve


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    Game Drives

    Explore the vast expanse of the Selinda private game reserve drives in open 4 x4 vehicles, where doom palms silhouette the horizon, hundreds of elephants roam the lands, and large prides of lion patrol the kingdom.

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    Walking safaris

    Accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide, walks from camp are the perfect activity for guests interested in getting to know the smaller lives of the reserve – its plants, insects, and birdlife.

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    Seasonal canoeing

    If you stay here during green season, you can board a boat and drift along the Spillway. You’ll likely see hippos, crocodiles, and a wealth of waterbirds.

Community & Culture

Solar Mamas is an initiative that empowers local women in Botswana to improve their economic prospects while providing a much-needed service to their communities through solar-powered electrical systems.

Student Conservation Camps work to instill an appreciation of the landscape, its ecology, and the importance of stewarding the land for future generations. The children of the world are the future of tomorrow, and we must look after them.


Great Plains Conservation demand excellence and innovation are committed to conservation, sustainability, luxury, and transformative travel experiences, compromising nothing while maximizing each. Great Plains Conservation exists to conserve and expand natural habitats using sustainable eco-tourism protect and restore critical habitats, conserve wildlife, and benefit local communities. A Conservation and Community Levy is added to each stay with Great Plains Conservation as a contribution to the Great Plains Foundation. Through this levy, every traveller who stays with us is not only helping to conserve and expand natural habitats, but also contributing to conservation and community development.


Sustainability is at the heart of the Great Plains Conservation ethos and sustainable technologies and systems are in place throughout their camps, including pioneering solar power-run camps. Other best practices include the bio-digesters that convert vegetable scraps in methane cooking gas, composting, greywater recycling, use of recycled hardwood in camp construction, and the elimination of single-use plastic. Selinda Explorers Camp has achieved the Botswana Tourism Organisation’s highest rating – “EcoTourism” and the Selinda Reserve has been named as one of the world’s Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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