Motswiri Camp

Motswiri Camp: Information from the owner

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Type Safari Lodge
Last updated 26-Mar-2014

Main description of Motswiri Camp

Motswiri camp is located in the world renowned Selinda Reserve and operates exclusively on over 120,000 acres of pristine, African bush. This beautiful and remote area combines the open flood plains of the Okavango Motswiri offers a unique, charming and comfortable base from which to explore some of Africa's remotest areas. Five large and tastefully appointed en-suite, classic Meru tents all on raised decking. Each tent overlooks the Selinda Spillway where the elephants regularly come to bath in the afternoons and each tent has its own private bathroom and large decked veranda. The main area of the camp offers a large, comfortable sitting area with a separate dining room. There is also a small plunge pool for those hot summer afternoons. In addition, there is a separate viewing platform which overlooks a deep pool where the elephants come to drink. Delta to the west and north of the camp with the thick, riverine forests lining the Selinda Spillway to the east. Due to the diversity of the vegetation, the birding is superb and the reserve is also home to giraffe, zebra, tsesebe, roan antelope, sable, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and elephant. Activities from the camp are all unique and in line with the concession policy of low impact safaris. Walking and horse riding safaris, canoeing and mekoros are the activities on offer. Game drive vehicles are also available for those not wishing to do any of the above activities. With only ten people in camp at a time, activities are tailored to the individuals needs. What makes this area unique is the Selinda Spillway, which is an ancient watercourse that links the Okavango and the Kwando-Linyanti River drainage systems. In recent decades this has seldom even filled, let alone flowed. However, in 2006 water entered the Spillway from both ends, and it has filled annually since. This means that although Motswiri is located in the Selinda Reserve … it's really more a part of the Okavango Delta system. For the horse riding enthusiast, five and seven night riding safaris are available. The camp has twenty well-schooled horses, all stabled in a barn at the back of the camp and all accustomed to riding in big game areas.