Selinda Camp

Tented Chalet

Selinda Camp's tented rooms are spacious and luxurious, and have recently been fully renovated and upgraded.

Reached by a sandy and well lit path, the rooms at Selinda are structured tents – with a wooden structure and canvas walls, and topped by a canvas-and-thatch roof. Steps lead up to a large decking balcony, which has a sofa, two chairs and a table – all the rooms have picturesque views onto the floodplain in front of camp.

The rooms at Selinda have sliding doors at the front, with hook-latches to keep them closed. The beds, which dominate the room, are either made up as double or twin – and have a large walk in mosquito net and a fan above which gives a fairly good air flow through the netting. There is ample storage space, and set into the large headboard of the beds are lamps and plug sockets (three square pins – as in UK) for charging your camera and any other equipment.

Selinda Camp provides all its guests with mosquito repellent, bug spray and mosquito coils which are lit nightly by the staff. A desk at the front of the room has port and sherry in two miniature decanters, bottled water and, refreshingly, ice in a thermos jar. In front of the beds are two very comfortable “rocking chairs” with bright red cushions.

The rooms at Selinda Camp have nice touches such as beaded decoration on the mosquito nets, and Beverley's photographs displayed prominently. At the back of the room is the washstand, with a sturdy wrought iron luggage rack and a large teak wardrobe.

At the back of each bedroom at Selinda Camp, double washbasins back onto the bedstead, and above these is a long mirror – which stretches above both basins.

Behind these, a pair of double, sliding doors lead through to the main en suite bathroom: this is truly spectacular. Like the bedroom, this bathroom is fully enclosed and insect-proofed by a mixture of canvas and mesh; it's quite cleverly designed and lets lots of light in.

The centerpiece of each bathroom is the large, stand-alone, egg-shaped bath, which has a brass towel rail and a good selection of bath bubbles! In one corner is a an open, powerful shower – standing above a slatted wooden base for drainage - and there's a slightly separate flush loo. Hot and cold water is on tap, and various complementary toiletries are supplied including shampoo, shower gel and soap.

In the corner of the bathroom, opposite the shower, is a chair with two white waffle-weave dressing gowns with matching toweling slippers.