Selinda Explorers Camp

Reviews of Selinda Explorers Camp

Excellent(96%) From 17 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have visited Selinda Explorers Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The B family from UK
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent wildlife

This was the place to see big game up close and personal. Our very experienced guide could sniff out a pack of lions from miles away and we followed a chase and a kill and witnessed the end result of a wildebeest that wasn't concentrating and got taken down by the pride!

The drives just got better and better, we did have to get up early though, 5.30am call, but we were given coffee and cookies and once in the vehicle warm ponchos were provided. We had breakfast out on the plains each day and one day they brought lunch to the spillway which was a lovely surprise.

Our guide was a keen canoe fan and so we went out twice on the waterway, it was a lot of fun with two to a canoe and so peaceful and great to see another side to Africa. Another great day followed by sundowners and incredible skies.

The camp had a lovely feel to it, opulence and African spice. The staff were perfect hosts and once again it was more like sitting with friends in the evening than anything.
The tents were 5 star luxury and once again you could hear lions and wild animals literally outside the tents at night. Sounds scary but it all added to the atmosphere.

This was more than excellent

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Peacocks/LC from USA
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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First rate Explorers on third Safari

When we planned our safari we asked Expert Africa to choose camps that met three requirements:
Excellent game viewing
Excellent location
Excellent management that wasn't too "corporate".

We had been spoiled by mobile safaris in Zimbabwe and we were concerned that Botswana camps would cater to guests who preferred creature comforts over unique experiences.

Selinda Explorers was so exceptional we are alerting attempting to return in 2017.

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Mr T from Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Three nights in June at Selinda Explorers

Our guides were Piet and Victor. Both were superb! Game drives were in vehicles with four guests per vehicle.

Highlights were: (1) a pack of wild dogs playing together, hunting (without success), and then laying down to rest, (2) a herd of roan antelope, (3) ostriches, (4) a gigantic pride (200+) elephants moving north at sunset, (5) two lion prides, (6) red lechwe, (7) wildebeests, and (8) a "charge" by four elephants led by a notorious, cantankerous elephant with an injured ear. The charge was avoided by Piet's adept driving skills.

The staff was happy, hard working and professional.

The food and guest units were excellent (except the inside of the guest units are not well lit at night as was surely the case in true explorer camps).

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Mr & Mrs A from Utah
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Exceptional stay at Selinda Explorers Camp

Lizzie was the perfect host. Victor and Piet were excellent guides and we saw amazing animals and birds.

We loved the tents, trunks, carpets, basins etc. We felt like true explorers.

The food was wonderful. We ate too much!

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Mr V from Birmingham
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Walking at Selinda

I wanted to come to this camp to walk in the bush, however it seemed to me that the camp rather focused on 4x4 drives, as walking was not offered to me when I arrived. I asked my guide about walking but he had injured his knee, and the other people in my vehicle were not really interested in walking.

Indeed and I understand their position, as this was a "holiday of a lifetime" for them, the other people in the 4x4 were just interested in doing a "check list" of the animals they saw rather then wanting to appreciate Africa and the bush as a whole.

The good news was that when I expressed my concerns to the management, I was given a guide to go walking with, which I did, and also a seperate 4x4 for drives. This I felt was an excellent response.

The camp itself is a bit rustic, but it is build like a bush camp; it is I suppose my taste being a bit more luxurious than it was!

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Ms L from Leeds
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful location

Selinda Explorers Camp is in a wonderful location on the bend of a river. When we were there hyaena had made a kill just across the river and so we experienced that and the subsequent vultures within 5 minutes of the camp.

It was interesting to experience the tented camp and bush shower though it meant it was really very hot in the middle of the day without AC. Breakfast by the camp fire was lovely and the camp was small enough to feel quite special and intimate.

The 4WD trips were well run with lots to see.

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Mr & Mrs B from Paris
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unique experience at Selinda Explorers Camp!

Camp was amazing, in the middle of nowhere, with wildlife all around it (we had the visit of hyenas during the night inside the camp, unforgettable!).

I strongly recommend this camp, staff was extremely pleasant and careful (they prepared a surprise for our honeymoon the last night on the camp), food and wine excellent, and the camp in itself is a real experience!

Last, ask for Keeny as a guide. He knows almost everything on nature and wildlife. He even managed to attract a herd of wildogs towards some impalas and trigger a hunting just by imitating their calls!

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