For those seeking privacy, plenty of game viewing and a sense of escape from it all, Selinda Camp in Botswana ticks all the boxes. As far from the city as you could possibly get, teeming with wildlife and fascinating game encounters and situated in one of the most pristine natural habitats in southern Africa, wildlife enthusiasts return on an annual basis to Selinda Camp on their safari pilgrimages. Situated overlooking the dramatic Selinda floodplains where an astonishing number of game species roam and where the birdlife numbers more than 300 species, daily activities are centred around the thrice daily game drives that take guests into the wild and for personal encounters with animals ranging from antelope to zebra, cheetah, wild dog, lion and in the dry season large concentrations of elephant. In the dry season, guided safari walks are a highlight for intrepid safari goers.
Each of the tents at Selinda Camp is situated on a raised wooden platform offering breathtaking views of the floodplains and the itinerant animals that pass through it. After an early morning game drive and brunch back at camp, return to the comfort of your tent and spend the rest of the day on your verandah with a view. Come mid year, the plains are flooded (record rains ensure they will be exceptionally high in 2011) and the waterways become playgrounds for local elephant herds and guests take to the waters in canoes to witness these creatures in their habitat. Gourmet meals are a given, faultless attention to comfort and service and outstanding game viewing in a remote part of Botswana ensures Selinda Camp is at the top of many safari goers best-ever lists.