Selinda, Botswana

Wednesday, 25 June 2014
I'd hoped to provide a few more details about each camp we stayed at so that if someone is interested in trying the various properties, or doing a Google search, they might find this post and glean some useful information.

When we arrived at Selinda, we did so by boat and six staff members as well as the camp manager (Mel) were standing by the boardwalk. They all introduced themselves and gave us cool towels to wipe any dust from our eyes. We were briefed on safety and showed to our rooms within an hour and instructed to come back to the main lodge for tea (snacks) by 3:00pm in order to get out on a game drive by 3:30pm. Below is a picture of the entrance to the camp's main building.

I was highly impressed by the quality of our "tents." While the living quarters are indeed canvas tents, they are built on wooden platforms with king size beds, private bathrooms with a large bathtub (!!) and a front deck. 

The camp had several chefs (We met Chef Mhange.) and people who could mix drinks and bring you what you'd like. I couldn't get over the fact that Selinda had its own wine cellar that the guests were allowed to choose from for dinners. We opted for the sparkling wine choices (Villera Traditional Brut and then Villera Traditional Rose) as James and his mother are into trying different bubbles. The lodge even has a pool for hot summer days. It was too cold to use while we were there but we loved watching hippos and elephants feed from this deck.

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