Vintage expedition luxury
There’s an old saying that great things come in little packages… Selinda Explorers Camp is no exception! Small – catering for only 8 guests – but perfectly formed, its “wow” factor lies in the experience it offers, treading in the footsteps of Livingstone and Selous, both of whom wandered right through the area in which the camp is situated. It’s also in the grandeur of the expedition-style decor, with campaign furniture and vintage travelling trunks lending an authentic, transient atmosphere to the camp’s traditional canvas tents. The focus is on walking, you will be seeing the small, incredibly interesting things often missed on vehicles.
In an effort to rekindle the magic of a proper expedition camp, hot and cold water are provided in large jugs on demand and the bucket shower, although enclosed at the sides, is open to the stars above. Should the hopeless romantic in you prove too hard to resist, brass hipbaths could be portered to a nearby sandbank on the edge of the Selinda Spillway for a bath like no other – it doesn’t get more spectacular than that!
With the wildlife viewing activities mainly focused on guided walks and canoe trips followed by open vehicle game drives, this area is a wildlife hot spot
which is home to huge herds of elephant and buffalo. It is here that lion, wild dog, sable and roan antelope are all spotted on a regular basis.
Why we like it
- Remote vintage bush camp
- Large elephant herds
- Wild dog & cheetah
- Small and intimate
- Abundant birdlife