Perched along the famous Selinda Spillway, this month’s property of the month offers an authentic classical safari that will have you feeling like a true explorer from a bygone time. Selinda Explorers Camp combines a modern twist to the essence of pioneering, creating this luxury under canvas that’s set in the shade of the riverine forest.
Grabbing our attention for this month’s property of the month is the distinct comforts that define luxury safari and authentic experiences immersed in wilderness, disconnected from the rest of the world and completely comfortable the way the first explorers did it.
When you’re in the bush and want authenticity and luxury to coincide, you head Selinda Explorers Camp and ask for a brass hip bath to be set up for you in a quiet spot on the sandy banks of the Selinda Spillway.
Or perhaps cool down in the clear waters of the spillway and ask your guide to keep watch while you enjoy a refreshing swim.
Where else in Africa will you enjoy sundowners after exhilarating game drives, guided walks and wildlife canoeing other than at one of Botswana’s secret hideaways.
There is no better way to experience the unsullied waters of the Selinda Spillway than from the silence of a canoe drifting with the current. Once again, accompanied by a highly-experienced guide, an evening paddle might afford you views of buffalo, roan or sable drinking at the water’s edge. You will be enthralled by the egrets, kingfishers, herons and jacanas hunting from reed perches, hopping across the lilies and waiting patiently in the shallows as the African sun disappears in a blaze of crimson.
Travel back in time under pioneer canvas, outfitted with the finest leather and wood…
The Selinda Explorers Camp is chic, basic and beautiful. The four private tents are settled in the deep shade of giant Mangosteen and Jackalberry trees. The camp rests on the ancient Kalahari sands allowing you to feel the throb of wild Africa while the décor and appointments conjure an era of opulent exploration. You will recline on campaign furniture and inhale the glorious, herb-scented Selinda air. Your personal effects will live in vintage trunks and your hot water will arrive in copper kettles. The bathrooms are completed with flush loos and open-air showers with plenty of hot and cold water.
When you are not in your tent, you might be indulging in a gin and tonic from the comfort of a huge cushion, set on the Arabian rugs of the main tent. As the African night builds you could be dining on simple yet stunning cuisine by the light of a brass lantern or relaxing around the fire, contemplating the day’s adventures with a single malt, dancing gold in the firelight through a crystal tumbler.
Why wait to experience such splendid adventure in the finest comforts, find out more now!