Bear Grylls is the top explorer in the world, would he love Selinda Explorers Camp?

Bear Grylls is the top explorer in the world, would he love Selinda Explorers Camp?

Sara • 07/03/2024


Selinda Explorers Camp is located in the private 130,000-hectare (320,000-acre) Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana. The camp accommodates only ten guests and is built on the banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway. Now guests who want privacy will have found their ultimate escape right?

Selinda Explorer’s Camp was handpicked by the eponymous Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Great Plains Conservation owners and National Geographic Explorers, who have been exploring the area for years. Lion, leopard, cheetah, and the recently discovered Explorers Pack of African wild dogs hunt these parts regularly.

There are possible sightings of good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season), and antelope – including roan and sable and recently spotted eland. In September, over 9,000 elephants traverse the private Selinda Reserve at the peak of the dry season. There is phenomenal birdlife along the Selinda Spillway’s banks for those looking for some ‘lifers’. Dereck gives a brief description of this discreet and authentic camp.

The camp is nestled deep in the Linyati is where you can sit with your feet in the sand and listen to or tell stories of your safari adventures in an intimate camp built near the ground.” Dereck continues, “In fact, this Explorer-Collection safari camp follows the kind of camps Beverly and I have used for filming or research our whole lives. And yet, although offering an affordable Botswana safari experience, the camp has Persian carpets, exudes a real explorer’s camp feel, includes a lot of brass and copper, and is handmade by us just for you.”

Each of the camp’s three guest tents and the 2-bedroom family tent features a small veranda with views toward the Selinda Spillway.

Best time to go?  

The dry winter months (June until October) makes these the best months to visit.