A location like no other, made famous by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, yet remaining secluded and exclusive: Selinda Reserve is the unique home of Motswiri Camp, north of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Motswiri Camp Introduction
Motswiri Camp is located right on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, which joins the Linyanti Swamps and the Okavango Panhandle. This is a 120 000-acre wonderland of pristine nature, and the best part is that the experience is uninterrupted. The special combination of water and grassland habitat makes this the home to unique species, and Motswiri truly caters for a variety of guest interests with a host of fun and adventurous activities. Lodge life is sublimely simple and comfortable with good home cooking and stylish tented safari suites built along the Spillway with views that stretch across the floodplain.
- Motswiri Camp has just five elevated tented suites with private decks, en suite bathrooms, and views of the Spillway and across the plain.
- Camp life is relaxed, and luxuriously simple, with early morning coffee brewed on the open flame in the boma, and meals shared on the deck overlooking the view.
- A swimming pool with sun loungers offers respite from the heat in summer and the perfect place to unwind with a book, while still getting a view of the wildlife.
- The use of sustainable materials and eco-friendly facilities makes Motswiri very kind to the environment, cherishing this natural paradise even more.
Motswiri Camp Game Viewing and Activities
Motswiri has exclusive access to the great 120 000-acre conservancy in which it is located, and there are numerous ways to explore the wilderness. The seasonal presence of water means that mokoro, canoeing, and fishing excursions are on offer for part of the year. As is an exciting and novel fly-camping experience, which takes guests upriver for an overnight camping, fishing, canoeing, and walking experience (must be booked in advance.)
Large herbivores like sable, roan, buffalo, elephant, and hippo are present in this special area of Botswana’s natural wilderness, while Motswiri offers the rare opportunity to see African wild dogs and cheetahs (two of Africa’s most endangered predators) thriving in this habitat. Game drives are a part of the safari excitement all year round as guests at Motswiri get to enjoy exclusive access to the conservancy. Walking safaris, special sundowners, bush dining experiences, and fantastic horse riding activities are also part of the experience.
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Jacana Camp is a true water based camp located in the Jao Concession of the Okavango Delta. Guests can visit Jacana at any time of the year and still enjoy a true Okavango Delta experience, located on the river, with a full range of game viewing activities.
Footsteps Across the Delta
Footsteps Across the Delta is a small camp located close to Shinde Camp. The camp focuses on walking safaris through the Delta, but also offers mokoro rides and game drives. It is a rustic camp suited to guests who prefer a more wilderness experience.
Camp Okavango offers a comfortable and affordable Okavango Delta safari, in a private concession. The camp focuses on walks on the islands and mokoro and boating activities. No game drives are offered. It is a classic Okavango Delta Camp and has superb year round birding opportunities.