Motswiri Camp (Selinda
Motswiri is located on the banks of the spectacular
Selinda Spillway, an ancient watercourse linking the
Okavango and Kwando-Linyanti floodplains.
The reserve combines the open floodplains of the Okavango
Delta to the immediate west and north of camp, with the
riverine forests lining the Spillway to the east.
Motswiri is a small and personal camp, stylishly and
comfortably rebuilt in 2010. It meets the latest, exacting
environmental standards and is largely solar powered. The
central mess area boasts a large, comfortable sitting area
with separate dining area. It has wonderful views of the
spillway and the wildlife that is attracted to it to drink.
There is a discreet sunbathing area with its own plunge pool
and a secluded viewing platform overlooking a deep pool
where the elephants come to bathe.
Sited on the raised banks of the Spillway, the five tents
are airy, spaced well apart and each has its own
self-contained shower, loo and large decked veranda, and can
be configured for double bed or twin accommodation. Families
are welcome and there is a specially designed family tent.
The communal areas and one of the five tents are
specifically designed to cater for disabled guests.
Activities at Motswiri include horse riding, walking
safaris, water activities and 4x4 game viewing. The riding
is simply superb in the reserve. The terrain is a mix of
open flood plain, dry savannah and riverine bush, resulting
in great change in pace and experiences as each day
evolves. Walking safaris involve tracking spoors, searching
for specific game, bird watching, and detailed study of
flora and fauna. You are accompanied by an armed,
professional guide who will tailor the activities to your
specific areas of interest and will be able to answer your
The proximity to the Spillway and the high floods of
recent seasons make boating and canoeing possible nearly all
year round. The camp has a mix of powered boats, canoes and
mokoros, well suited to a wide range of water based
Game drives and night drives are also on offer, although
the high floods currently being experienced do restrict the
geographical reach of these, and boating options often allow
better access to the reserve.
Elephant are common, with densities during the dry season
on par with those of the Chobe. Lion are resident, and their
nocturnal roars are a feature of the camp. Cheetah are
frequently seen towards the north; however, leopard
sightings are less common but rewarding when encountered.
Wild dog are also spotted on occasion in the area.
Motswiri is excellent for the less common antelope like
roan, eland, and sable, particularly during the dry season.
Other common species include buffalo, giraffe, zebra,
wildebeest, hyena, a variety of antelope, and the chance to
spot a number of nocturnal species.
Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.