Award winning Selati Camp calls on the nostalgic romance and opulence of the colonial era.
Eight thatched suites are surely sculpted with all classical charm and dressed with the traditional trimmings of antique travelling chests, oil lanterns, mahogany and rattan furniture, vintage pieces and Persian rugs. The historical railway theme extends throughout the lodge and creates a charming and authentic home in wilderness.
Each air-conditioned suite boasts a gorgeous en-suite bathroom and private alfresco shower nestled in the trees. In the communal areas you can lounge by the swimming pool, or relax on the wooden viewing decks and watch wildlife drinking at the nearby waterhole. The Ivory Presidential Suite is a favourite with a private terrace, plunge pool and its own homely fireplace.
There’s a lovely little outdoor boma for dinner under the stars lit by lanterns after a day out on safari in Sabi Sabi Reserve. On colder evenings the world-class meals are served in the dining room that resembles a very cozy farmhouse kitchen.
Conservation and community go hand in hand
It is one of Selati’s core philosophies that in order for conservation to be successful in Africa, there needs to be an integral relationship with the local community. They have built and staffed a care centre for HIV orphans and vulnerable youth which is integral to the community. They have also provided a multifunctional educational centre that employs six local teachers, who are providing much needed adult literacy and numeracy education to the villagers.
In conjunction with the Dreamfields programme, Selati has launched a sports initiative by funding full sports kits for soccer and netball teams for more than a dozen schools in the local community. These kits include balls, boots and uniforms, items which are completely out of reach of the general village population.