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Sabi Sabi Selati Camp – South Africa – ☆☆☆☆☆

November 4, 2010

Heather Atkins

Date of Travel: May 2009

Selati camp had a great, wide open view of a grass clearing from the main lodge. Although we didn’t see any wildlife in that particular area during our stay, I’m absolutely sure it would be a common occurrence. We just spent most of our waking hours in our room, so we didn’t really give it a chance. The main lodge had a 1950’s safari vibe, which was quite different from our previous safari lodge experiences. The pool area was beautiful as well.

Our room was spotless. Quaint, homey feel with a touch of elegance. I loved the high, thatched and vaulted ceilings. Our outdoor area in the rear of the chalet was beautifully hardscaped with an outdoor shower. We had a tiny bit of a noise issue when relaxing in our room, but when we told the staff about our disturbance, they left a bottle of wine and an apology letter beside the bed for us. Such a great group of people for making it up to us!

The game drives (we went on a total of 3 during our short stay) offered up close sightings of elephants, cape buffalo, giraffe, one skittish hyena, a male cheetah, plenty members of the antelope family and an array of birds, insects and reptilian creatures. Our driver and tracker were very pleasant. Our truck was a little on the full side, so we couldn’t hear half of what the driver was saying during our outings. No big deal though.. it was enjoyable none the less. Next time we hope to be offered hot water bottles during the A.M. drives, maybe just request them from the start so you’re sure to be comfortably toasty.

Heather Atkins

The breakfasts were lovely, a great variety of buffet options and choice of hot specials were available. Each night we had large family style dinners with all of the guests. It would have been nice to have had at least one private dinner at our chalet. Perhaps if you request this when booking, they will be happy to do so. If your preference is to exhibit your irresistibly captivating personality, you will be more than happy with this flamboyant group dinner scene.

All in all, the staff at Selati were outstanding. This really is an acceptable accommodation and I hope to visit again in the future!

*Again, I apologize for not having photos of our chalet. Most of my future reviews will have detailed images for your viewing pleasure!

Heather Atkins

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Lost in France permalink
    November 5, 2010 3:15 am

    For me it must be about the animals, those shots are fantastic. But I can see how pleasent it must be to come back and unwind in pleasent surroundings.

    So this one seems to have it all.

  2. November 5, 2010 10:36 am

    I do love to photograph wildlife, theres no denying that 😉 This accommodation was absolutely wonderful. If I had to pick my favorite safari lodge in SA (so far) I would probably lean toward the Dulini. Each place had it’s own unique quality, but the Dulini was especially quiet and relaxing.. River Lodge and Selati Camp were more upbeat and bustling with activity. Maybe we just didn’t get the most exclusive chalet on the property.. I guess it all comes down to personal preference though.

  3. November 6, 2010 3:05 pm

    More great photos Heather. Thanks! 🙂



  4. August 24, 2012 11:41 am

    Amazing Photos!!! Thank You very much for sharing them, Ms Heather C.J. Atkins! Especially the Photo of the Leopard. That was great one!!! I love Big Cats, I love Africa. I have written a whole book about African Wildlife, especially about lions.
    It was my pleasure to find this beautiful photos.

    Thank You. I wish You and You Family all the best and great success in Your future endeavours!

    Best regards, Arlen

    • August 25, 2012 10:25 am

      Thank you so much Arlen. I’m glad you appreciate my pictures, SA is my favorite place on earth. 🙂 Have a great rest of the weekend!

  5. September 19, 2012 11:05 am

    Reblogged this on Animal Lovers' Blog.

  6. September 22, 2012 4:20 pm

    oh, I wish I had stayed inside the park as well… your photos look great! 😉


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