Selati | SafariFRANK
Training Camp

Selati

"All about the small wonders of nature"

A wide range of animals inhabit the reserve including lions, elephants and leopard. Plains game such as eland, sable antelope, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu, impala, baboon and
vervet monkey can also be seen. Selati is a great location for lion and elephant viewing. General game is plentiful.

The Camp:

Selati Game Reserve is a large undeveloped reserve with diverse topography and biodiversity. We are very fortunate to traverse over this vast area of wilderness during our courses. In the east there are large granite koppies (hills), where Black Eagles and Klipspringers can be found. The dominant vegetation types are Combretum and Mopane woodland. This habitat is well suited to the large elephant and giraffe population found in the Selati. The reserve is dissected by the Selati River which dries up in winter, forming large rocky pools of water. These pools serve as a great place to view concentrations of birds and animals such as Nyala and Rhino. There is ample space for game walks and chance to obtain that true sense of wilderness. Special species include Sable Antelope and Eland. On occasion we are able to visit the Selati Sable Breeding Programme run by the management of the reserve.

Temperatures at the camp:

Summer temperatures average from 35-37°C (97°F) during the day, dropping to the mid 20’s°C (68°F) at night. Winter temperatures drop to about 4°C at night and averages between 18 -25°C (64 – 77°F) during the day. Selati enjoys summer rainfall in the typically in the form of afternoon thunder-showers, or frontal rainfall over longer periods of time. Occasional winter showers prevail, but these are very unusual.

Accommodation:

The camp consists of 10 simple dome tents, each with two mattresses with pillows (two learners per tent). There are shared bathroom facilities and a central communal area overlooking the dry river bed.

Electricity:

There is no electricity at the camp – paraffin lamps are used for all lighting and a generator is used to charge batteries. Studying at night with paraffin lanterns can at times be challenging so a headlamp for this purpose is recommended as well as an extra battery operated lamp if you wish to study in your tent at night. The generator is for camp use so will thus not be switched on for the sole purpose of charging learner cameras or other equipment. Learners are allowed to utilise it when it is running for camp purposes and need to understand that it is used
at own risk.

Beverages:

Select beverages are available for purchase (over and above the cordials, tea and coffee included in the course fee).

Water:

Fresh, drinkable water is available from the taps. Bottled water is available for purchase.

Laundry:

A hand washing laundry service is provided at a nominal weekly fee.

Game viewing vehicles:

The game viewing vehicles are open Land Rover TDI’s

The Selati Camp is situated on the banks of the Selati River in the 33 000 hectare Selati Game Reserve west of the Kruger National Park.

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