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Great Plains Salinda – New images and protecting the Lion Kings

Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp opened last month with just three, one-bedroom tented units under canvas ceilings and cooling thatch roofs. Each has a shaded open-sided inside/outside lounge, overlooking a private plunge pool and the Selinda Spillway beyond. In addition, the two-bedroom Selinda Suite is perfect for families and comes with dedicated staff, wildlife guide and private vehicle.

Guests at Selinda Camp will arrive by a combination of wildlife drive and finally a boat into camp (water levels depending). They will be able to do a variety of activities from day and night drives, walking, boating and catch-and-release fishing (subject to water levels) in the private, 130,000-hectare, Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana. There is new spa for various holistic treatments, an interactive show kitchen and, as with all of Great Plains’ premium camps, each unit comes with the complimentary use of Canon professional camera equipment and Leica binoculars for guests to enjoy whilst in the reserve.

Join Great Plains in Protecting Future Lion Kings

At this time, it’s worth reminding everyone that there are real lions in danger in Africa, real heroes saving them and real scientists spending days and nights working with them. Beverly and Dereck said they had seen early renditions of the new Lion King, at a sneak peek in Florida recently, and it was stunning.

Great Plains Conservation and their Great Plains Foundation are proud to announce that they are joining the LionScape Coalition. This is an effort between a handful of tourism partners and the Lion Recovery Fund, which has partnered with Disney, to enhance lion landscapes and protection and to double the number of lions by 2030. Beverly and Dereck, along with Great Plains, will be playing a pivotal role in bringing the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative and Wildlife Conservation Network together around this important subject.

And finally, to commemorate this moment, earlier in the week Great Plains released five new wild lions into the Selinda Reserve in Botswana. Working with their partners in the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks their field teams placed these lions in the vast back-country of the Selinda Reserve as a way to save them and protect them from the pressures facing wild lions.

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