Botswana remains one of the most thrilling and rewarding of safari destinations. The adrenalin kicks in from the minute you board the light aircraft in Maun for the flight transfer into the infamous Okavango Delta. Seeing this wilderness region from the air is in itself, a sight to behold. Lily-dappled waterways wiggling their way through parched earth, becoming larger and more significant as you enter the very heart of the Delta.

I recently had the great privilege of visiting Selinda Camp in the Linyanti region and, having visited many Botswana lodges and camps, fell in love with its quirky bush comfort, great staff and spectacular views. This is a camp which oozes with subtle style and the passion and experience that co-owners Beverly and Dereck Joubert have for Botswana are strikingly evident.

The Jouberts are award-winning filmmakers and their latest work, The Last Lions, is set in the very heart of the Okavango Delta and makes for
gripping viewing. If you are contemplating travelling to Botswana, I urge you to watch this video below, it is simply spectacular.

Besides the game drives, walks and boating activities offered at Selinda, for the slightly more adventurous, there is also a four-day, three-night canoe trail and due to the high floodwaters, the Selinda Canoe Trail season starts in April this year. If you are looking for a great adventure in one of the most pristine wilderness regions, then this is it!

There is no better time to see this spectacular wilderness region, we have a special offer that incorporates some of arguably the best lodges/camps of the area.

See all of our Botswana special offers or our sample itinerary to help give inspiration on the many options available.

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Illona Cross, Tanzania

Author: Illona Cross