The Selinda Adventure Trail offers an immersive experience, at the heart of one of Africa’s most exciting ecosystems. Spend five days canoeing or walking along the Selinda Spillway, which links the Okavango with the Linyanti River.
- Meander through waterways, fly camp in comfort and tramp through pristine wilderness
- Encounter varied wildlife, including large concentrations of elephants and buffaloes
- Spend nights under the stars, at camps set up for you.
Begin by helicopter, from the Selinda airstrip, setting down at the start of the Adventure Trail. From here, start following the winding Selinda Spillway, which cuts its way through an exclusive conservation concession.
Whilst walking is guaranteed, the variable nature of the spillway – which only recently began flowing again – means that canoeing is dependent on water levels. However, both offer the chance to immerse yourself in this fascinating landscape, leaving behind the trappings of modern life.
The trail is a journey through the rivers of the north east, which operates annually between May and early September with weekly departures. With only eight guests on each departure, the trail provides a uniquely personal opportunity to reconnect with nature amidst magnificent scenery
The verdant and varied nature of this region means that the birdlife is particularly spectacular, but it also home to a wide variety of large mammals. Spot elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards, as well packs of hunting wild dogs.
Upon finishing the trail, transfer to the wonderful Selinda Explorers camp, for a taste of comfort and relative sophistication. Here, relax and savour the relative luxury of the camp, whilst also having the chance to set out on conventional game drives, in search of big game.
Why We Like It
The Selinda Adventure Trail offers an experience that makes the most of the wilderness that Botswana has to offer, showcasing an area that is alive with animal and bird life.
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