Selinda Adventure Trail – now closed
**THIS SAFARI IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL. ANOTHER OPTION IN THE AREA YOU MIGHT CHOOSE TO CONSIDER IS SELINDA EXPLORERS CAMP **
The Selinda Adventure Trail is a four day walking and canoeing safari that operates on set dates each year from mid-May to mid-October, with a maximum of eight guests. Travelling by foot or canoe along a very remote stretch of the Selinda Spillway, which connects the Okavango Delta and Kwando / Linyanti rivers in northern Botswana, guests explore the grass plains and woodlands on foot, and arrive at a fly-camp in a new site on the banks of the waterway each night. The distance covered and the mode of travel will depend on the water levels in the Spillway.
Accommodation & Facilities
Each day is spent walking or canoeing slowly along the Spillway, enjoying the prolific wildlife and wonderfully remote location, and the real adventure the safari offers. The camp is by necessity simple, since it travels with you as well. Guests sleep in comfortable dome tents, and have tables and chairs for al-fresco meals under the stars. There are two shared bucket showers per group, plus one long-drop loo which is screened off at the back of the camp. The head guide travels with the guests, while four support staff will set up and move the camp and the baggage, and have everything ready for when the party arrives later on, meals and hot water included.
Wildlife & Activities
Viewing wildlife from the water and on foot is a very special experience, and the Selinda Reserve blessed with it in abundance. With no engines to disturb the wilderness you have quiet, serene wildlife viewing with the chance to see a variety of larger animals such as elephant, hippo, buffalo and lion up close. Aquatic birdlife including fish eagles, kingfishers and bee-eaters is plentiful. Whilst you don’t need to be an experienced canoeist to join the Selinda Adventure Trail, you do need to be relatively fit and have an adventurous spirit. You may spend more time walking than in a canoe, and the exact plan and timings for each day will be made by the guide based on the climate, the group’s wishes and capabilities and the wildlife spotted along the way.