Selinda Canoe Trail

  • 4-day adventure in Botswana's Selinda Spillway
  • Canoe and walking safari
  • Maximum of 8 guests
  • Overnight camping
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This is a trip for the adventurous – exploring areas few people have visited, and sleeping overnight in impromptu fly camps.

OVERVIEW:
Also called the Selinda Adventure Trail, this trip is seasonal and depends entirely on water levels during the annual flooding of the Selinda Spillway.

ACCESS & LOCATION:
The Selinda Canoe Trail starts 45 km downstream of Selinda Camp and goes eastward along the Selinda Spillway, a waterway that links the Okavango Delta and Linyanti and Kwando water systems. 

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: 
Walk-in canvas Kodiak tents are provided as they are comfortable and large enough for two people. Separate screened bucket showers with hot and cold water are also supplied. The trail terminates at Selinda Camp on the morning of the fifth day. Guests can either stay for a couple of nights at Selinda or Zarafa Camp, or be transferred to Selinda airstrip to leave on a charter flight.

ACTIVITIES:
The area is well-known for elephant, buffalo and wild dog as well as many predators, however crocodiles and hippos are rare so canoeing can be relatively relaxed! The trip consists of three full days and two half days of fairly easy paddling along the Spillway, watching animals on the bank and disembarking for brunch, siestas and bush walks looking for animal tracks and signs. At night guests stay in impromptu fly camps, sleeping in tents and eating outside under the stars.

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"Genuinely adventurous experiences in Botswana are few and far between, however the Selinda Canoe Trail (currently called the Selinda Adventure Trail due to potential lack of water!) is one of the best experiences in the country. Think of small mobile tents and a focus on wild adventure and you will not be far off. Superb!"

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