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Selinda Adventure Trail

Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

The Selinda canoe safari is a unique experience, perfect for those that like to be outdoors. Ideally combined with one or two permanent camps of the Okavango Delta and Linyanti areas.

The trail replicates safari experiences of old as you chart a course along the Selinda Spillway and head into the remote woodlands of the vast 320,000 Selinda Reserve over four days. Per the water levels, two distinct adventures exist at this camp: either a canoeing and walking experience or a purely guided walking experience. 

All three nights are spent in fly camps along the Selinda Spillway at pre-arranged sites. The days are spent paddling or walking along the Spillway and into the woodlands of the reserve, depending on which option is available at that time, with regular stops whenever there is something of interest to be seen along the way. The Selinda Adventure Trail’s camps bring you closer to nature. The overnight camp sites create that sense of wilderness with a clear emphasis on essential camp comforts and maximum wilderness experience.  The canoeing experience entails a traditional canoe and walking safari following the course, and exploring side channels, of the Selinda Spillway. The pure guided walking experience is an amazing, exclusively guided walking safari along exciting sections of the Spillway and inland portions of the famous Selinda Reserve.

The Selinda Reserve is well known for some of Botswana’s largest herds of buffalo and elephant, roan antelope and African wild dog. Other possible sightings include cheetah, lion, leopard and variety of other species. It is also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species possibly seen.