A traditional African adventure along the waterways of northern Botswana


Facilities & services

  • Walking and canoe safaris
  • Dome Tents
  • Maximum 8 people
  • Fully catered


  • Full day canoeing and bushwalks with a 4x4 game drive transfer en route at the start and end of the Selinda Canoe Trail

The Selinda Adventure Trail is a four day adventure along a 40km (20 mile) stretch of the Selinda Spillway in the private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana – the waterway linking Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Linyanti and Kwando water systems.

This is the ideal setting for Botswana’s leading canoeing and walking safari, hosting just eight guests on each departure. The Trail harks back to the spirit of safaris of old, when days were spent on impromptu exploration and each night was spent camping along the banks of a river.

The safari consists of relatively easy paddling, pure walking safari, or a mixture of the two, all governed by the availability of water in the Selinda Spillway, with three nights in impromptu fly camps along the way.

Your stops are not pre-arranged. You begin each day at the break of dawn. Whilst paddling, you encounter wildlife along the Spillway’s banks, and disembark your canoes to enjoy walks, looking for tracks and signs. After brunch and a siesta at midday you continue onward through the afternoon and arrive at your campsite before dark.

This area is well known for elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, wild dog and it is possible to encounter predators and a variety of other species en route. The Spillway is also a birding paradise but has relatively few hippos or crocodiles, making for a relaxing journey.

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