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Selinda Canoe Trail

A traditional African canoe adventure along the waterways of northern Botswana

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Facilities & Services
  • Luxury Canoe Safari
  • Dome Tents
  • Maximum 8 people
  • Set departures from 1 June to 30 August.
  • Fully catered
Activities
  • 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 Canoe Trail is a 5-day and 4-night adventure along a 45 km / 28 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 5 day / 4 night safari consists of a combined three full days and two half-days of relatively easy paddling and four 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.

The Selinda Canoe Trail ends mid morning on the 5th day, after which you can either fly to your next exciting destination, or stay at the fantastic Selinda Camp to relax in comfort after your adventure.

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