Running alongside an ancient spillway through miles of pristine Botswanan bush country, the Selinda Adventure Trail offers a truly unique and authentic African Safari experience, enabling guests to discover the wonders of the game-rich Selinda Reserve via canoe or walking.
A minimum of two guests is required to begin this thrilling adventure with a maximum of eight people altogether sharing four tents. The trail works on a scheduled weekly departure basis seasonally each year between May and October. Because this is an active safari with a lot of walking and possibly canoeing, it is not recommended for children under fourteen years old. The safari lasts for five days/ four nights beginning at the Selinda airstrip and ending at the Selinda Explorers Camp. Because the water levels of the Selinda Spillway ebb and flow with the rainy season, Great Plains offers either a canoeing and walking experience, or a purely guided walking experience.
The trail replicates safari paths from another era and traverses the private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana as the Spillway pushes east from the Okavango to meet the water of the Linyanti River, something it previously hadn’t done for three decades. Over five amazing days, adventurers will walk just over twelve miles of exclusive bushland, while the canoeing adventure is approximately twenty-four miles long. It’s the perfect way to experience the African wilds with nature all around. The Selinda Reserve is well known for its large herds of buffalo and elephant, roan antelope and African wild dog. There are strong chances of spotting cheetah, lion, leopard and a wide variety of other species. A virtual birder’s paradise, there are over 300 species living hereabouts.