Selinda Adventure Trail
As the waters of the Selinda Spillway ebb and flow each year, some years with higher flood levels than others, so the name of the Selinda Canoe Trail has changed to reflect a more inclusive guided walking safari and is now known as the Selinda Adventure Trail. The trail charts a course along the Selinda Spillway and into the remote woodlands of the vast 320,000 Selinda Reserve over five days. Governed by variations in water availability in the Selinda Spillway, two distinct adventures are available, either a canoeing and walking experience, or a purely guided walking experience.The canoeing experience entails a combination canoe and walking safari exploring the Selinda Spillway. The pure-walking experience is an amazing, exclusively guided walking safari along exciting sections of the Spillway and inland portions of the famous Selinda Reserve. The distance of the Selinda Adventure Trails differs depending on whether it is a walking or canoeing adventure. Walking distance is just over 20km (12.5 mi) altogether and canoeing is approximately 40km (25mi). The dventure trails start at the Selinda airstrip where you are met and transferred by helicopter to the remote starting point of your adventure. All four 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. 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 resident species.At the end of the five-day adventure you arrive at Selinda Explorer Camp by mid-morning. From there guests are transferred to the Selinda airstrip for a midday departure or, guests can elect to stay on for an additional night(s) at Selinda Explorer, Selinda or Zarafa. The guaranteed set departures are for a minimum of two and a maximum of eight guests between May and September. Private groups are welcomed and encouraged.