Selinda Canoe Trail
FROM PRICE: $ 2660
Floods in southern Africa have opened up the Selinda Spillway for an adventurous canoe safari, travelling between the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti in northern Botswana.
A rare and extraordinary adventure for 2016
Selinda Spillway, Botswana - Okavango Delta to Linyanti - 5 days/4 nights
Where is it?
One of the finest experiences and a true highlight for any explorer is an opportunity to paddle the 70km waterway of the Selinda Spillway from the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti. The paddling is easy, allowing for impromptu explorations along the shoreline on foot, camping overnight whenever it's a convenient time to stop.
The 320 000 acre private Selinda Reserve is good for spotting elephant, buffalo, sable and roan antelope, African painted wild dog amongst many other species.
What is the best time of year to go?
The Selinda canoe trail runs from late April to early October, with guaranteed weekly set-departures of a maximum of eight guests with our experienced guide. This is when the annual floods are at their highest making the journey possible. This is the only experience of this kind in Botswana. See our full itinerary here.
How to get there
Scheduled flight to Maun and then by private charter to Selinda airstrip. There is the choice of beginning or extending the canoe safari with a stay at the two permanent tented camps on the Selinda Reserve.
Total distance covered is 45kms; younger children may find this distance tiring.
Each evening is spent under the stars on one of the Spillway's islands, at a camp prepared and hosted by a full back-up team. Scrumptious meals are cooked and served around the camp fire.
Tips and Notes
A single supplement is applicable. Children 8 to 12 years may only be hosted on a privately booked canoe safari.
The price includes: camping accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, conservancy fees, return airstrip transfers (Selinda airstrip), alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
The price excludes: all flights; tips, Visa fees and items of a personal nature, travel and medical insurance.
Botswana Safari Spots
Botswana Overview | Central Kalahari | Chobe National Park | Kwando | Kwara | Makgadikgadi Pans | Moremi Wildlife Reserve | Okavango Delta | Central Okavango | Southern Okavango | Northern Okavango | Western Okavango | Linyanti | Savuti |Selinda | Shinde | Tuli Block
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