Selinda Canoe Trail Highlights
• Explore wild Botswana by canoe
• The Selinda Spillway offers the ideal setting a canoeing adventure safari
• Remote location ensures a private and personal safari experience
• Days are spent exploring by canoe, nights in tented camps under the stars
• Abundance of wildlife and is well known for elephant, buffalo and wild dog
• Professional, passionate guides with extensive knowledge and experience of canoeing and walking in big game areas
• Excellent birding
Selinda Canoe Trail Description
The Selinda Spillway runs through a secluded part of northern Botswana. The annual flooding of the spillway is perfect for the Selinda Canoe Trail. This guided five day canoe safari takes guests along 45km’s of waterways. Guests spend the day gently canoeing along the waterways, with many breaks and wildlife viewing moments. The evenings are spent camping on the banks of the waterways in canvas tents.
The Selinda Canoe Trail safari team will ensure that equipment will be carried on the canoes with to the camp site which will be of a rustic nature. They will set up the camp and cook some delicious food under the stars.
The dome tents have been selected for their practicality as well as comfort and safety. The tents include comfortable bedrolls and quality linen. There will be enough chairs for guests to sit around a camp-fire at night and lunch will be provided along the way. Meals are prepared on the fire by the cook to enhance that ‘old school’ traditional camping experience. The ablution facilities will be bucket showers with hot water in the evenings and ‘long drop’ toilet and a shovel. Guests need to bring their own flashlights and due to the remoteness and nature of this trail, there will be no charging facilities available; this can only be done at Selinda of Zarafa if the guest is staying on.
Selinda Canoe Trail Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The total distance covered on the Selinda Canoe Trail is approximately 45km’s. Starting from Selinda Camp and meandering through the Selinda Spillway towards the Linyanti and Kwando waterways. The area is well known for elephant, buffalo, sable antelope, roan antelope, wild dog and could very well come across cheetah, lion, leopard and variety of other species. Along the route guests can expect to see many species of wildlife without the disturbance of too many hippos and crocodiles.