Selinda Adventure Trail

5 days
FROM £ 2860
Countries Visited: Botswana
Off the beaten track

Selinda Adventure Trail

Really get off the beaten track and explore the pristine waterways and remote islands of the Selinda Spillway on this 5 day mobile camping safari. You'll be camping in areas unreachable by vehicle and have the chance as you paddle your canoe and walk in the bush to get really close to the wildlife. Your safari is led by expert guides.

The Selinda Adventure Trail is operated by Great Plains Conservation who via their not for profit Great Plains Foundation work to conserve the plains and wildlife of Africa. Projects include Rhinos without Borders - an ambitious translocation of rhino from South Africa to Botswana which your safari will contribute to. The Real World Conservation Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, the Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals Saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. We are very excited to have raised funds to supply two trained rhino protection dogs to Rhino Conservation Botswana - these will be deployed summer 2018 by ASA.

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Safari Itinerary


Arrive Selinda
On arrival at Selinda Airstrip you will be met and transferred by helicopter to your first camp site where you will meet your guides and fellow travellers. You will spend the first day getting used to the canoes and exploring the local area. The Selinda Spillway was a dry riverbed for nearly thirty years until Summer 2009 when the Kwando-Linyanti river system and the Okavango Delta both overflowed into the spillway. These waters crept along the riverbed and finally met, creating the spillway that we know today – a seasonal flowing river and a mecca for all the wildlife which moves between the Delta and the Linyanti. Depending on the season and water levels, canoeing is not always possible, so you will either enjoy a combined canoeing and walking safari, or if the water levels are too low, a purely guided walking safari experience - both offering a true safari adventure.

DAY 2-4

Selinda Waterways
The trail begins roughly 45 kilometres downstream from Selinda Camp, northeast of the Okavango Delta. You explore the Selinda Spillway eastward following this meandering route through the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve. You complete the journey close to the convergence of the Linyanti and Kwando waterways. The 5 day / 4 night safari consists of a combined three full days and two half-days of relatively easy paddling and three nights in impromptu fly camps along the way. Each day starts at dawn. Whilst paddling, you can expect to encounter wildlife along the Spillway's banks, disembarking to enjoy walks, looking for tracks and signs. After brunch and a bit of a siesta at midday you continue onward through afternoon and arrive at the campsite before dark. Fly camps are set up for you with a fire and drink there to welcome you. 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.


Today you will be transferred back to the Selinda Airstrip for your flight home. Many people choose to extend their stay with a night or two at Selinda Camp or Zarafa Camp. Please do ask for details.
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  • All safari activities and equipment
  • Guides and tracker
  • Conservancy fee
  • Camping on full board basis
  • Transfers and transport from Selinda Airstrip (scenic helicopter transfer to start of trail)
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, visas, tips.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £2,860 (May - Sept)
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation, safaris and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.




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