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Selinda Adventure Trail

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8/10

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Highlights

- Canoeing and walking
- Mobile fly camping
- Superb wildlife
- Off the beaten track

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Overview

The Selinda Adventure Trail leads travellers along a meandering course into the beautiful and remote woodlands of the vast Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana. There is superb wildlife to be seen in and around these secluded waterways, from hippos and spectacular birdlife to antelope, wild dogs, lions, cheetahs and plentiful herds of elephant and buffalo. Each trail lasts five days, with four nights spent fly-camping along the Selinda Spillway at no pre-arranged site. The trail begins at the Selinda airstrip where guests are transferred by helicopter to the starting point of their journey, a short 20-minute flight away.

Variations in water availability mean that two distinct adventures are offered; either a mixed canoeing and walking experience, or a walking-only experience for times when water levels limit or prevent canoeing. Given the level of activity and distances involved, the trail is available to anyone aged 14 or over, with children and young people necessarily remaining under the constant supervision of parents in this truly wild location. Groups of two to eight guests can participate at any one time and trips take place in either late May or late September each year.

The canoes are fitted with cushioned seats and back rests. Every passenger receives a life jacket and has a small amount of storage space for personal items such as binoculars and sun cream and the safari team and guests carry all of the overnight equipment. On arrival at the camp site selected for the night, the safari team sets up canvas dome tents complete with comfortable bedroll mattresses, linen, pillows and towels. Communal bathroom facilities are set up with a bucket shower enclosure and short drop ‘bush toilet’. Facilities are inevitably rustic but comfortable.

The Selinda Adventure trail combines physical activity with ultimate relaxation, offering a truly wild safari experience for those with a pioneering spirit. Experienced, professional guides share their in-depth knowledge of this fascinating location and guests are well looked after. Whilst visitors must come prepared to accept the consequences of unpredictable water levels, nothing can detract from this amazing adventure experience which is nothing short of breath-taking and not to be missed.

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Average Rating

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(5.00/5)

  • We had the most amazing time. It exceeded all my hopes of what the trip would be. The guides, the hotels - everything was of such a wonderful quality. Thank you for organizing everything. I will absolutely recommend Tourdust and use you again.

    MissingClaudia L reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 11 January 2024

  • We had a brilliant trip!
    An amazing experience for parents, children and grandparents alike.
    We are already planning a trip to Vietnam next year

    MissingKate B reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 10 January 2024

  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

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