|The Selinda Canoe Trail
begins a little downstream from
Motswiri Camp in the north-east of the Okavango Delta and
travels eastwards along the Selinda Spillway through the private
120 000-hectare (300 000-acre) Selinda Reserve towards the
Kwando and Linyanti rivers close to where Selinda and Zarafa
Camps are located.
The three-night/four-day safari covers approximately 70km while the nights are spent in fly camps along the way, set up wherever the canoeists end up. The days are spent paddling eastwards along the Spillway, stopping whenever there is something of interest to be seen along the banks, such as the many wildlife and bird species found in the area.
The area is well known for elephant, buffalo, sable antelope, roan antelope and wild dog, while cheetah, lion, leopard and variety of other species are also found. The Selinda is also a birding paradise with some 300 species or more to be seen.
Each canoeing day begins at first light when the Spillway is at its most peaceful. After an early coffee and snack, we set off for the day's adventure. Walking is part of the experience. If there happens to be activity that warrants investigation, the guide will stop on the banks and take a short walk into the bush. A brunch will be taken around midmorning and light snacks will be available throughout the day for sustenance until dinner.
Day 1(optional): Arrive at the Motswiri airfield and transfer to Motswiri Camp for one night overnight full board.
Day 2: If you spent the previous night at Motswiri Camp, then the canoe trail begins at 7.30am
Once the guide has briefed the group, the trail starts with a short walk to the canoe station. As there is no set distance to be covered on the first day and also due to the fact that all the equipment is carried with the group, we will paddle until we are ready to stop, just before sunset at a suitable site on the banks of the Spillway. The dome tented camp will be erected and we will enjoy well-deserved sundowners around the campfire before we have dinner, followed by a good night's sleep.
Those not electing the optional
overnight at Motswiri Camp will arrive at the Motswiri airfield
at approximately 1300h, and the safari will start further down
the spillway with less time on the water.
|Operates from 23 May
to 9 Oct
2761 Unicorn Ln, Washington DC 20015
Tel (202) 244-5954 / Fax (202) 244 5993
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