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Selinda Adventure Trail
is located in the Selinda Concession in the Linyanti Waterfront area of northern Botswana.

This trail is four night expedition exploring the Selinda Spillway, which starts on certain fixed dates and is for groups of up to four guests. The pace is adjusted to suit the capability of the group, but it is a leisurely trip, taking plenty of time to paddle and walk slowly through this lovely landscape.

It usually comprises a combination of canoeing and walking depending on the water levels at the time and the distance covered varies accordingly. The walking distance is just over 20 km and the canoeing is approximately 40km. There is generally more chance of canoeing during the May/Aug early dry season, when the floods arrive into the Spillway.

Along the route you can expect to encounter many species of wildlife, the area is well known for some of Botswana's largest herds of buffaloes and elephants as well as roans and wild dogs. Other possible sightings include lions, cheetahs and leopards. The area also hosts over 300 bird species.

All four nights are spent in bivouac camps along the Selinda Spillway at pre-arranged sites and the days are spent either paddling or walking from one to the next.

The boats are 6 metres Canadian canoes, with two comfortable padded seats with back-rests. Guests paddle their own boats in pairs, accompanied by their bed rolls and soft bags. No previous experience is needed as tuition will be given, but guests do need to be strong and fit enough to undertake five to six hours of exercise on four consecutive days.

When walking you will be provided with a day pack including water and will be accompanied by a tracker and an armed walking guide.

Nights are spend at light mobile bivouacs, with guests sleeping in large dome tents. Ablution facilities comprise hand-basins, bucket-showers and long-drop toilets.

The usual minimum child age is 12 years. The camp is not specifically geared up for children, is unfenced and could be potentially very dangerous. Adult supervision is essential at all times. Children are obliged to behave with due consideration for other guests.

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