SELINDA CANOE TRAIL
For decades no water made it down the Selinda spillway, the waterway that links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti water system. But in 2009 water finally made it all the way down, connecting the two waterways and allowing the first people in decades to explore this new ecosystem. Canoeing offers a new perspective on game viewing and gets you out on the water where new experiences await you.
Spend 4 days travelling eastwards along the spillway exploring the landscape and setting up impromptu fly camps wherever looks good. Fall asleep lulled by the sounds of water and the Botswanan bush. Look out for the many species of birds that call this area home, along with larger game such as elephant and buffalo. The spillway has relatively few hippos and crocodiles so, depending on how you approach these things, its either more relaxing or less exciting!
Keep your eyes open for anything interesting going on on the banks, because the good thing about canoes is you can pull into the bank, get out and go off on foot exploring, following tracks and generally having a really good look around. The pace of the trip is relaxed so there's plenty of time to head off into the bush.
This is a rarely visited area which adds to the sense of adventure you feel here. Canoeing through one of Africa's most impressive wildernesses, spotting the local wildlife and setting up camp wherever you feel like, all add up to make this the kind of trip you will never forget.