Adventure Trails

 

The Silent Safari

No engine noises of any kind as you walk or paddle gently through the waters of northern Botswana

 

Safari Lifestyles is very happy to provide you with this incredible experience within Botswana. We will send you to the  the Greater Linyanti region of Northern Botswana to experience a 5-day canoe adventure along the now flowing Selinda Spillway.

 

This is a unique way of seeing the flora and fauna of one of the most game rich environments in the country. A combination of canoeing with guided walks will take you to areas that are not normally reachable via standard lodge safaris and will leave you with breath-taking memories of one of the most enjoyable excursions in the country.

 

All adventure trails start at the bush Airstrip where you are met and immediately transferred by helicopter to the remote starting point of your relevant adventure.

 

The distance of the Adventure Trails differ depending on whether it is a walking or canoeing adventure. Over the 5 days the walking distance is just over 20 km and canoeing is approximately 40km. Along either routes we expect to come across many species of wildlife.

 

Depending on water levels at the time of a your arrival, we will offer either a canoeing and walking experience, or a purely guided walking experience.

Tents are light and portable
Tents are light and portable
Campsites are chosen when you find your sleep spot
Campsites are chosen when you find your sleep spot
Walking in the Linyanti
Walking in the Linyanti
The lighter side of Adventure Trails
The lighter side of Adventure Trails
The Linyanti wilderness
The Linyanti wilderness
Camp food is prepared daily
Camp food is prepared daily
Chlling out in the evenings
Chlling out in the evenings
Wildlife spotting
Wildlife spotting

Canoeing and Walking Itinerary

 

Day 1:

The trail begins at Selinda Airstrip in the mid-afternoon, followed by a exhilarating helicopter transfer to a remote point along the Selinda Spillway. Once your guide has given you a safely briefing, the trail starts with a short, late-afternoon canoe along the Spillway before you arrive at the evening’s first camp.

 

As there is a minimal distance to be covered on the first day and also due to the fact that all the

equipment is carried with the group, we paddle until just before sunset at a suitable site on the banks of the Selinda Spillway.

 

The tented camp will be pre-erected and we enjoy a well-deserved sundowner around the campfire before dinner, followed by a good night’s sleep.

 

Day 2:

After an early wake-up call, tea or coffee and light breakfast, while the camp is being dismantled, we head out on the canoes for a full day of paddling, with walking opportunities when something of note appears. Lunch is served en route. Tonight we camp in another suitable location as we gradually make our way down the Selinda Spillway.

 

Day 3:

Today is spent on foot exploring the maze of back channels and smaller island in this area. There are antelope a plenty and large herds of elephant and buffalo, a humbling experience to have on foot. The length of day is tailored to the group, and either way a cold refreshment is waiting, followed by memorable stories around the camp fire later.

 

Day 4:

Up again for early breakfast before we continue along the water course by canoe for another full-day excursion before arriving in camp for the last night of this trail.

 

Day 5:

We head out after breakfast, aiming to finish around mid-morning at Selinda Explorers Camp for a celebratory drink. Here we are met by vehicle and transferred by road to the Selinda Airstrip, where we bid farewell to the safari.

 

 

Pure  Walking Itinerary

 

Day 1:

The trail begins at Selinda Airstrip in the mid- afternoon, followed by a thrilling helicopter transfer from the airstrip to your first night’s camp, which serves as the starting point of the actual walking trail. Once your guide has briefed the group, guests will be taken on a short, late-afternoon walking experience before returning back to the camp.

 

The tented camp will be pre-erected and we enjoy a well-deserved sundowner around the campfire before dinner, followed by a good night’s sleep.

 

Day 2:

After an early wake-up call, tea or coffee and light breakfast, while the camp is being dismantled, we head off on foot along the Selinda Spillway enjoying the natural splendours of the Selinda Reserve as they appear before us.

 

Regular stops and lunch is served en route. After lunch we head “inland” to our second night’s camp which will serve as our base for 2 nights.

 

Day 3:

An early breakfast fuels us for a day of exploration as we head off to areas only possible to explore by foot. Venturing onto the islands and around lagoons formed by the flood waters each season, expect to see antelope a plenty and large herds of elephant and buffalo. A truly humbling experience. The length of day is tailored around the wildlife in the areas, with cold refreshments and lunch stops. Stories around the camp fire are guaranteed to be colourful.

 

Day 4:

Up again for early breakfast before we continue almost due north toward the Spillway once more and for our last night of this trail.

 

Day 5:

Last stretch along the waters of the Spillway, expecting to arrive at Selinda Explorers Camp around mid-morning to a celebratory drink. At this point we are met by the vehicle and transferred by road to the Selinda Airstrip, where we bid farewell to the safari.

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