Antarctica & Arctic
This fully guided canoe trail along almost 45km of the ancient Selinda Spillway allows you to camp on its banks at night and explore its snaking bends by day.
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All meals, all related activities, limited but good selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and park fees.
Wildlife & Safari
This magnificent, fully guided four-night, five-day canoe trail along almost 45km of the ancient Selinda Spillway, fly camping on its banks at night and exploring its snaking bends by day allows you to really experience a true, authentic adventure – exploring the wilderness in the same way that Livingstone and Selous did in days of old.
Days are spent paddling gently along the Spillway; stopping regularly for breaks and walks wherever there is something of interest on the banks. Nights are spent in makeshift fly camps consisting of two-man 3m x 3m dome tents, which are prepared for you by our staff, as are all meals.
Each canoe has two guests, their bedrolls and bags. Guests should be strong enough to paddle their own canoes but no previous experience is necessary as tuition is readily given to beginners and novices. The only must is a desire to really explore wild Africa!
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Paddle to your campsite
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The first day starts at the airstrip at Selinda. Depending on your arrival time there may be a game drive around the reserve. After lunch continue to the departure point for the canoes. After a short introduction to the canoes and safety briefing it is a gentle 40 minute paddle to the first camp. The staff had already left early this morning so the camp is set up and ready for you to have a good look around before sunset, drinks and dinner. (L)(D)
After breakfast set off on a one to two hour paddle. Explore the dry channels and water holes on foot. After lunch, enjoy a siesta before paddling to your second camp site, stopping for a swim along the way. This is an easy one and a half hour paddle. You are at the second camp for two nights, which is already set up by the crew. (B)(L)(D)
Today you do not move camp which allows time to explore the area on foot with morning and afternoon walks. After lunch spread your bedrolls under a tree and enjoy a siesta on the side of the spillway. (B)(L)(D)
Enjoy an early morning walk before you get back on the water for a two and a half hour paddle. Stop for lunch and a siesta. Back on the water paddle to the last camp site arriving before sunset. (B)(L)(D)
This morning head off on your final paddle to the waiting vehicle. Enjoy a game drive to the airstrip for departure. (B)
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