Season 4: Selinda Canoe Trail starts today

  

SEASON 4: 20 APRIL-11 OCTOBER 2012

Don't worry if you've missed the first three seasons, it's not difficult to catch up and get into it. Basically, what you've missed so far...

Season 1 - The Pioneers. 75kms of paddling and more paddling over 4 days. The first guests were the trailblazers. It was a bit Hawaii 5-O, with early starts and late arrivals into camp, and some overland dragging of canoes to deeper water. The Selinda Spillway waters from the Okavango and Linyanti met for the first time in 30 years mid-August.

Season 2 - The Not-So-Tricky Second Album. Would the water levels be high enough again? Yes they were, and the Spillway waters met mid-May this year. To give more opportunity for walking safaris and a more relaxed pace, the Selinda Canoe Trail was reduced to 45kms over the 4 days. Awesome game viewing!

Season 3 - The Establishment. The Selinda Canoe Trail establishes itself as a dry-season fixture in the Selinda Reserve for years to come with the waters, topped-up on already high water levels from previous years, meeting at the end of March. With higher water more channels open-up for exploration either side of the main channel.

Season 4 - The Romance. The Okavango waters met up with Linyanti waters this year on Valentines Day, ahhh. Exciting wildlife discoveries and adventures to be had. Episode 1 starts today, 20 April at around 1pm.

Exploring Spillway side channel

The Selinda Canoe Trail is a 4 day/3 night fully-portered canoe safari along the Selinda Spillway, in the wildlife-rich 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve, linking the Okavango Delta in the west with the Linyanti Swamps to the east. This is prime game viewing territory where Canoe Trail guests will not see another sole or vehicle for 4 days. The group size is between 2 and 8 guests paddling 45kms in stable two-man Canadian canoes. Support in the form of an expert guide and team of four to cook and erect and dismantle camp as you move down the river to a different location each night. It is expeditionary stuff, and operating with the lightest footprint on the environment with all food and equipment transported by canoe. There is plenty of time for walking and getting closer to animals observed from the water, and at the end of the Trail there's an immense sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of being one of very few who have ever canoed the Selinda.  

Cost only USD1760pp sharing for the 4 days/3 nights. If you're attending Indaba 12-15 May (Durban) why not make an appointment with Dorian Hoy, Hilton Walker or Alex Walters, all of which have done the Selinda Canoe Trail, to find out more.  To book an appointment please make an online booking here

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