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Walking Safaris In Botswana

SELINDA WALKING TRAIL
5 days & 4 nights in the selinda reserve

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A special area has been set aside in the Selinda Reserve especially for walking safaris. The area is located along the Selinda Spillway, a water course linking Botswana's Okavango Delta to the Linyanti Swamps. The walks take you along time-worn trails, through riparian forest and open plains.

DAY 1: MAUN TO THE SELINDA RESERVE
Typically, guests undertaking walking safaris, commence their safari at of one of the permanent camps (Selinda or Zibalianja), with normal camp activities. A briefing takes place in the evening with the Trails Guide.

DAY 2: START THE WALKING SAFARI
The safari departs early, arriving at the first overnight trails camp before lunch. After lunch and siesta, the afternoon is spent walking in the vicinity of the camp, with a sundowner, followed by dinner.

DAY 3: WALKING
After breakfast depart on the next trail, arriving at the next overnight camp before lunch. After the walk in the afternoon, we enjoy a night game drive to experience the nocturnal mammals of the African bush.

DAY 4: WALKING
After breakfast depart on the final leg of the trail, arriving at base camp before lunch (Selinda or Zibalianja). Most guests opt to stay overnight, but you have the option to end the safari today to fly to another destination.

DAY 5: THE SAFARI END
Today the safari comes to an end. After breakfast, you board a light aircraft for the transfer to Maun or onward destination.

Activities:
Approximately 6-8 kilometres inter-camp walking in the morning, and 4 kilometres walking in the vicinity of camp each afternoon.
Enjoy the skills and bushlore of a traditional bushman tracker.
Night spotlight drives in big game country aboard a 4x4 Landcruiser.
The chance to try out a bit of fishing or enjoy the birding and scenery.

What you are likely to see:
Elephant, lion, cheetah, wilddog, varied plains game, and great birdlife. Walking safaris are closely in touch with nature. Our guide and tracker will introduce the smaller creatures, and stalk you up on the big game. Night gamedrives seek out the nocturnal animals.

Groupsize:
Maximum of 4 guests (unless private group booking for maximum 6 guests)

Costs:
Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Included:
All meals, accommodation, gameviewing activities, local airport departure tax, VAT, refreshments (excluding imports), and laundry.

Excluded:
International flights, personal expenses, airport and departure taxes, visa costs, comprehensive travel insurance, bar purchases (imports), curio shop, tips and gratuities, road/air transfers, use of email/fax services, and any item not included on an itinerary.

Activities:
Several hours walking per day in one of the most unique wildlife areas in Africa, night drives, game drives when at base camps.

Best season:
From March to October are the cooler months in southern Africa. October can be relatively warm as it is the start of summer. As the safari is conducted on foot, the wildlife will always be good as the noise and distractions are kept to a minimum. The birdlife are excellent in September and October as the migratory birds return from their northern homes to breed in the mild climates of southern Africa.

Map of area:

Extend your stay: to Botswana's Okavango Delta on the three day Xigera Mokoro Trail exploring this water wonderland and wildlife paradise, this time by dug-out canoe…  Accommodation is in private bush camps set on remote islands in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Cost of extension:
Approx. USD 835.00 per person sharing. Single supplement USD 225.00.

Extend your stay:
to Victoria Falls
Start this safari at the famous Victoria Falls - one of the natural wonders of the world. Stay at a luxury lodge (River Club, Islands of Siankaba, Royal Livingstone (excl. dinner) or Victoria Falls Safari Lodge) situated on the banks of the upper Zambezi. Fly from Maun to Kasane and transfer to Victoria Falls/ Livingstone by road.

to Chobe National Park:
Fly from Selinda airstrip to Kasane, then transfer to the lodge of your choice in the Chobe area, renowned for its predators and large concentrations of game, particularly elephant.

Suggested lodges:
In Victoria Falls/ Livingstone:
River Club, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Royal Livingstone, Islands of Siankaba
In Chobe: Chobe Savanna Lodge, Chobe Game Lodge.

Cost of extension:
The cost of the extensions to Victoria Falls and Chobe depends on the choice of accommodation, the length of stay and the group size. Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Term and conditions: Please read our terms and conditions for more information on how to book, travel insurance, cancellation fees, baggage and other important issues.

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