- The trail replicates the safari experiences of old as we chart a course along the Selinda Spillway and into the remote woodlands of the vast 320,000 Selinda Reserve over five days.
- The Selinda Spillway is an ideal setting for this canoeing or walking adventure safari.
- The canoeing experience entails a traditional canoe and walking safari following the course, and exploring side channels, of the Selinda Spillway.
- The pure-walking experience is an amazing, exclusively guided walking safari along exciting sections of the Spillway and inland portions of the famous Selinda Reserve.
- The Selinda Reserve is well known for some of Botswana’s largest herds of buffalo and elephant, roan antelope and African wild dog.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Great Plains Conservation Was Founded On The Refusal To Make Any Trade-offs Between Luxury And Sustainability.Toward That End, We Own And Operate Some Of The Most Luxurious, Sustainable And Lauded Properties Anywhere In Africa. Zarafa Was Awarded The First Ever Accreditation By Relais & Chateaux In Botswana And Has Since Been Joined By Duba Plains. Ol Donyo Lodge And Mara Plains Hold The Same Distinction As The Only Relais & Chateaux Properties In Kenya. These Properties Are Also National Geographic Unique Lodges Of The World, Handpicked For Their Exceptional Guest Experience And Commitment To Sustainable Practices.
Experience The Magic Of The Bush On Horseback With A Ride Kenya Horseback Safari.Ride In The Shadow Of Mount Kilimanjaro Replacing The Grumble Of A Car Engine With The Sound Of Hooves. With Great Plains Ride Kenya, The Chyulu Hills And The Exclusive Wilderness Around Ol Donyo Lodge Is Yours To Discover. With Low Tourist Densities You Are More Likely To Come Across The Paw Print Of A Lion Than The Footprint Of A Human! Instead Expect To Encounter Everything From Elephant And Giraffe, To Zebra, Gazelle And Warthog. Our Horses Are Fun To Ride Yet Well-mannered Mounts Who Love Their Jobs, Striding Out Each New Day With Ears Pricked, Ready To Explore. Rides Can Be Enjoyed From Ol Donyo Lodge By Riders Of All Levels From Novice To Advanced.
Founded By World Renowned Wildlife Filmmakers And Photographers, Photography Is Central To The Great Plains Conservation Experience.
Our Camps Are Perfect For Any Level Of Photographer From Professional To Committed Hobbyist To Novice. From The Selinda Reserve’s Herds Of Elephants, To Sunrises Over The Zambezi River At Sapi Explorers Camp To Ol Donyo’s Lodge Two Photographic Hides, Perfectly Placed In Front Of A Water Hole That Draws Some Of The Regions Last “big Tusker” Elephants, Our Camps Are A Photographers Dream.
On A Great Plains Conservation Adventure Safari Travelers Become Explorers; Venturing Out On Foot Or By Canoe, Experiencing The Bush In The Tradition Of Expeditions Of Old.the Selinda Adventure Trail In Botswana Offers Travelers The Opportunity To Get Out Into The Silence Of The Bush In Remote, Pristine Wilderness Areas. The Selinda Adventure Trail Charts A 3-night/4-day Course, Walking And Canoeing Along The Selinda Spillway And Into The Remote Woodlands Of The Vast 130,000 Hectare Selinda Reserve, Known For Some Of Botswana’s Largest Herds Of Buffalo, Elephant, As Well As Rare Roan Antelope And African Wild Dog.
If An Adventure Or Walking Safari Seems Well, Too Adventurous, And A Luxury Safari Does Not Seem Like The Right Fit Either, Then One Of Our Explorer-style Camps Might Be The Perfect Choice For Your Safari.Our Explorers Camps, Including Selinda Explorers Camp And Duba Explorers Camp In Botswana And Mara Expedition Camp In Epitomize The Classic 1920s Style Safari, Transporting Guests Back To The Time Of Authentic Safaris. Set In The Same Stunning Remote Wilderness Areas As Our Other Camps, These Intimate, Unassuming Camps Are Light In Their Footprint But Heavy On Experiential Luxury, With An Atmosphere Of Bush Elegance And Relaxed Bohemian Style.
Every Year The Plains Of East Africa Are Home To One Of The World’s Most Sought-after Wildlife Spectacles, The Migration Of More Than A Million Wildebeest And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Zebra And Gazelle, Tracked By Africa’s Great Predators.between July And October Each Year The Maasai Mara Reserve And The Private Conservancies That Surround It Are The Best Place To Witness The Power Of This Natural Phenomenon. Mara Expedition Camp, Mara Plains Camp Are Perfectly Positioned To Put Guests In The Middle Of The Action.
An Aerial View Of The Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls Or Kenya’s Chyulu Hills Is Guaranteed To Be One Of The Highlights Of Any Great Plains Safari.
Not Only Are The Majority Of Our Properties From Zimbabwe To Kenya To Botswana Accessed By Air, Via “hopper” Flights Between The Camps, Booking An Additional Aerial Experience Is Always A Thrilling Addition To A Stay With Us. At Mpala Jena Camp In Zambezi National Park Or At Any Of Our Camps In Botswana Guests Can Book A Scenic Helicopter Flight To Capture Stunning Aerial Shots Of Victoria Falls, The Okavango Delta Or The Wildlife-rich Banks Of The Selinda Spillway.
Exploring The Bush On Foot Is The Perfect Way To Discover All The Things, Big And Small, That Make Remote, Pristine Wilderness Areas So Special.
For Those Wanting A Walking Safari Experience, Great Plains Conservation’s Selinda Adventure Trail In Botswana And Sapi Springs And Sapi Explorers Camps In Zimbabwe Are Perfect. The Selinda Adventure Trail Replicates Safari Experiences Of Old, Charting A 3-night/4-day Course, Walking And Canoeing Along The Selinda Spillway And Into The Remote Woodlands Of The 130,000 Hectare Selinda Reserve.
In Our Youth We Were All Explorers Of Some Kind, Even If Just In Our Suburban Garden.We Explored, We Discovered, We Might Have Even Gotten Lost, But We Always Returned More Enlightened.Safaris With Kids Are Much The Same – A Time To Stimulate All The Senses. Safaris Open Up A Whole New World To Us All, But For Kids It Is Magical. While New Animals Are A Huge Part Of The Excitement Of Safari, Stepping Away From Everyday Life In Favor Of Spotting Animal Tracks And Practicing Your Newly Learnt Traditional Bush Survival Skills Is An Experience That Kids And Parents Alike Will Cherish.
The Selinda Adventure Trail is an exploration safari charting a 4-day / 3-night course along the Selinda Spillway, an ancient waterway that links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti wetlands, flowing through the remote woodlands of the 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve. Along the route expect to come across the diverse species that inhabit the reserve from some of Botswana’s largest herds of buffalo and elephant to wildebeest, zebra, roan antelope and maybe even a lion, leopard or African wild dog. It is also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species possibly seen.The Adventure Trail is a combination of canoeing and walking or, as water levels can vary annually, a pure walking safari. No previous canoeing or walking safari experience required but participants must be fit enough to paddle their own canoes and walk for several hours at a time. Even when on a canoe safari, each day includes at least a short walk.
The three nights are spent in fly-camps along the Spillway. Staff move the camp ahead of guests so you can expect to end each day by walking or paddling into camp to find that a roaring fire and your gin and tonic await. Accommodation includes Kodiak tents large enough for two people and complete with cots and comfortable bedding. Screened bucket showers with hot and cold water are also supplied.All trips are led by an expert guide with an intimate knowledge of the area and have a maximum of 8 guests. The Selinda Adventure Trail is perfect for active travelers, groups of family or friends truly and defines adventure, bringing you close to nature and immersing you in the wilderness.
As each camp site is unique and set up daily in new locations by the Trails team no two locations are ever the same. Long drop toilets and buckets showers offering hot and cold water showers are erected by our teams for your comfort too Meals are prepared on a open fire by the trails chef No Wifi or laundry facilities available.
Selinda Adeventure Trail offers guests some of the most unique and exciting dining locations possible ! Breakfast is along the Selinda Spillway, lunch may be Under a tree on the river’s banks or a table set up in the river on a sand bar so your feet dangle in the water. Dinners are always in camp around an open fire as you watch the stars above and listen to the African bush around you.
Wildlife viewing activities focus on Canoeing along the Selinda Spillway as well as daily guided walking safaris between camps along the Spillway itself of the private Selinda Reserve.