The guided boating safaris at Selinda are a huge draw for Botswana safari-goers craving something a little different to your typical 4x4 game drives. As you glide along the Selinda Spillway, you’ll have the opportunity to observe smaller water-loving residents, like frogs and waterbirds, as well as larger bathers, like herds of elephants, hippos and crocs.
What makes a walking safari so great is that it’s a more peaceful and patient way of experiencing nature. There’s no roaring engine, so you’ll be able to get much closer to skittish creatures, like bushbuck, red lechwe, and the occasional sitatunga.
On these walks, you’ll be led by one of Selinda’s experienced tracker-guides who will quickly help you to get back in touch with your natural senses. Twitchers will be delighted to know that there are over 300 bird species to be found in Selinda Reserve.
The great thing about staying at Selinda Camp is that you can still enjoy your land-based 4x4 guided game drives. These depart twice daily; in the early morning and the late afternoon/early evening.
The night drives are a definite highlight, and you’ll get to spot the more nocturnal creatures of the bush like honeybadgers, civets and hyenas. Since it is much cooler at night, the energy levels of predators reach its peak, and you’ll quickly find yourself having a front-row seat to all of the action. Off-roading is permitted within Selinda Reserve, which makes it easy to follow the hunt