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In northern Bostwana, along the Selinda Spillway
The Selinda Canoe Trail runs through the Selinda Spillway in northern Botswana, on the private, 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve. The trail begins about 27 miles south of Selinda Camp.
To reach the Selinda Canoe Trail, visitors must take a short plane ride to the Selinda Airfield and then a three-hour drive to the start of the trail. Flights from Maun and Kasane both fly to the Selinda Airfield.
The Selinda Canoe Trail is a four-day, three-night trip that takes place along the Selinda Spillway, offered from May to October. Camp is set up each night in secluded spots along the water -- far from modern conveniences such as electricity and flushing toilets, but as luxe as camping can get, with great meals and an attentive staff that does all of the setting up and packing up for you. A safari-on-water, the trip's highlight comes during the day, when wildlife such as elephants, hippos, and giraffes can be spotted. But winding down under the stars, cocktail in hand, with the sound of Africa all around you, is pretty hard to beat as well.