In the Spotlight: Selinda Canoe Trail; Botswana

Guide at the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana
Guide at the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana
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The Selinda Canoe Trail is a four-day, three-night trip that takes place along the Selinda Spillway in Botswana, 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. Plus, our guide Cliffy was top-notch; he does an excellent job leading this “safari-on-water.” The trip’s highlights happen during the day, when you’ll be able to spot incredible animals including elephants, hippos, and giraffes. But winding down under the stars, cocktail in hand, with the sound of Africa all around you, is pretty hard to beat as well. To schedule a trip, e-mail Cliffy at clintonphillips@live.com. Check out more amazing photos of what a day on the trail is like after the jump or read our full review here >>

Flying in to the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana

Flying in to the Selinda Canoe Trail — Botswana

A giraffe spotted on the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana

A giraffe spotted on the Selinda Canoe Trail — Botswana

Elephant on the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana

Elephant on the Selinda Canoe Trail — Botswana

Paddling along the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana

Paddling along the Selinda Canoe Trail — Botswana

Hippos on the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana

Hippos on the Selinda Canoe Trail — Botswana

Tents set up along the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana

Tents set up along the Selinda Canoe Trail — Botswana

Night Camp at the Selinda Canoe Trail

Night Camp at the Selinda Canoe Trail

Sunset at the Camp at the Selinda Canoe Trail -- Botswana

Sunset at the Camp at the Selinda Canoe Trail — Botswana