The Selinda occupies 320,000 acres in northern Botswana and is nourished by the Selinda Spillway, a channel that is fed by both the pristine waters of the Okavango Delta to the south and the Linyanti floodplains to the west.
This exclusive area is home to a mere handful of safari lodges and camps, offering some of the most intimate wildlife encounters on the planet. It is also a refuge for the rare African Wild Dog and one of the best places in Africa to see this highly endangered species.
The Linyanti encompasses 299,000 acres, sharing a border with the famous Chobe National Park. Most of the properties in this concession are close to lagoons or floodplains, allowing guests to participate in both land and water-based activities from conventional game drives in 4WD vehicles to canoeing. Again, the low density of visitors ensures that any safari here is a personalised experience.
These two regions are best combined with a foray into the Kalahari Desert down south, whose ancient salt pans and immense sandy expanses provide a stark contrast to the Selinda and Linyanti’s watery wildernesses.