While on safari sometimes you can feel that you are in a sanitised environment as you are guided through the bush in the safety of your 4x4 and mostly this is a good thing. Safety is not something to be laughed at but there are adventures out there that take you into the heart of wild Africa and make you feel part of the experience not just being on the outside, looking in.
Here are some of the best ways to explore Africa, on foot, on water and in the company of the most adventurous guides.
The high waters flowing through northern Botswana in 2009, together with subtle tectonic movements, caused the waters of the Okavango River to flow in a way that it has not done for nearly three decades, pushing east along the previously dry Selinda Spillway to meet the waters of the Linyanti. This enabled adventurers the opportunity to experience a rare first, canoeing along the Selinda Spillway.
As the waters of the Selinda Spillway ebb and flow each year, some years with higher flood levels than others, so the name of the Selinda Canoe Trail was changed to reflect a more inclusive experience that now includes guided walking safaris and is thus now known as the Selinda Adventure Trail.
Botswana is known for its stunning wildlife and remote areas. Our mobile safaris visit some of these amazing places with our specialist local guide Pilot Manga. This fabulous country has a reputation for being extremely expensive when it comes to a safari, but this does not have to be the case as our mobile tented safaris are excellent value with superb service.
Now is your chance to join one of our expeditions into these stunning places as we take you on an overland adventure into the heart of wild Africa.
No we don’t visit luxury lodges but we do give you the service and expertise that you would expect to find in one of those places and yes we do camp but comfort levels are fantastic, service is superb and our guiding extraordinary.
All of our itineraries will depart with a minimum 2 clients.
Following in the footsteps of the original explorers, this is a true adventure canoeing trail down the mighty Zambezi River. All kit is taken in the canoes with you, accompanied by our highly qualified river guides. Step back in time and see the Zambezi River that so enthralled the explorers and adventurers of yesteryear. Experience the river as David Livingstone once did.
Martin Smith, Managing Director, Bush Pilot, Lodge General Manager and Travel Agent