|Historic Opening of the Selinda/Zarafa Waterway in Botswana
The Selinda Reserve is situated in the Linyanti Region of Northern Botswana and forms a vital conservation link between the Okavango Delta in the North West and Savuti / Chobe areas in the East. A river channel, known as the Selinda Spillway, ribbons through the reserve flowing eastward from the Okavango Delta into the Zibidianja Lagoon before splitting into the Linyanti and Chobe Rivers to feed the Savute Channel.
Up until two years ago, the Selinda Spillway was an interrupted waterway. Through increased rainfall levels in Angola, and theories of substrata seismic activity in 2008, the spillway now runs freely from the Okavango through to the Zibidianja Lagoon.
This incredible change has already had a marked impact on the activities of the Selinda Reserve. Fishing and boat cruises are expanded on the spillway and guests can arrive in camp by boat from the airstrip. Increased water levels have eliminated the two hour drive between Selinda Camp and Zarafa Camp. Guests can now find themselves in either the northern or southern parts of the reserve in less than thirty minutes.
To learn more about the newly opened waterway and all the fun activities it enables, click here!