The Selinda Spillway, located in the northern reaches of Botswana, links the Okavango Delta to the west to the Linyanti Swamps to the east. Along its course—which can flow in two different directions depending on where the water levels are highest—are the game-rich floodplains of the Selinda Reserve, one of the country’s most famous wildlife concessions. Given its distinct location upstream from Savute and west of Chobe, Selinda has all of the wildlife viewing that those areas are famous for with the added perk of exclusivity. Only 18 guests are permitted on the reserve at a time, allowing for unrestricted and exhilarating viewings of the region’s elephants, cheetah, wild dogs, and prides of lion, hyena, jackal, and leopard.

Selinda is one of those few places in the world where huge herds of elephant and buffalo roam free and where there are still parcels of land where no person has set foot. Be the first to do so on a custom luxury Botswana safari with Ker & Downey.