Predators in the area are typical of the Okavango region with Lion being the dominant predator. Spotted Hyenas are also common. The wide open floodplains make the perfect habitat for Cheetahs. You will often find them lounging on an anthill watching out for prey. Selinda is one of the best places in the Okavango to see Wild Dogs as the terrain generally means that you can follow them off-road when they decide to hunt.

Smaller animals in the reserve include Side-Striped Jackal, , Mongooses, Serval, Bat Eared Foxes, Caracals, Aardwolf and African Wildcats.

he birdlife in the region is typical of the Linyanti Region. The reserve is noted for its sightings of the Collared Palm Thrust. The open region is perfect for Ostriches, Secretary Birds, Kori Bustards, Krested Korhaans and various Sandgrouse. The area is also well known for its raptor sightings.

As with most areas in the Okavango region the best time to visit is in the dry winter months as the vegetation is less dense so you will see more and the wildlife searches for areas of permanent water.