|Linyanti – also known as Linyanti Marsh – is a quiet treasure located by the far northwestern section of Chobe National Park. The region’s relative remoteness means that Linyanti often provides visitors with a feeling of serene seclusion.
Here, one can truly experience Africa as unspoiled wilderness, marvelling at nature’s cornucopia whilst enjoying Linyanti’s tranquil isolation.
Similar in terms of terrain to Okavango and just as bewitching, Linyanti is a floodplain characterised by riverine woodland, marshy channels, pools, and small islands.
To the North the region is bound by the Linyanti River and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. To the South lies the private Selinda Game Reserve.
During the dry season (roughly June to October) Linyanti attracts large numbers of migrating elephants, antelopes, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe. Lying in wait for them are resident populations of large predators with lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs all present. The region is home to a number of African wild dog packs and is often considered to be the best place in Botswana to sight this rare and beautiful predator.
As well as land mammals, the many small pools and channels are favoured by crocodiles, hippos and a stunning array of bird life including African skimmer, Swallow-tailed bee-eater and Wattled crane.
The camps in the region are private and smaller than those found in other areas of Botswana. They offer a level of luxury and exclusivity designed to complement Linyanti’s sense of blissful escapism.
ACCOMMODATION NEAR LINYANTI
Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in the 32,000 acre private Selinda Reserve. This is a relaxed, luxurious eight tented safari camp, affording extraordinary views over the Selinda Reserve’s prolific floodplains and savannas, dotted with borassus palms, where nesting birds roost and baboon spy. The raised decks, surrounding the main lounge […]
Kwando Lebala Camp
Lebala Camp is situated in the south of the Kwando concession, beside the expansive plains and wetlands that form part of the Kwando-Linyanti flood plain system. Consistent sightings of wild dogs and other African wildlife in its private concession of 232,000 hectares are a huge draw for guests where game drives can be done off-road […]