Linyanti Game Reserve, Botswana

Our safaris in Botswana will take you on an unforgettable journey of history and culture, showing you the best aspects of the wildlife, the weather and the scenery. The Linyanti Game Reserve lies in the far north western corner of the Chobe National Park, northeast of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Taking its name from the river of the same name, Linyanti is best known for the large numbers of elephant that roam the reserve. It has recently become one of the best places to see the African wild dog, driven virtually to the edge of extinction – roughly 5000 exist in the wild today.  It is truly a delight to see these creatures in the wild, and Linyanti will offer the best opportunity to do so.

The three main characteristics of the Linyanti Reserve are the Linyanti River, the Savuti Channel and the forest – each with a very different terrain from the Okavango Delta, and filled with delicate ecosystems which support so much African wildlife.  The riverfront recalls the Okavango’s waterways with papyrus-lined lagoons, reed-beds and a towering canopy of trees… The Linyanti Swamp covers an area of almost 900 square meters, and fills the area between the converging courses of the Kwando and Linyanti Rivers. Chobe’s boundaries only touch the river for a short section on the far eastern edge of the swamp.

The Linyanti marshes, which attract elephant and buffalo during the dry season, were formed by the flooding of the bordering Kwando and Linyanti Rivers, resulting in a reserve of 900 square kilometres. The marshes are secluded and swampy, bordering on the river for a short section of the reserve on the far eastern edge of the swamp.  This secluded aspect of Linyanti makes it a very exclusive destination of Botswana, and one that is particularly worth the visit.

Winter is the prime time to embark on a safari in Linyanti because large herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra meet along the Linyanti River in search of water. Giraffe, impala and roan antelope can be seen in the forest areas, whilst a diversity of birdlife (including pelicans and other water birds) populate the river and forest areas. There are also plenty of predators to satisfy visitors to Linyanti while taking a Botswana safari.  We can offer you the opportunity to explore the lovely Linyanti surroundings and see as much African wildlife on safari as possible.

There are four small camps: Duma Tau, King’s Pool, Linyanti Tented Camp and Savuti Camp. Access to the camps, whilst on a Botswana safari, is rough and the roads require a 4×4 vehicle. Linyanti is both peaceful and secluded and is recommended as a Botswana Safari holiday destination to complete the Botswana experience.   We can help you make your safari in Botswana a holiday you will never forget.

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