Pristine wildness bordering Chobe and Namibia
The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve is 125,000 hectares of pristine wildlife area bordered by the Linyanti River in the north and the Chobe National Park in the east. Across the Linyanti River northwards lies Namibia's Caprivi Strip.
The reserve is bisected by the now flowing Savute Channel, which provides a year-round water source to complement the Linyanti River.
Because of its remote location, this area is one of the least visited - but it is definately a worthwhile addition to anyone's Botswana itinerary, as not only is it extremely picturesque, but it is also home to a high concentration of wildlife, especially during the dry winter months between April and October, when large herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra congregrate along the riverbanks.
The waterways are also home to pods of hippos, and crocodiles laze on the banks. The birdlife is prolific, and many water birds, especially pelicans, are common sightings.
Other wildlife species include giraffe, impala, sable and roan antelopes, wildebeest, red lechwe, kudu, waterbuck and eland, and large baboon troops. As a result of the abundance of plains game in particular, the predators are also out in force - including lion, wild dog, hyena and cheetah.
There are only a small number of private camps located here, which can only be accessed by light aircraft, offering the guests the opportunity to enjoy the abundant wildlife privately and exclusively.
Situated in a private concession bordering the Chobe National Park, Linyanti Expeditions is a small and intimate camp comprising of just 6 tents. The abundance of wildlife species, makes this an ideal setting for walking safaris, and other game viewing activities.
Children aged 16 years and over are welcome.
Savuti Camp is situated in an isolated part of the Linyanti Concession, about 17 kilometres 'downstream' from the Zibadianja Lagoon. The camps 7 large walk-in tents face onto the Savute Channel's grasslands. There are also several well-positioned hides for safe, up-close animal viewing.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
DumaTau is a 10 roomed luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. The region is well-known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months. The camp lies under a shady grove of mangosteen trees, raised off the ground to overlook a large hippo-filled lagoon.
Kings Pool Camp
Nine well-appointed tents of canvas and thatch each have a large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool and 'sala'. The spacious en-suite bathrooms are tiled with double showers and hand-basins as well as an outdoor shower for those who wish to shower close to nature!
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome.
Linyanti Bush Camp
The camp is small and intimate - with just 6 light, airy and tastefully furnished rooms under canvas - so hosting a maximum of 12 guests at a time. The camp overlooks the banks of the Linyanti marshes.
Children of any age are welcome.