Sunset Across the Marsh, Linyanti Bush Camp, Kwando Linyanti, Botswana

Linyanti Reserve

A protected wildlife area with a limited number of lodges, offering exclusivity. Linyanti is renowned for its predator activity – see lions, wild dogs and cheetahs, often as they hunt.

The Linyanti region is located to the north of the Okavango Delta, adjacent to Chobe National Park and takes in some of Botswana’s best private reserves – Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando.

Kudu Antelope, Linyanti, Botswana
Kwando-Linyanti, Botswana

A little more about Linyanti

These wetland reserves are fed by the permanent water of the Kwando-Linyanti river systems as well as the Savute Channel and Selinda Spillway, acting as a magnet for wildlife making this an extremely game-rich area.

A variety of habitats from mopane woodlands, ancient floodplains, palm forest islands and open savannah are home to large concentrations of elephant, and the area is particularly well known for its active predators.


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Sunset Across the Marsh, Linyanti Bush Camp, Kwando Linyanti, Botswana

Night Drive in Linyanti

Take a night drive in search of those elusive, nocturnal creatures.

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Birdwatching in Linyanti

Discover some of Southern Africa’s best birdwatching hotspots, with numerous endemic species and great raptors

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Linyanti Big Cat Safari

Linyanti is renowned for its predator activity – spot lions, leopards and cheetahs as they stalk prey across the reserve.

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Explore Linyanti

Experience the Linyanti Reserve by foot, in a canoe or on horseback, exploring this protected wildlife area.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Linyanti Bush Camp £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate and authentic tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti Marshes on the western boundary of Chobe. Its remoteness makes it a favourite safari destination and the camp is great for those who seek a tailored experience away from the main tourist routes. The area is best known for its large populations of elephant and buffalo – but lions, sable, roan, leopards, wild dogs, and a number of the plains game are also resident here. Six tents offer understated comfort and each has a living area and small private deck area with views over the marshes. The main camp has a dining area, small library, splash pool, bar and lounge. Activities include game drives, walks, bird watching, night drives, boating, seasonal fishing and mokoro safaris.

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DumaTau Camp £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

DumaTau is in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. This luxury tented camp is positioned close to the source of the Savute Channel on one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system. The main camp area is raised off the ground overlooking a large hippo-filled lagoon with a lounge, pub and dining area shaded by thatch and mangosteen trees – wide decking leads off to a secluded pool and a shaded swinging day bed by the river. There are 10 spacious tented rooms, each with full-height gauze windows providing plenty of natural light and allowing cooling breezes. Each tent has an outside deck with loungers. As a predominately land-based camp, activities include game drives, bush walks, hides and motorboat excursions (water-level dependent).

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