The area boasts a great diversity of wildlife and birdlife species and is one of the most sought after remote locations in Botswana.
An authentic tented camp offering understated comfort, Linyanti Bush Camp consists of only six tents. Intimate and relaxed the tents are light, airy, spacious, simply designed and tastefully furnished. There is a bedroom and living area with a comfortable sofa and foot stools, the en-suite bathroom has a flush toilet and hot and cold running water and each tent has a small private deck area with views over the marshes. The main camp area is a large open-sided canvas tent raised on wooden decking with a dining area, small library, bar and lounge with comfortable sofas. The deck gives a full view over the Linyanti floodplains and marsh where herds of elephant or buffalo move freely. There is a small splash pool offering welcome relief.
Luxury Tented Camp
6 Tents – 12 People
Open all year round
Set in one of the remotest parts of Botswana, this private concession allows guests to experience the Botswana wilderness through the lap of luxury. Linyanti is best known for its large populations of elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season.
Other wildlife encounters include lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, the rare and elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile, as well as other species of plains game.
The area also offers spectacular birding all year round. The endless vistas of the Linyanti marsh makes an incredible playing field for the avid bird watcher, combined with breathtaking views of a scenery carved by defiant forces of nature.
Activities from the camp consist of game drives, walking, night drives, mokoro safaris, boat cruises, and fishing.
Highly populated with animals particularly in the dry winter months when elephants and buffalo concentrate in enormous numbers at the rivers and waterholes.
Thousands of zebra spend the winter in the Linyanti before heading south to the Savuti in November in expectation of summer rains and good grazing. The particularly beautiful sable and roan antelopes are found here and red lechwe and the aquatic sitatunga antelope inhabit the wetlands.
The main predators are lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena. Occasionally one may see the smaller carnivore, the rare serval. Porcupine sightings are not uncommon. It also provides a stronghold for the endangered African wild dog.
Nocturnal species of animal include aardwolf, lesser bushbaby, serval, spring hare, (large spotted) genet and occasionally the elusive pangolin!
Linyanti is an outstanding year round birders paradise with special sightings which include Hartlaub’s babbler, wattled crane, slaty egret, African skimmer, Allen’s gallinule, to the drier mopane woodland species like racket-tailed roller, Bradfield’s hornbill, white-breasted cuckoo-shrike, Bennett’s woodpecker, swallow-tailed bee-eater and Arnott’s chat.
This reserve is also excellent for kori bustard, ostrich and various owl species, such as Verreaux’s giant eagle-owl and the African scops-owl. Not to be forgotten is the rare Narina Trogon.
It has a similar appearance and experience to the Okavango Delta with papyrus lined waterways leading to towering riverine forests of giant ebony and marula trees.
There are no fence lines so animals move freely between reserves and areas.
30 minute scenic helicopter flight 1 April to 30 November
Linyanti is one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Botswana and is one of the least visited and most pristine corners of the region, which creates an unrivalled atmosphere of remoteness and seemingly unlimited expanse.