The area boasts a great diversity of wildlife and birdlife species and is one of the most sought after remote locations in Botswana. Located just 800 metres away from Linyanti Bush Camp, the two camps can be booked together for larger groups.
Linyanti Ebony consists of four canvas tents (including one family tent) on the banks of the Linyanti Marsh, within a Private Concession bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The camps well appointed accommodation includes three standard tents and one family tent with interleaving bedrooms accommodating four guests. The neutral interiors include wooden furniture, a bedroom and lounge, en-suite facilities with shower, flush toilet and running hot and cold water and an outdoor front patio with seating and views over the marshes.
Built on a raised deck and linked to the tents by sandy walkways is a lounge and dining area offering indoor or outdoor dining and a deck with a small splash pool with views over the marshes. A sandy clearing with a fire and seating completes the picture.
3 Standard tents and one Family Unit (max 10 people).
Open all year round
Twice daily activities at Linyanti Bush Camp include game drives, night drives and bird watching. Walking is available during the dry winter months and boating and mokoro excursions are dependent on water levels (not usually possible between December – March). A 30 minute Helicopter flight is included as one activity per stay for guests between 1st April – 30th November. The camp is limited to small exclusive groups who seek a personalized experience in a private concession away from the main tourist’s routes.
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.
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.