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The Linyanti Wetlands are a vast area of pristine wilderness located in the north of Botswana, stretching from the Linyanti River to the Okavango Delta.

Wildlife of the Linyanti

The three private concessions within the Wetlands are the wildest in the country, surrounded by papyrus and reeds swamps, open grassland and riverine forests that are home to a variety of game and bird life.

Lion Cub, Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti WetlandsThe entire area is superb for elephant but they are possibly at their most spectacular along the Linyanti River. Huge breeding herds numbering hundreds can be heard trumpeting their way through the papyrus to drink from the river. As the sun sets, watching elephant immerge from the water then trundle up the yellow plains to the forest in a cloud of dust is one of the great sights of Africa.

The wide open grasslands are frequented by herds of zebra, wildebeest and giraffe and in the shady forests you can hear baboon barking into the air.

There are also several prides of lion and this is also an excellent area for spotting the elusive leopard and rare wild dog.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Linyanti Wetlands

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Linyanti Wetlands, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Linyanti Wetlands

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Linyanti Wetlands. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Zarafa Camp bedroom tent

      Zarafa Camp

      Opulent

      Zarafa Camp is probably our personal favourite in Botswana and has a beautiful location looking towards the Zibadianja Lagoon. Activities from Zarafa focus on game drives and night drives, but walks from the camp are also possible with experienced guides.

    • Selinda Camp, Selinda Concession

      Selinda Camp

      Deluxe

      Selinda Camp is located on a palm island with views of the Selinda Spillway, yellow floodplains and grey termite mounds and palm tree islands in the distance.

    • Lagoon Camp, Kwando Concession

      Lagoon Camp

      First Class

      Stretching along the banks of the Kwando River within a private concession, Lagoon Camp offers a range of activities year-round. Its exceptionally spacious rooms and main thatched area are beautifully presented, and staff deliver a highly personal service.

    • Lebala Camp, Kwando Concession

      Lebala Camp

      First Class

      Enjoying a secluded location within the private Kwando Concession, Lebala Camp offers just eight tents looking out over the Linyanti floodplains. Each day, game drives and bush walks get you close to animals big and small.

    • Linyanti Ebony Camp, Linyanti Wetlands

      Linyanti Ebony Camp

      First Class

      Situated in the private Chobe Enclave area of the Linyanti Wetlands, this family friendly camp offers just four authentic canvas tents overlooking wildlife-rich marshland.

    • Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti Wetlands

      Linyanti Bush Camp

      First Class

      Bordering Chobe National Park to the west, Linyanti Bush Camp offers intimate tented accommodation in a private reserve. Its position in the Linyanti Marshes makes for excellent game viewing and birdwatching.

    • Linyanti Expeditions star bed

      Linyanti Expeditions

      Medium

      This camp provides an authentic experience with an emphasis on exploring the wilds of the bush on foot. Be transported to a bygone era of safari in explorer-style tents with a friendly and attentive service.

    • Duma Tau, Linyanti Wetlands

      Duma Tau

      Deluxe

      Duma Tau, meaning ‘lion roars’, stands overlooking reed beds and a wide stretch of the Linyanti River. The diversity of habitats makes for wonderful game and bird viewing and the area is well known for the large numbers of elephant which are frequently seen crossing the river.

    • Camp Savuti, Savuti Area

      Savuti Camp

      Deluxe

      Savuti Camp has seven tents and overlooks a waterhole in the dry Savuti Channel. There are game drives, walks and night-drives from camp and a superb 'log pile' hide where guests can observe animals (mostly elephants) from extremely close quarters.

    • Kings Pool Camp, Linyanti Wetlands

      Kings Pool Camp

      Opulent

      The Kings Pool is a very luxurious camp and is perfect for those that want good game viewing (especially of elephant) and total luxury in the bush.

    • Camp Linyanti, Linyanti Wetlands

      Camp Linyanti

      Simple

      Camp Linyanti is located in the Linyanti Area of Chobe National Park and has a fabulous outlook across the Linyanti Wetlands and its lush green reed beds and waterways.