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Best places to stay on safari in The Linyanti

Best Places To Stay On Safari In The Linyanti

For an exclusive experience Linyanti is the reserve to go for. With all the same perks of the fantastic Chobe wildlife but with access only for those staying at the three Wilderness Safaris owned lodges, this is a really remarkable place. Huge concerntrations of game, and supreme luxury - Linyanti is of an unbeatable overall quality. There are loads of safari camps and lodges in Linyanti, below are some of our favourites.

Kings Pool

Wilderness Safaris' Kings Pool Camp is the flagship lodge in the company’s Linyanti Reserve.  Set around a beautiful small lake that runs off the main channel, Kings Pool is one of the most attractive camps in the country.  With private plunge pools, four poster beds and some the best dining in the country, Kings Pool sets the standard for Botswana’s Premier Camps; luxury is certainly at the forefront here, a factor reflected in the high prices, ideal for an African honeymoon.  The reserve is also well regarded as housing one of the highest predator concentrations anywhere meaning that the high prices guarantees great game viewing.  In summary a fantastic super luxury camp - albeit an expensive one! 


Selinda is part the Great Plains Conservation Group who have some other fantastic camps in the area and operate an incredible service.  Although their camps are really luxurious, they are also extremely relaxed.  You decide what you want to do - if you want to get up and go for a game drive at 0900 instead of 0530, you can. The area is brilliant, especially since the channels are filling up with water again making the game in the area fantastic.  Huge herds of elephant push through in the dry months from May to October.

Selinda Canoe Trail

The Selinda Canoe trail is an authentic Africa adventure. Five nights and Four days, discovering the wonders of Selinda’s hidden waterways that are un-reachable by vehicles.  It is a safari for those really wanting to get off the beaten track, with some of Africa’s best guides, for a once-in- a-lifetime expedition.

Selinda Explorers

There's a saying that small things come in little packages... Selinda Explorers Camp in no exception! With only 4 tents that transport you back to the bygone era of Livingstone and Selous, both of whom wandered right through the area in which the camp is situated. The area is a prime predator habitat, with fantastic lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. Good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season) and all the antelope – including even roan and sable and recently spotted eland – are possible sightings.

Zarafa Dhow Suites

Great Plains Conservation’s Zarafa Dhow suites is situated in the private 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve the Zarafa Dhow Suites cater exclusively for small, intimate groups of friends or family, who want to immerse themselves into one of Africa’s most classic safari experiences. In summary, one of the continent's most expensive lodges, but a truly superb one !

Duma Tau

Duma Tau is the perfect little camp to include in an itinerary if it suits your style. It is a very unpretentious camp with everything you need on a safari and no over the top mod cons. Being located between the Savuti Channel and the Linyani River and flood plains it benefits by great game movement from both sides. The camp itself is very special and has typical lively character to it that most the classic Wilderness camps have. It is one of the most sought after of their camps.


Wilderness Safaris' Savuti Camp is one of the finest small camps in Botswana.  Regarded by many as the best camp in the entire Linyanti region, Savuti is a seven-roomed camp with one of the best locations on a sweeping bend in the Savuti channel.  For years the camp's famous log pile hide offered one of the best elephant interactions in Africa.  Recent years have seen the channel running again and the elephant hide washed away, but Savuti still remains one of the best of Wilderness Safaris camps and this reserve one of the country's finest for predators.  A beautiful small camp that remains one of our favourites.

Savuti Safari Lodge

Perched on the banks of the Savuti Channel within the Chobe National Park, Savuti Safari Lodge offers an excellent location from which to explore the nearby Savuti Marsh.


Great Plains Conservation’s Zarafa Camp is one of the country's super luxury lodges.  With only four rooms, Zarafa is one of Botswana’s smallest camps and consequently offers one of the country’s most exclusive game viewing experiences.  The camp's location in such a great game viewing area also makes Zarafa a very good combination with Mombo.  In summary, one of the continent's most expensive lodges, but a truly superb one !

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