Linyanti Game Reserve, Botswana

The Linyanti Reserve is owned by Wilderness Safaris, southern Africa's most luxurious safari operator. Located just to the west of the famous Savute marsh area of the Chobe National Park, the reserve is one of the best examples of Botswana's high-end private reserves. The game viewing on offer here is simply superb: all the predators are brilliantly visible and there are high concentrations of elephant and buffalo. When you add in the fact that Linyanti is home to some of the most exclusive lodges in Africa, you have one of the continent's finest safari regions.
What differentiates the Linyanti Reserve from the neighbouring Chobe National Park is the fact that the reserve is private, open only to guests staying in one of the three camps available. The habitat is virtually identical to the majority of the Chobe National Park (the river section excluded), yet exclusivity is guaranteed. Because the reserve is private, unlike in the national parks there are no limitations on the activities on offer.  Night drives, walking safaris, fishing, sleep outs in the reserve's various hides, fly camping and boating (at Kings Pool and Duma Tau only) are all on offer for those so inclined.  

The two other private Linyanti reserves, Selinda and Kwando also have similar habitats yet the Wilderness camps here are more luxurious than their neighbours (Selinda’s Zarafa excluded!).  It is the luxury of this reserve, as well as the quality of the game, for which it is so famous. 

Linyanti: where to stay

The flagship property of the Linyanti reserve is Kings Pool, an ultra luxurious and very famous camp that comes complete with private plunge pools and à la carte dinners. The quality of food and service here is exceptional but the quality of product is reflected in the price, at approximately $2,300pppn in high season! 

Savuti Camp on the other hand is better priced (at approximately $1,400pppn in high season), and is a small, six-roomed authentic camp that takes a more relaxed approach to safari, and has consequently gained the acceptance and recognition of serious safari fans.  In our view Savuti is the best value camp in the reserve. 

Duma Tau is the third camp in the area, a ten-roomed property that has the usual qualities of Wilderness Safaris camps and is located within the same area of excellent game.

Linyanti: when to go

As with the majority of Botswana’s big game areas, the Linyanti comes into its peak game viewing season from the 1st June with the very best months being late July, August, September, October and the beginning of November.    Show me more >

Linyanti: activities

All camps offer day and night drives and walking safaris; boating trips are possible from Duma Tau and Kings Pool, water levels depending.  There are also a number of hides in the Linyanti which can be booked for an overnight sleep out in the bush.


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Linyanti - Reviews

Kings Pool: Every now and again you, unexpectedly, experience a holiday destinatoon that will stay with you forever. My experience at Kings Pool falls into this category. The wildlife was truly spectacular with great wild dog sightings and even a kill!!! The leopard were also fantastic seeing 2 in one drive! We also went on a sunset river cruise which was truly spectacular!!

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