Linyanti Bush Camp

Reviews of Linyanti Bush Camp

Good(90%) From 31 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 31 of our travellers who have visited Linyanti Bush Camp , and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The Gallinule family from Nottingham
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

Excellent guiding from Tati, very keen on birds as well as game, knowledgeable and took the time to impart it.
Great variety of bird life, big game more difficult to view due to Mopane woodland and not being as concentrated as normal because of higher than normal water level, but often felt more rewarding when seen in bush rather than savannah grassland

Very comfortable tents, excellent food

Welcoming and helpful attitude from manager and staff, flexible re meals if guests occupied in guiding.
Just six tents made it feel more personal and allowed us to have the benefit of our own guide and landcruiser for our family of four, which was brilliant

Generally felt less corporate and more welcoming than Ker and Downey at Shinde

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Mr & Mrs B - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wildlife not as expected. Camp Excellent.

Wonderful area for birds. Dissapointed with the lack of predators. No lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena or wild dogs. We did have a rare veiw of a aardvark. Good to have a walking part to the safari. Camp facilities were excellent and food exceptional. We were the only ones in the camp which made the camp time special.

The main reason we went on a safari was to see wild dogs and predators and we missed them at this camp. Would not recommend this camp for people who want to see a variety of animals.

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Crowned plovers from Suffolk
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

We had the camp to ourselves. Brilliant guide (Dennis), brilliant hostess (Gertrude) and brilliant food (London restaurant standard!).

Excellent camp, no reservations about it. (Tho we later became used to having hot water bottles in our beds in other camps - a welcome luxury).

The camp manager Martin was conspicuous by his absence throughout our stay - we felt the staff were compensating for a lack of leadership from him.

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Kalahari robins from London
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

We would normally rate this stay as Excellent but becuase of the unusual amount of water in the area - the plain in front of the camp was now a swamp ! The game was exceedingly sparse - however the white faced ducks were spectacular.

Further, again because of the water our game drives were limited to one small area - we are sure that in a future visit we will see more !

The accommodation is luxurious - for a tent - and having hot water on demand is novel - the layout and 'public areas' were splendid.

The staff were helpful, cheerful, charming and de cho di monate !

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The Meerkats from London
Arrived on: 9-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

A camp of considerably lower standard that any of the 20 camps I have stayed at on this and previous visits. I would not recommend it to anyone

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Mr S - York
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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A Gastronomic Experience at Linyanti

We arrived just before the afternoon game drive but were given a very warm welcome. The literature indicates swamps and vast numbers of game, in fact the swamp area has been dry for 20 years. We did see many of the species we expected but not in huge numbers.

The tents were excellently furnished but rather overheated in the date time and would have benefited from any outside shaded viewing facility. The food was definitely the best we experienced in Botswana.

An ice making facility would be very beneficial. The cold towels on return from the bush were much appreciated.

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Expert Africa comments

A few of our travellers have commented on the lack of verandas at Linyanti Bush Camp. As a result of this feedback the owners have now added shaded verandahs and outside seating to each of the tents.

Mr H from California
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Great introduction to Botswana

Our first stop on a 3-stop safari in Botswana. The rains had just started so the elephants had moved out, but they moved back the next day. We got to see a Serval twice, but no other cats. Good birds.

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Honeymoon - the Storks
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Excellent
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Great Safari at Linyanti

The guides at Linyanti were excellent. They were very knowledgeable and really enthusiastic to search out the game. The game at Linyanti is harder to spot and takes more patience (compared with somewhere like Shinde where we went next), however the ability to source the lion and also the lionness eating her buffalo kill was purely down to the expert skills of our guides, as opposed to using the radio.

The managers (inlcuding the new managers) were equally friendly and keen to hear about your game drives when you returned. Before the holiday we were concerned about what food might be provided on safari - we need not have worried at all - the food at Linyanti was lovely and lots of it!

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Mrs R - Sandy
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Linyanti Camp

Staff very friendly and a genuine welcome (cold wet face towels very nice to arrive to after each game drive!), food very good, guides very knowledgable. Tents and beds very comfy, lovely duvets for when it got chilly at night.

Amazing setting and wonderful bird sightings. Enjoyed seeing many species (lots of elephants- 60+, zebra, giraffe, kudu, impala, buffalo 300+, african wildcat, baboon, warthog) including a rare sighting of an aardvark on a night drive. Tracks are very bumpy so worth knowing if you do suffer from a dodgy back.

All in all a wonderful spot, Mopane woodlands reminded me of beech woods -very beautiful.

Small no. of other guests made it a very personal stay.

It would be a good idea to give prospective guests an idea of how far it is from the nearest airstrip ie about 1.5 hours. If I had been travelling there direct from UK that same day it would have been really tiring as it was a bumpy drive. Just travelling that day from J'burg after 2 planes trips already was quite enough!

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Mr K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Wind, dust and Ash

I found the staff to be extremely friendly and it was a very intimate place, which made you feel wanted. The guides were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and willing to assist (in particular with good photographic opportunities and always finding the best position to take a shot).

as you will see from the the title it was matters outside of the control of the camp. There had been a large bush fire on the marsh 3 weeks early and the ash/dust was whipped into a three day storm - not pleasant but still and experience in it's own right. I would reccommend this camp to others but if i was personally returning it would be in April - June rather thaN August - October.

The proximity to Chobe NP make it a great location for visitis into the park to see something different - we were fortunate enough to find two male lions on an elephant kill they had made a matter of hours earlier.

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