Linyanti Bush Camp

Reviews of Linyanti Bush Camp

Good(89%) From 38 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 38 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.
Miss A. from Pulborough
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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First lodge in Botswana

We were in Linyanti camp not Linyanti Ebony.
We were very well welcomed and accommodated by the staff at all levels a really good start to our camp experience.

This was a lovely friendly simple camp, just what we had asked for, the food was simple well prepared and presented, which met our needs very well. Hot water flask in our room was great, again just as we requested as was the location nearest to the main lodge, thank you.

The journey to the lodge started for us at 10.30am from Victoria Falls via Kasane and then a flight followed by a 2 hour+ safari, type journey in a safari vehicle, arriving at Linyanti at just after 3pm, having had no opportunity to eat since breakfast at 8am, we would have appreciated a warning about this and could then have made provision. We were then expected to have high tea and go straight out on a drive, all too much we needed to get into our luggage wash and change shoes etc. Additionally we learnt that the journey from the airstrip was actually only 1 hour, the safari element increasing the time taken, in the hottest time of the day, We felt that the food and time element needed discussion and adjustment at the time of booking. The staff at Linyanti were very keen to give us our "money's worth!" and found it hard to understand that we needed time and we eventually negotiated a safari delayed until 5pm, unnecessary hassle really.

Baboons are very active here, so care needed to keep items in drawers or closed bags etc.

It was a thrill to be sitting on the veranda and find an elephant's trunk pop around the corner as some 12 mothers and babies cut through to the river.

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Mr G from Canada
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Linyanti

Attentive staff. Good meals & wine. The cleanliness of the camp was not as good as the others. Walking safaris not as readily available as other camps.
And, it seemed strange to hear that another group had the same experience as us during our Mokoro sundowner. While having our drinks, we were asked to move away from the sight as elephant we’re approaching. The group the previous day had the same ‘excitement’

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Maureen from Seattle
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Disappointing eperience at LInyanti Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp is disadvantaged by its terrain. While the marsh is lush, you can't go in it and so can view animals only at a distance or if you happen upon them heading into the marsh. The rest of the habitat is largely Mopani trees chomped down by elephants. So the habitat is not scenic and often obstructs clear views of wild life.

There are lots of elephants best viewed while heading in and out of the marsh. There are zebras, giraffes and a variety of antelopes and birds, however, the views were often obstructed by the scrub habitat. Amazingly, we saw a leopard on a night drive. What a treat! Our guide, Joe, was very knowledgeable and engaging. At our request, he brought us to the Savute section of Chobe a few hours away. We saw many elephants very close-up, a large pride of lions and two cheetah brothers napping during the day.

The accommodations at Linyanti were disappointing and in need of upgrade. When we were brought to our tent we were told not to leave any of our belongs out because baboons had learned to open the velco sealed screened windows. So we never unpacked while there. The floor boards were open to the ground so anything that could fit through the half inch gaps had free access to our accommodation. We found a scorpion on the ceiling the first night. There were also many mosquitos in the main lodge which annoyed guests during the dinner meal.

The food was very good. And one evening we had a special dinner celebration with dancing that was outstanding.

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Mr T & Ms K from NL
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

Fantastic place with marvelous staff.

One of those places where you feel at ease and comfortable from the start, and where the staff is only concerned with the guest's well-being in a very hospitable, down-to-earth way.

Staying there felt a bit like being part of a family, it was a pity to leave.

Would recommend anyone that wants to visit riverfront scenery this place.

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Mrs P from Horsham
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

I thought the accommodation was a little more basic than I expected. We fed back our comments to the camp.

However we enjoyed our visit, despite the drought, and we thought our gude was very good. We also thought that it was a long distance from the airstrip and we would have preferred somewhere relatively close to an airstrip.

However we did feel we were right out in the bush far from anywhere. Because there was little water so we couldn't get out on the boats, they paid for us to have a 30 minute helicoptor flight which was fantastic and we couldn't believe the number of elephants we saw.

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Dr S & Mr B from USA
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

The staff here was unbelievable. While I did not think the location was as good as Kwara, the genuine enthusiasm of the staff for the work they were doing was so wonderful. We were serenaded at night with beautiful voices and welcomed to join in song and dance. The manager clearly knows what he is doing and respects and values those who work with him.

The food was very good as well. The safaris were excellent and the guide was wonderful. The marsh made game viewing a little constricted in area because the animals all congregated in one area, but there were lots of animals near the water. The sunsets were gorgeous. Sitting on the veranda watching the elephants was beautiful.

The surprise helicopter ride was so exciting. Having the perspective of the delta and wildlife from the air was special.

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Mr & Mrs B from Woking
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Boyds at Linyanti

Very skilled and friendly guides, excellent food, perfect location. Hundreds of elephants!

Our very first experience of wild Africa, and it didn't disappoint at all. Guides were very respectful of the animals, but still allowed us to get really close and have excellent views. Lots of wildlife. And an unexpected helicopter trip which was fantastic.

Would highly recommend to friends.

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Mr & Mrs M from Warwick
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Linyanti Bush Camp review

Saw pretty much everything we had hoped for, with some particularly memorable lion and wild dog experiences. Excellent location.

Guide Foster excellent, with good sense of humour! Other staff friendly and helpful.

Comfortable accomodation but felt site lacked management "eye" - e.g. towels not replaced at pool; decision making a bit casual. However, new managers have been appointed.

We had a great view, but despite description, not all tents do.

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Mr & Mrs E from Oxon
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Linyanti Bush Camp Review

The camp is in a wonderful position overlooking Linyanti Marsh and the tents were luxurious, including a bath with gold fittings outside the tent (but we did stick to the showers inside!).

The transfer from the airstrip to the camp was like a game drive with sightings of elephant, giraffe, wart hog, kudu, impala, fish eagle and harrier hawk. First day then included kudu grazing very close to the tent and baboons playing in the tree above us (and giving us an early wake-up call!). As we had come to expect from previous lodges, we were given a very friendly welcome by Oliver and the staff and the food was exceptionally good.

Our guide, Wina was in every way superb. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we got to know him very well during our 3 days there and were sad to say goodbye. Countless highlights: several close sightings of lion, including a large pride with cubs feeding from an elephant carcass - day and night time; coming across a female leopard that had just killed an impala and watched as it dragged the carcass across a stream to feed her young in the reeds(?); magical boat trip that ended listening to the sounds of the african evening (including the tinkling of bell frogs) with a beautiful sunset on 1 side and full moon reflected in the water on the other; drink stop under a tree usually used by elephants who came to check us out; good sightings of wild dog, roan antelope, banded, dwarf and slender mongoose, hoopoe etc etc. Unforgetable!

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Mr & Mrs O from Atlanta
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Linyanti Bush Camp

Ollie and Kirsten (or was it Kristen? Never was quite sure of her name) had only been here for a few months and lacked the ease we experienced at the other camps although they were quite welcoming. I'm sure that will come with time.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and our guide Esse did a great job finding the animals we were most interested in and told us a lot about their habits and behavior.

One thing I'd like to note, the use of electric lights in the main area attracted quite a few bugs during our first dinner. A generator problem caused our second dinner to be by lantern and candle light and that was much less buggy and more enjoyable.

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