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Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area
Kwando-Linyanti area

The Kwando-Linyanti - excellent for wildlife.

There is big game...

...as well as fantastic birdlife.

... the younger generation.

The river is great for activities like canoeing...

...and beautiful landscapes.

Kwando-Linyanti area

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The Kwando-Linyanti area is primarily dry; it's an excellent area for big game.
At its heart, Selinda is very open with small tree-islands standing amidst large dry plains.
... whilst leopards prefer the deep shade of patches of riparian forests.
...and created a flow in the Selinda Spillway - which has been dry for decades...
... and allowed Motswiri, in the far west of the Selinda Reserve, to start canoeing activities.
But most of the time the area is quite dry and perfect for safaris in open 4WD vehicles.
There is a high concentration of buffallo herds ...
... and breeding herds of elephants congregate in June-July, staying until December.
There are no fences in the Kwando-Linyati area and therefore the large herds move freely.
During the dry season the game is drawn down to just a few permanent waterways...
... whilst wild dogs often prefer to stay near their dens, hidden away in the undergrowth.
Some of the camps offer guided walking which can be fascinating, and a chance ...
... to see some of Botswana's smaller wildlife, such as the chameleon.
Sometimes you will catch a glimpse of tiny animals ...
... and sometimes you won't!
Because all of these areas are private reserves, you can enjoy night drives in open 4WD vehicles ...
... which give you the opportunity to observe the nocturnal species too.
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The Kwando-Linyanti area is primarily dry; it's an excellent area for big game.
The Kwando-Linyanti area is primarily dry; it's an excellent area for big game.
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At its heart, Selinda is very open with small tree-islands standing amidst large dry plains.
At its heart, Selinda is very open with small tree-islands standing amidst large dry plains.
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... whilst leopards prefer the deep shade of patches of riparian forests.
... whilst leopards prefer the deep shade of patches of riparian forests.
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...and created a flow in the Selinda Spillway - which has been dry for decades...
...and created a flow in the Selinda Spillway - which has been dry for decades...
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... and allowed Motswiri, in the far west of the Selinda Reserve, to start canoeing activities.
... and allowed Motswiri, in the far west of the Selinda Reserve, to start canoeing activities.
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But most of the time the area is quite dry and perfect for safaris in open 4WD vehicles.
But most of the time the area is quite dry and perfect for safaris in open 4WD vehicles.
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There is a high concentration of buffallo herds ...
There is a high concentration of buffallo herds ...
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... and breeding herds of elephants congregate in June-July, staying until December.
... and breeding herds of elephants congregate in June-July, staying until December.
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There are no fences in the Kwando-Linyati area and therefore the large herds move freely.
There are no fences in the Kwando-Linyati area and therefore the large herds move freely.
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During the dry season the game is drawn down to just a few permanent waterways...
During the dry season the game is drawn down to just a few permanent waterways...
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... whilst wild dogs often prefer to stay near their dens, hidden away in the undergrowth.
... whilst wild dogs often prefer to stay near their dens, hidden away in the undergrowth.
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Some of the camps offer guided walking which can be fascinating, and a chance ...
Some of the camps offer guided walking which can be fascinating, and a chance ...
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... to see some of Botswana's smaller wildlife, such as the chameleon.
... to see some of Botswana's smaller wildlife, such as the chameleon.
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Sometimes you will catch a glimpse of tiny animals ...
Sometimes you will catch a glimpse of tiny animals ...
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... and sometimes you won't!
... and sometimes you won't!
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Because all of these areas are private reserves, you can enjoy night drives in open 4WD vehicles ...
Because all of these areas are private reserves, you can enjoy night drives in open 4WD vehicles ...
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... which give you the opportunity to observe the nocturnal species too.
... which give you the opportunity to observe the nocturnal species too.
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Safaris visiting Kwando-Linyanti

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Pangolin Safari

8 days • 3 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Three relaxed, local feeling camps in pristine settings – the Kwando Reserve and Okavango Delta. Guided by a driver and tracker at each, this a great trip for spotting Botswana’s top predators.

US$6,740 - US$12,200 per person

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Mopane Squirrel Safari

6 days • 2 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Visit two wildlife-rich private reserves in an exploration of the Okavango and Kwando regions. Sister camps Splash and Lagoon camp provide a range of immersive activities, and their long-stay discounts make for an excellent-value safari.

US$5,300 - US$9,430 per person

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Wild Dog Safari

13 days • 5 locations
KASANE AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

An in-depth discovery of northern Botswana’s wilderness, from Chobe and the private Kwando Reserve to the Moremi and iconic Okavango Delta with a great variety of activities and wildlife.

US$9,980 - US$18,060 per person

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Bushbuck Safari

8 days • 3 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Discover three of Botswana’s best game-viewing regions with stays in the private Linyanti, Chitabe and Vumbura reserves. Intimate, smart camps offer a range of activities by which to discover these stunningly varied habitats.

US$10,480 - US$24,320 per person

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Large-spotted Genet Safari

9 days • 3 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A luxury safari exploring the Okavango Delta and Linyanti–Savuti, two of the best wildlife viewing areas in Botswana, staying at three top camps renowned for their guiding for a first-class experience.

US$8,990 - US$18,960 per person

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Spotted-necked Otter Safari

6 days • 2 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Discover the heart of the Okavango Delta and diverse Linyanti, staying in two classic luxury canvas camps in private reserves this is a varied, wildlife-filled safari experience.

US$6,380 - US$12,730 per person

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Reedbuck Safari

8 days • 3 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Focussing on the Okavango Delta and combining the crème de la crème of Botswana’s camps – Zarafa, Vumbura Plains and Mombo – this is one of the finest safari experiences in Africa.

US$15,440 - US$30,950 per person

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Wildcat Safari

4 days • 2 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A short, high-quality safari staying at two lavish camps with excellent hospitality and guiding standards. The journey takes you from the wildlife-rich, lush Okavango Delta to dry open plains split by the meandering Selinda Spillway.

US$9,800 - US$15,340 per person

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Where to stay in Kwando-Linyanti

Our suggestions for safari camps in Kwando-Linyanti area


Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp

Within the vast Kwando Reserve, renowned for its wild dogs, Lagoon Camp offers excellent game viewing that focuses on predators.


95% (252 reviews)
Lebala Camp

Lebala Camp

With enthusiastic guides and trackers, Lebala – in a vast private reserve – is particularly well-placed for seeking wild dogs.


95% (188 reviews)
Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp

In an attractive area that is particularly rich in game between June and November, the luxurious Selinda Camp caters particularly well for photographers.


96% (67 reviews)
DumaTau Camp

DumaTau

DumaTau, in the private Linyanti Reserve, offers game drives, seasonal boat cruises and walks. Wildlife safaris here are quite seasonal, and are at their best during the height of the dry season, between June and October.


95% (48 reviews)
Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp

An increasingly rare find in Botswana, Linyanti Bush Camp blends relative simplicity with numerous activities and very good guiding.


90% (40 reviews)
Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

For years the Savuti Channel ran dry, but it's now flowing again and this newly refurbished, 7-room lodge has pride of place to witness the spectacle.


97% (25 reviews)
Selinda Explorers Camp

Selinda Explorers Camp

The luxurious, traditional tented Selinda Explorers Camp offers a mix of walking, canoeing and game drives led by really top notch guides in a game-rich area.


97% (22 reviews)
Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp

Zarafa is an exclusive camp overlooking the scenic Zibadianja Lagoon within the Selinda Reserve, a particularly game-rich area between June and early November.


100% (19 reviews)
Motswiri Camp

Motswiri Camp

Motswiri is a super little camp with just five tents, each overlooking the Selinda Spillway. Come especially for walking, birdwatching, canoeing and horseriding safaris.


99% (14 reviews)
Kings Pool

Kings Pool

King’s Pool is a top-end luxury safari camp with a price tag to match; the game viewing can be very good during the dry season.


78% (9 reviews)
Linyanti Ebony

Linyanti Ebony

Independently owned and run, the small Linyanti Ebony sits on the same site as Linyanti Bush Camp, with similarly high standards of guiding, and a strong emphasis on the wildlife experience.


100% (5 reviews)
Selinda Adventure Trail

Selinda Adventure Trail

The Selinda Adventure Trail offers a novel and tranquil way to travel through part of Botswana's pristine wilderness whilst staying in comfortable fly-camps and led by a knowledgeable guide.


100% (4 reviews)
Little Motswiri

Little Motswiri

A simple and remote satellite camp, Little Motswiri focuses on non-motorised activities, particularly walking and horseriding. It enables guests to explore 120,000 acres of private wilderness around the Selinda Spillway.


100% (1 review)
Footsteps across the Linyanti

Footsteps across Linyanti

Footsteps Across the Linyanti is the only true mobile walking safari we know of in Botswana. Explore a wild and remote wilderness on foot with a knowledgeable guide.


40% (1 review)
Okavango Explorers Camp

Okavango Explorers

The traditional, tented Okavango Explorers Camp offers a mix of walking, canoeing and game drives led by great guides in a wildlife-rich area.


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