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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

Reviews of safaris to Kwando-Linyanti area

580 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Kwando-Linyanti.

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A & K
Cambridge

"Our Nov 2022 Okavango trip"

I visited Botswana between 14 Nov 2022 and 26 Nov 2022
"Given that we first booked this trip back in 2020, the fact that Expert Africa held our booking with the same three camps for the same period as the original booking was nothing less than exceptional customer service.

We are very grateful to both Expert Africa and the three camps (Duba Explorers, Selinda Explores and Pelo Camp) for putting together a truly memorable experience.

Expert Africa staff have all been very responsive throughout - and anyone thinking of booking a safari in Botswana would be well advised to use their expertise on the country for doing so." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs V.
Leiden

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana between 10 Oct 2022 and 23 Oct 2022
"This was our fifth trip to Africa arranged by Expert Africa and, just like the previous trips, a big success.

The team members know our preferences and are able to suggest just the right areas and accommodations. The last minute changes we had were a bit of a gamble (probably for everyone) and although an upgrade, looking back not really our kind of camp. The helicopter rides however were a revelation and a fantastic experience.

The camps we spent the most time in (Footsteps and Linyanti Expeditions) we'd revisit in a heartbeat and are among the best places we ever stayed.

Botswana is not a cheap place to visit and our expectations were high, especially considering the fact we had to postpone this trip due to covid. We were never disappointed and, if anything, this trip was again a confirmation that southern Africa is so very beautiful and Expert Africa is the right company to help us enjoy it.

We're back next year." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Edinburgh

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana between 3 Oct 2022 and 31 Oct 2022
"This was a marvellous trip in every way, first booked nearly two years ago and postponed because of the pandemic.

We were so glad to be back in Southern Africa and on safari in Botswana again. We can't thank Lucy Copson enough for all she did to make it such a success. She was marvellous and it was so good of her to come and meet us at our hotel at Cape Town airport the evening before we set off on the safari.

This was the first time we had used the services of Expert Africa.

We very much hope to use them again and have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending them to others.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We can't think of any, it was all so good." Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr Rox
Cairns city

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 1 Oct 2022 and 16 Oct 2022
"The trip was amazing.

This is our second safari with Expert Africa and we will book again with you when we return.

Our experiences with Kwando Safaris have been outstanding, not only because of the quality of their concessions, but most especially because of their wonderful staff. The guides are fabulous and there is a real sense of teamwork and enjoyment at their lodges." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Anivers
New Hampshire

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 1 Oct 2022 and 14 Oct 2022
"The entire safari experience was excellent and we would recommend it to anyone who has an interest. The level of service throughout was superb and the access to animal life across a wide range of species was truly impressive. Each camp where we stayed treated us with great respect and delivered a five-star experience in a very rustic setting. It was extremely relaxing to be offline without access to our modern digital world for an extended period. We loved meeting with the other guests, and had many lovely interactions while dining on superb and varied meals - many of which were locally sourced. Bravo!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: One small suggestion regarding your trip planning materials - Americans like checklists rather than text. In future, you may want to consider breaking some of these materials down for ease of access.
In the scheme of things this is a very minor point - since we developed our own checklists using your text!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 7 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs E
Hereford

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana between 16 Sep 2022 and 28 Sep 2022
"For trips such as this I would not go with anyone else but Expert Africa.

The staff are knowledgeable and take care of all the arrangements. We know they can be relied upon to get it right. I have already recommended this company to several people who have asked about safari holidays." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Hampshire

"Finally we got to Botswana"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 12 Sep 2022 and 26 Sep 2022
"The (waterproof) ponchos with built in fleeces that all camps provided were excellent - saved bringing an extra layer.

We all used wooly hats and gloves first thing so thank you for the advice. The glass water bottles they provided were heavy and breakable so we did not use them. Laundry was efficient. Ridiculously small wash basins at Tau pan meant it was difficult to wash your "smalls". Expert Africa's beautiful travel wallet was left behind - with only 15 kgs allowed did not need another 250gms! All in all, a very special anniversary trip which was well planned and in the correct order.

Tau pan gave us a bottle of champagne and Splash organised a special last night anniversary dinner for the 4 of us and we made sure Moz, our guide, joined us too as we got on so well with him.
We enjoyed the singing and dancing at all the camps - many of the songs were directed at us personally.

We have now done many trips with Expert Africa, and come back to you because of your experience and knowledge of the countries and camps and advice on where to go next." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Trish & Peter
Nairn

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana between 7 Sep 2022 and 22 Sep 2022
"We would definitely recommend Expert Africa to our family and friends.

We have received personalise assistance and guidance throughout all aspects of our holiday. We cannot praise Maruska enough. She has been at the end of emails and phone calls ready to answer all questions and give us help. Thank you Maruska.

All the bookings and flights worked well and we cannot fault the organisation in any way.

The company website gave great information, helping us to make our choices of camps to our needs and the camps that we _booked_ lived up to expectations.

Well done Expert Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: Any suggestions have been made in our feedback on the camps.

There are certain camps that I would suggest for a longer stay of three nights. One being Dinaka but this might be dependent on what an individual was looking for. My suggestion is based on us being keen photographers.

It could also be noted that a bush walk at one camp could be quite different from another. Dinaka is our example in this as the walk is done by a Sen bushman. This had more appeal to us than the walks at other camps. So a ‘what to expect’ from this activity could be useful.

Noting the different types of vehicles in use is a minor point but useful. When we moved from Kwando camps to Ker Downey camps I failed to notice that the side of the truck (where you step in) had a lower opening. This meant that I did not have some items, including my feet, clear of the floor surface when we went through water meaning that my feet and the company blanket (which was hanging down over my legs) got soaked." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 12 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Good
J & J
York

"My Sep 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana between 2 Sep 2022 and 19 Sep 2022
"Overall an amazing holiday. The camps all exceeded expectations. We packed more than necessary as the laundry services were excellent. Great wildlife viewing in varied environments with knowledgeable guides" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 16 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs Z
Saratoga

"My Aug 2022 trip"

I visited Namibia and 3 other countries between 29 Aug 2022 and 27 Sep 2022
"We initially booked this trip with Expert Africa in late February/early March, 2020. Then Covid hit and the world went into lockdown. Maruska was our contact person from the start, making the reservations and setting up the itinerary for us.

We went through many ups and downs over the course of these two years, never sure if indeed the trip would materialize. Initially we postponed the September, 2020 trip to 2021, but it still did not seem wise to go then, so we postponed it to August/September, 2022. If we could have gotten most of our deposit returned, we would have cancelled the entire trip, with all of the continued worries and anxiety that Covid was inflicting on the world.

As Expert Africa has a firm policy of not returning deposits, we postponed the trip again to 2022. We are so glad we did! It all turned out fabulous, and thankfully, we remained healthy.

Throughout this long postponement, with the changes involved, Maruska was always exceedingly polite, understanding, and respectful of our worries and concerns. She did an extraordinary job arranging our trip, which involved four different countries, multiple flights, and many different camps.

The organization was outstanding and everything was seamless.

Truly incredible attention to detail. Thank you.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Can’t think of any." Read full review: 29 nights in Africa; 9 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
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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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