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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

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

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Ms S.
Germany

"Absolutely awesome experience"

I visited Botswana between 7 Jun 2024 and 17 Jun 2024
"We absolutely loved our Botswana safari. The organization was flawless and everything went smoothly and without a glitch.

The combination of the 4 camps worked to make it possible to see everything we'd hoped to see, with each giving us unique and wonderful moments. We really appreciated the trackers at the Kwando camps.

Our guides at Lagoon (Spencer/Gee) and Camp Kalahari (KG) were great, very dedicated. We could tell that for them, guiding and wildlife sightings were a passion, not just a job. As photographers themselves, both Spencer and KG knew how to position the vehicled perfectly, too.

Our guide/tracker team at Lebala (Thabo/KB) were very good, but needed a bit of prodding before they gave us their best effort - but boy, did they come through with the leopard!

We were least impressed with Rogers/Chris at Kwara. Instead of really tracking predators on their own, they took us on 'scenic' drives, showing us the animals that happend to cross our path. Rogers also managed to get us stuck in sand on our first night drive on the way back to camp. After unsuccessfully trying for at least 30 minutes, he had to call the camp for help and we had to be towed out. However, once sightings were called in by other guides, he turned into a combination race driver/hunter and managed to get us to sightings of lions, a cheetah and best of all, Wild dogs - once tracking a pack of three through dense bush and the same evening, a pack of 3 feeding just before the light went.

The helicopter transfers were comfortable and very enjoyable, done in helicopters that seated just 4 including the pilot. Interesting fact: Since there was no room for our luggage, our bags got their own helicopter flights! As soon as we were dropped of at the camps, the pilots flew back, picked up the bags and brought them to us.

We were also very, very glad we had private vehicles for all our game drives, as it allowed my Mum to sit up front in the passenger seat and my Dad in the 1st row." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H-K
England

"My Jun 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 3 Jun 2024 and 14 Jun 2024
"Magic.

Thank you so much also for helping deal with the bag panic at the start of the trip, we don't know who was ultimately responsible for getting it to us but thank you to the Expert Africa team, Maggie at Natural Selection in Maun, and Noli and Teo at Camp Kalahari.

Special poo poo to British Airways for landing us 2 hours late and causing the mess in the first place." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 9 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs O
Somerset

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana between 22 May 2024 and 5 Jun 2024
"Our trip was everything we hoped for and more. Of course it would have been nice if there had more water in the Delta but that it an acceptable risk. We enjoyed the smaller camps and were particularly impressed by Great Plains and their attention to detail.
In our feedback form in Footsteps we did say to Ker &Downey that they should invest in more modern vehicles particularly since they had that long journey to and from the airstrip and water based activities.
The game everywhere exceeded our expectations, the guiding was really excellent and all the staff throughout the trip were welcoming,kind and thoughtful. We would not hesitate to recommend Botswana as a brilliant safari destination." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
K & N Adventures
FL

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana between 20 May 2024 and 5 Jun 2024
"Can't wait to do this journey again and look foward to trying other Wilderness camps such as Vumbra.

Maruska did a wonderful job working on our scheduling and keeping in touch throughout the process.
I am very happy to recommend her and Expert Africa to anyone who asks." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr Paul
Doha

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Botswana between 20 May 2024 and 5 Jun 2024
"This trip was one of the best of my twelve safaris in eleven years.

GP have some fabulous camps in great locations with expert staff and excellent food and guiding." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 15 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
PA

"Botswana Magic 5/24"

I visited Botswana between 15 May 2024 and 26 May 2024
"Although we ended up staying at camps we had been before - one by choice, Chitabe Lebida - and the other because Sabe closed down and we ended up a Duma Tau, it was a perfect plant\ in terms of changes in habitat followed by a complete change at San Camp.

Our entire experience including transitions was seamless. The trip was magical and a great family experience.

Maruska did a great job.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I can't think of a thing." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
cyk
London

"May 2024 trip to Botswana and South Africa"

I visited Botswana and 3 other countries between 11 May 2024 and 3 Jun 2024
"This was the BEST trip of our lives.

It was everything we had hoped for and more. So many memories and new experiences.

Maruska met and exceeded our brief, and we can't thank her enough for her time, suggestions and recommendations." Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Ms B
Florida, US

"Our seventh trip to Africa"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 27 Apr 2024 and 25 May 2024
"This was our seventh trip to Africa since 2016, which we decided to split between Zimbabwe and Botswana. Some of our friends have asked us whether we haven’t seen enough of Africa by now. I’m fully aware of the fact that there are countries in Africa that aren’t safe and better avoided, but our answer would be: no, we haven’t. As strange as it may sound, visiting Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya has always felt to us like coming home. And this is due not just to the charismatic megafauna that can be experienced here, but to the people living here. In our seven trips we have spent more than half a year in Africa, and we have only experienced a healthy curiosity, kindness and open-mindedness.

That said, as outlined above in the detailed comments on individual camps, this trip wasn’t short on highlights in terms of wildlife sightings, but I would like to add a few general remarks.

Shortly before our trip, President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe declared a national desaster because of the drought experienced in the previous rainy season. Considering that Zimbabwe has a government with a questionable reputation and a poor economy, we were a bit apprehensive about coming here. But our worries were unfounded. Granted, en route to our first camp, we drove through villages with hundreds of people gathering around big bags of cornmeal donated by the UN. We were told that if this country would be run by a decent and effective government, this desperate step wouldn’t have been necessary.

Given these rather bleak economic circumstances it is all the more astounding that whoever we met along the way was kind-hearted and of good spirits.

Shortly before our trip, Botswana’s president Masisi jokingly threatened to send 10,000 elephants to London’s Hyde Park and 20,000 elephants to Germany, because allegedly, they have too many of them. Without question, there is evidence for human-elephant conflict, but I doubt whether the solution is to allow trophy hunting (Botswana re-introduced trophy hunting in 2019 after a five-year ban).

When I raised this subject in Zimbabwe, everybody had an opinion on this controversial topic, whereas in Botswana, they would rather not talk about it.


Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I have nothing but praise for all the freely given advice before the trip and the organization of the trips themselves." Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs M & Mr D
Germany

"My Nov 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 29 Nov 2023 and 7 Dec 2023
"Perfect in every way, and this from the moment we started planning with Lucy.

The people behind Expert Africa really understand their business. We are therefore already looking forward our next trip.


Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, as the commitment and support from Lucy and Expert Africa was outstanding" Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Miss K
Kent

"My Nov 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 14 Nov 2023 and 25 Nov 2023
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% (267 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% (197 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% (52 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)
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.


98% (29 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)
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)
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)
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.


90% (2 reviews)
Little DumaTau

Little DumaTau

Small and sophisticated, Little DumaTau lies adjacent to its larger sibling in the private Linyanti Reserve, overlooking a beautiful lagoon.


100% (2 reviews)
Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Tip-top guiding. In tune with the habitat. Down-to-earth, authentic camp comfort. A place of wilderness safari harmony.


100% (2 reviews)

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