When you’ve been to the top-rated safari hotspots and fallen in love with Africa hook, line, and sinker, you begin to search for the hidden gems. The locations that are more remote, more raw, and more wild are found in Botswana’s swampland paradise just north-west of Chobe. Read what 2 bloggers had to say about Camp Linyanti in the remote and untamed Linyanti marshlands:
Chobe is fondly referred to as the ‘Land of Giants’ because of its abundance of elephant herds, which is one the highest concentrations of game in Africa. It has a diverse habitat comprising savannah, grasslands and the lush floodplains and marsh areas that form part of the Chobe River. Drive down any road in the Chobe region and you’re bound to spot elephants grazing on the grass embankments.
During November, zebras foal in the Savuti and migrate to Linyanti between February and April. Witnessing a wildlife migration is always a highlight of any safari and this is a major attraction in the area. The Linyanti is a remote, off-the-beaten track wetland oasis ideal for wildlife enthusiasts wanting a remote safari experience. The Linyanti is fed by the flooded Chobe and Kwando rivers and is nestled in the north-west corner of the Chobe National Park.
In conjunction with offering the standard game drives, Camp Linyanti also offers daily boating activities on a fully-kitted boat ideal for navigating the unexplored channels teeming with hippo and crocodile.
Views at this camp are awe-inspiring. Dotted in the distance is Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and vistas of the Linyanti lagoon stretch on for miles into the horizon. Here you will find high concentration of elephant, zebra, giraffe, antelope and a variety of mammals.
Camp Linyanti comprises five elevated, ensuite rondavel-style tents – the perfect balance between comfortable and luxury. In true safari style, there are outdoor showers, wooden platforms and plenty of game viewing areas.
Secluded and off the tourist path, Camp Linyati is just you, the views and the wildlife. What more could you want?
By Carolynne Higgins (read the full article here: Top 5 Places for an Authentic Botswana Safari)
In this fairy-tale part of the Chobe National Park, families can be accommodated in true camping style. Separate tents, amongst the trees, provide tranquil viewpoints from which to sit back and absorb the activity that unfolds as if you weren’t there at all.
A famed location for elephants is the Linyanti region of Chobe. The river – another permanent water source quenching the thirst of an overabundance of wildlife in winter – is the lifeblood of this uncrowded reserve. Namibia’s Caprivi Strip (recently renamed Zambezi Region) is visible on the far horizon, with little but the great lumbering forms of elephants to interrupt it. A tented paradise cosies up on the Linyanti lagoon, a secluded destination for only 10 people at a time.
The 5 uniquely rounded canvas tents have private decks and open-air ensuite showers, while one exceptional little piece of heaven is reserved for honeymooners. All the surrounding water means that the camp is located in a wildlife hotspot, while game drives are often by boat; however, Camp Linyanti has recently opened never before seen game drive routes, exploring even more of this hidden joy.
By Chloe Cooper (read the full article here: Discover Botswana’s Hidden Secrets)
Watch this short video summarising the Camp Linyanti experience.