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Botswana » Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve consists of 125,000 hectares of pristine wildlife area. The reserve is bordered by the Linyanti River in the north and the Chobe National Park in the east. Across the Linyanti River northwards lies Namibia's Caprivi strip. Two thirds of the Savuti channel is situated within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.

This area is very different from the Okavango Delta and should be included in every Botswana safari itinerary so that travellers have a more complete and varied experience of Botswana's different wildlife areas. The Linyanti is enormous and in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Botswana.

The Linyanti region in the dry season (June through October) see much of Chobe's wildlife, and huge concentrations of migratory species such as Zebra and Elephant can be seen. The Linyanti area is also renowned for its predators, particularly lions and hyenas. The Linyanti has a wonderful diversity of habitat that makes it a haven for wildlife. There are open grasslands and waterholes along the Savuti channel and along the Linyanti river. Inland are spectacular mature woodlands - towering mopane and leadwood forests which is where one will find the massive herds of elephant in the winter months.

The Linyanti region is one of the least visited and most pristine corners of Botswana and the concession owners intend to keep it this way. The Linyanti region is shared between a very small number of private camps, ensuring that guests are able to view the abundant wildlife privately and exclusively.

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