Hidden away between Chobe National Park and the Okavango waterways, the Linyanti Wetlands is one of Southern Africa's most exceptional and exclusive safari destinations. We love the beauty and diversity it offers, in terms of the wildlife, landscapes, and different safari activities. And we're always captivated by how the camps offer an authentic safari-under-canvas feel while maintaining the sense of luxury.
What will you find in the Linyanti Wetlands?
Linyanyti is at a scenic crossroads, blending the thick woodland of Chobe with the sweeping swampy floodplains of the Okavango. Thousands of elephants rumble through the trees while vast herds of red lechwe and sable antelope are scattered across the plains. This is a destination that keeps all your senses tuned in and you regularly hear hippos and lions from the camp, their throaty calls breaking an atmosphere of serenity.
We've found that a Linyanti safari isn't just about seeing the animals, it's about admiring them from many different angles. Cruise in a traditional mokoro canoe or in a motorboat, game drive during the day or night, take a walking safari with bushman guides, or watch it all from the camp.
Linyanti Wetlands is a beautifully diverse area.
On every Linyanti safari you visit a clash of habitats, essentially exploring many different landscapes in one destination. Diverse habitats bring unusual wildlife and you can't take many stranger photos than the long-necked sitatunga antelope. Predators are abound and we've enjoyed some stunning moments tracking leopards and cheetahs across the wetlands. Adding further inimitability are the packs of endangered wild dogs, their ferocious intensity a thrilling sight.
Enjoy a luxurious yet rustic experience.
Linyanti is remote and most visitors arrive on a fly-in safari. These wetlands are privately managed and each camp has its own exclusive concession. You get to enjoy an authentic out-in-the-bush experience, with wildlife wandering past the spacious tents and a wild soundtrack perforating the night's sky. Yet the camps provide a remarkably high level of service and comfort deep in the wild.
The Linyanti Wetlands are one of Southern Africa's more expensive destinations, but we think the quality of the experience more than justifies the price tag, especially in terms of combining luxury with a very authentic wildlife experience. With very few other visitors around, there's a wonderful sense of a wildlife world becoming your own private playground.