Camp Linyanti is a paradise to the adventurous and nature loving soul. Tucked away in the north western corner of Chobe National Park, in an area that is both remote and unspoilt, where the waterways and lagoons of the Linyanti floodplains linger and tall ancient trees cover the land, sits Camp Linyanti.
The Linyanti region is recognised as one of the best game viewing locations in Botswana because of its marshlands that attract a variety of both terrestrial and aquatic animals. Boasting a variety of wildlife including, large herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, and of course many predators, the Linyanti is a wildlife haven. Camp Linyanti offers the ultimate bush experience; raw and authentic in every way.
Twice daily game drives through the forest and along the waterways yield a marvelous array and variety of wildlife, with traditionally dry-land and wet-land species seen.
The vehicles are open to facilitate game-viewing and photography, and knowledgable guides share with guests the beauty and diversity of Linyanti’s natural wonders.
Camp Linyanti also has a 6m Swamp Cruiser. This boat, fully kitted out for guests’ comfort, has two engines – a powerful 4-stroke outboard motor, and a quiet electric motor for moving silently through the fringes of the Linyanti lagoon and waterways.
Visit Camp Linyanti for a true experience of remote Botswana, hosted by passionate, knowledgeable guides. Camp Linyanti is located on the river-border between Botswana and Namibia. Peace and tranquility awaits you at this unique wilderness getaway.
Overlooking a large lagoon on the Linyanti floodplain with sweeping views towards Namibiaʼs Caprivi Strip.
The focus is on game drives along the floodplain in the dry months and around the many pans in the back-veld during the wet season.
Access is by air, about 50 minutes from Maun and 40 minutes from Kasane. A two hour gamedrive over the sandy terrain of the area will take guests to Camp Linyanti in the north western corner of the park where the Linyanti river meets the Chobe.
The main building has an intimate lounge, relaxing bar, and dining room. There is also a deck and boma for dining under the stars.
There are 5 individual canvas tents, elevated slightly from the ground with stairs leading onto private wooden decks, and up to the interior of these unique, circular tents.Twin or double beds accommodate 2 people per tent; however an extra bed can be brought in when a triple room is required. The canvas 'rondavels' house ensuite bathrooms and the classic outdoor shower, which opens up to the skies.
Children of all ages are welcome.
The Linyanti is famously known for its wild dog and lion populations. The area is famous for the Marsh lion pride who has family members that still roam through the area. Leopard, wild dog, and both brown and spotted hyena compete with lions for their prey. Cheetah can also be seen. The serval, and bat-eared fox fall into the small carnivore category at Camp Linyanti, but both can be seen on game drives. Some of Africa's largest mammals reside in the Linyanti swampland, including buffalo and hippo. Rare antelope species like puku, sable and roan dwell in the woodlands and come out of hiding to drink, while red lechwe and sitatunga love the water. One of the greatest wildlife spectacles is the migration of thousands of zebra from the Savuti in the south to the Linyanti in the north. After the summer rains (at which time they give birth to their young), the zebra migrate in mass to the permanent waters of the Linyanti. All year round the birdlife in the Linyanti is worth celebrating. Bird-lovers will delight in the variety of water birds that are present all year round, as well as the owl population. Special in the area is the beautiful narina trogan.
Camp Lintyanti has focused on their local community and sponsor two primary schools, Komana and Nxharaga, which are 33km outside of Maun. The schools are situated in one of Ngamiland's more remote village locations were poverty and lack of schooling is common. Many children walk long distances to school with no shoes or breakfast.
Both projects were launched in 2011. They began with a few basic classrooms that were without any educational resources. The teachers often struggled to make ends meet for the children and at times took it upon themselves to support the most desperate amongst them. Camp Linyanti started buying food for the children weekly and providing stationary supplies on a term basis.
Camp Linyanti continues to improve the conditions every year creating a brighter future and more opportunities for these children.
They have also built two community bridges that help to support better infrastructure and services for people during time of high water. Camp Linyanti also participate in local community activities like soccer to help keep susceptible youth away from drugs and alcohol.
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