Linyanti Wildlife Reserve
The Linyanti Concession which lies remotely in the extreme northern portion of the Delta, north of Savuti in a corner of Chobe National Park, is Botswana’s most underrated yet one of the most attractive reserves. Fed by the Kwando River, the Linyati Swamp is the heart of the reserve and attracts tens of thousands of elephant during the dry season. It supports an abundance of flora and fauna and is home to all of Africa’s ultimate predators, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah wild dog as well as giraffe, eland, sable, hippo, and other smaller species of animals.
This spectacular area encounters large heads of buffalo in the reserves dry season as well as sightings of unique wildlife species such as aardvark. Large herds of elephants can be viewed at the rivers and waterholes in the winter before they head south.
The Kwando and Linyati rivers are situated mid-way between the town of Kasane and the famous, Okavango Delta, northern Botswana. The Linyanti River, although smaller than the Okavango Delta, is similar to the Okavango Delta due to its papyrus-lined waterways, large reed banks and tall riverine forest. The river forms a swamp area which attracts many of Africa’s amazing animals.