Three excellent private safari reserves clustered around the Kwando & Linyanti Rivers, and the nearby Selinda Spillway. It’s outside the Okavango Delta, but offers top-class safaris in big game country and some of Africa’s best bird-watching.
The Linyanti lies northeast of the Okavango Delta and northwest of the Savute marshes within Chobe National Park. The Linyanti region is, in essence, a mini “Okavango Delta” with a lot of big game. During the dry season this is, in fact, big elephant country with literally thousands in the region. The reserve is also home to many crocodile, hippo, sitatunga, lechwe, elephant, buffalo, lion and spotted hyena.
The Kwando and Linyanti Rivers form the region’s border with Namibia. The Kwando River flows southeast and then meets the end of the Great Rift Valley. This causes the river to flow northeast, and at this point its name changes to the Linyanti River and later to the Chobe River, which eventually meets the Zambezi River.
Within the Linyanti-Savute concession area you have an opportunity to spend many hours watching the elephant herds and the large variety of wildlife in and around the waters of the Linyanti River. Activities include day and night game drives, boat rides on the Linyanti River, and time in the game hides.