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Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp

The Linyanti marshes are one of the most attractive areas in the Botwana’s Chobe region and are home to an excellent diversity of wildlife year round since they are the only source of water during the drier months. The area’s relative remoteness and abundant wildlife makes it a favored safari destination and one of the most sought after regions in northern Botswana.

Known for the populations of elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers during the dry season (May to October), the area also attracts a variety of plains game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, sable, roan, red lechwe , and the rare and elusive Sitatunga antelope. Hippo and crocodile can be found in the marshes, and nocturnal creatures such as aardvark, civet, and leopard are prevalent at night. Major predators in the area include lion, hyena, wild dog, cheetah, and leopard. Birdwatching in this region is particularly excellent.

Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate camp in the traditional style of early explorer camps. It overlooks the Linyanti marshes and stands side by side with its sister camp, Linyanti Ebony. The camp’s tented rooms are built on concrete foundations and have sandy porches. The rooms are neutrally decorated and have sisal-mat flooring and polished wooden furniture. A writing desk, comfortable sofa, and sleigh-style bed with duvets and crisp linen complete the comfort. En-suite bathrooms have a shower, hot and cold water, and a flush toilet.

The main lodge area is a large open-sided canvas tent that is raised on wooden decking and encompasses a dining area, a small library, a bar, and a lounge with comfortable sofas. The deck gives a full view of the Linyanti floodplains where large herds of elephant and buffalo move freely. There is also a small splash pool. Occasionally, elephant and other animals wander through the camp.

As with other bush camps, the day’s activities determine the time and make-up of the meals. The day usually starts with an early light breakfast, followed by a more substantial brunch and light lunch. Afternoon tea is served before the afternoon/evening drive, and a delicious three-course dinner is standard.

Professionally-guided, 4x4 game drives are the primary activity. Night drives are also allowed. More unique activities include walking safaris, off-road driving, and cruises through the marshes in fiberglass canoes.

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