The Linyanti area lies to the north-east of the Okavango Delta were the Kwando and Linyanti rivers meet at right angles, forming a swamp area within this triangle. The area is made up of the Kwando, Selinda and Linyanti private reserves which together make up possibly the best game viewing area in Botswana and one of the top safari destinations in Africa.
The area’s relative remoteness makes it a favoured safari destination of ours. The wildlife in the Linyanti area is spectacular and the region is famous for its enormous herds of elephant and buffalo which move down to the Linyanti area at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the summer rains arrive in November.
The Linyanti is also known as one of the best wild dog areas in Africa. The dogs start denning anytime from June onwards after which they can usually be found with relative ease for 3-4 months afterwards as they hunt from their den. An abundance of cat species also frequent this area and the birdlife is rich with the best birding months being between October and January.
The best time to visit this area is most definitely the dry season with a large amount of game being drawn to the permanent waters created by the Linyanti and Kwando Riversand the Selinda Slipway. The overall area covered by these three reserves is larger than the Moremi Game Reserve, yet each of the three is very exclusive with the Linyanti having only three camps and the remaining two having only two camps each.