The Kwando-Linyanti area is located north of the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve, bordering Chobe National Park on its eastern side. The permanently water-bearing river systems from Kwando and Linyanti with the surrounding forests offer outstanding natural areas for African wild animals. There are four concessions in this area: Kwando, Selinda, Linyanti and the Chobe Enclave. Tourism here is individual, exclusive and rather expensive.
The area is characterized by the river Kwando, which flows north from Angola and Namibia coming into the Linyanti wetland. After that the river meanders in eastern direction and is now called Linyanti. After it reached the temporary Lake Liambezi, the river is called Chobe and flows further east through the Chobe National Park and finally into the Zambezi at Kasane.
Natural areas of the Kwando Linyanti region
Depending on which concession you are visiting, the area is very diverse and consists of rivers, floodplains, swamps, open grasslands covered with small tree colonies and palm groves, and sparse or dense mopane forests.
Wildlife in the Kwando Linyanti region
There are no fences in the four private concessions of the Kwando-Linyanti region, so animals can ram freely and undisturbed. Especially in the hot dry season, of course, many elephants and buffaloes come to the permanently water-bearing rivers. Wildebeest, kudus, zebras, tsessebes, giraffes and many other herbivores prefer the forest areas or open grassland areas.
The Kwando-Linyanti region is also known for an abundance of predators. In addition to the many lions, sightings of leopard and cheetah are not uncommon. Even the critically endangered African wild dog lives here in several packs and can be observed hunting.
Camp Linyanti is a rustic, eco-friendly Safari camp situated on the Linyanti lagoon. The rivers Chobe and Kwando unite here and create a secret wildlife paradise. Camp Linyanti offers guests an intimate Safari experience with only five basic meru-style Safari tents which are built on elevated decks and have a private bathroom as well as an outside showers.
DumaTau Camp is a luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve bordering the famous Chobe National Park. The camp offers accommodation in ten luxury tents (including two family tents). DumaTau Camp’s main area comprises a lounge area and a pool.
The Kings Pool Camp is an exclusive camp in the Linyanti Wildife Reserve offering accommodation in nine luxury tents with large bedroom area and lounge, private veranda and own plunge pool. The camp overlooks the Kings Pool Lagoon bordering the famous Chobe National Park.
The exclusive Lagoon Camp which is set on a channel of the Kwando River in Northern Botswana offers accommodation in 8 en-suite tents each with private deck, living area, bath and outside shower. The camp includes a bar and sitting area, outdoor deck with a swing and cozy dining area.
Lebala Camp is a luxury camp set picturesquely in the open plains of the Linyanti Marshes. The camp offers 8 en-suite tents all with bath and outside showers, a lounge and a large swimming pool. Lebala camp is famous for its high concentrations of elephants and its predators, including a large wild dogs populations.
Linyanti Tented Camp is an adventure camp in the wildlife-rich Linyanti Concession. It offers a very private experience ideal for families or small groups. The camp comprises four large en-suite tents built and furnished in the style of the early explorers.
Raw Botswana, formerly known as Motswiri Camp, is a camp situated on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in the northern part of the Okavango Delta. The camp operates exclusively on almost 50.000 hectares situated in the Selinda concession.