Kwando Linyanti region in Botswana
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.
Accommodation in the Kwando-Linyanti-Selinda area