Selinda and Linyanti

The Selinda occupies 320,000 acres in northern Botswana and is nourished by the Selinda Spillway, a channel that is fed by both the pristine waters of the Okavango Delta to the south and the Linyanti floodplains to the west.

This exclusive area is home to a mere handful of safari lodges and camps, offering some of the most intimate wildlife encounters on the planet. It is also a refuge for the highly endangered African Wild Dog.

The Linyanti encompasses 299,000 acres, sharing a border with the famous Chobe National Park. Most of the properties in this concession are close to lagoons or floodplains, allowing guests to participate in both land and water-based activities from conventional game drives in 4WD vehicles to canoeing. Again, the low density of visitors ensures that any safari here is a personalised experience.

These two regions are best combined with a foray into the Kalahari Desert down south, whose ancient salt pans and immense sandy expanses provide stark contrast to the Selinda and Linyanti’s watery wildernesses.

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Selinda and Linyanti Highlights

  • Two exclusive concessions between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park
  • Famous for incredible wildlife especially large predators
  • A refuge for the highly endangered African Wild Dog
  • An extraordinary diversity of habitats from floodplain to forest
  • Incredibly personalised safari experiences with absolutely no crowds

When To Go

Given the high densities of game that inhabit this region permanently, a safari into the Selinda or Linyanti is a memorable experience any time of year. As with most parts of southern Africa, animals are most concentrated around waterholes in the dry season (May to September) when water is scarce whilst birdlife is at its best in the green season (November to April).

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Linyanti and Selinda Accommodation

The following are some of the tented camps that we recommend in the Linyanti and Selinda regions. For information on additional accommodation not featured, please contact us.

DumaTau Camp

Luxurious DumaTau Camp sits on the banks of a scenic lagoon, which forms part of an important elephant corridor in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.

Kings Pool Camp

Named after Scandinavian royalty, Kings Pool Camp sits by a lagoon in the elephant-rich Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, which borders Chobe National Park.

Linyanti Bush Camp

Luxurious Linyanti Bush Camp offers a perfect setting for an authentic and wild safari experience at the edge of Botswana's Linyanti marshes, whose waters sustain a huge variety of game and

Savuti Camp

Set alongside the ephemeral Savute Channel, Savuti Camp is located in a privileged wildlife area, best known for its plentiful predators including lion and African wild dog.

Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp is located in the breathtakingly unspoilt Selinda Reserve, home to some of Africa’s largest herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as rare African wild dog.

Selinda Explorers Camp

Set on a particularly secluded stretch of the Selinda Spillway, Selinda Explorers Camp caters for just eight guests in custom-made tents, decorated in romantic early explorer style.

Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites

Experience Botswana’s wilderness without compromising at all on comfort at Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites, located by the edge of the Zibadianja Lagoon, which feeds the Savute Channel.

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Botswana Sample Itineraries

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro trips.

When is the best time to see Animals in Botswana?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

What can I combine Botswana with?
Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

How to get to Botswana?
The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

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