Sitting north of the Okavango, the land based safaris of the Linyanti are on a par with its more famous neighbour.
Lagoons and steadily flowing rivers with riverine forests of jackalberry and sausage trees lead to open grasslands and dry inland wooded areas which are regarded as prime Big Game viewing areas.
Large predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas as well as large herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra, red lechwe and sable, roan and aquatic sitatunga antelopes have made the area their home. Serval and bat-eared foxes are also to be found, and there is an abundant variety of birdlife giving rise to a magnificent dawn chorus.
The private reserves of the area help to protect and conserve the wildlife ‘corridor’ between the Okavango and the Linyanti river systems.
When to go
June through to October are the best game viewing months as the climate is very dry and the water begins to recede, making the animals congregate in smaller areas. It can be quite hot in October though.
What to do
- Game drives
- Boat trips
- Bush walks