• Safari Club - Linyanti

Botswana flag The Linyanti & Selinda Wildlife Areas in Botswana

Linyanti and Selinda are private reserves adjacent to the Chobe Game Reserve, renowned for their predators and large concentrations of game including huge elephant herds.

These areas include many varied habitats: marshes, waterways, riverine forests, dry woodlands and the world famous Savuti Channel.

The Savuti Channel is a “waterway” that connects the Linyanti River from Zibalianja Lagoon, with the Chobe National Park. Two thirds of the famous Savuti Channel is in these private reserves and guests are able to view abundant wildlife privately and exclusively. The Savuti has only ever flowed intermittently and periodically dries up, however at the time of writing the channel is flowing, attracting huge amounts of wildlife to the area.

Wildlife including all of Africa’s major predators is plentiful and varied and includes red lechwe, tsessebe, sable and roan antelope as well as lion, cheetah, leopard and wild dog. There are no rhino here at present but they will ...

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WHY VISIT The Linyanti & Selinda Wildlife Areas

  • Some of the most exciting and varied game viewing in Africa
  • One of the best places in Africa to see wild dog
  • Excellent sightings of the major predators
  • Good place to find rarer large antelope such as sable and roan
  • Huge elephant herds can be seen at certain times
  • Home to some of the best safari camps in Africa
  • High quality game viewing and guiding in an exclusive wilderness
  • Good value outside peak season months
  • Very different to the Okavango Delta so perfect to combine

ACCOMMODATION IN The Linyanti & Selinda Wildlife Areas

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.





Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Best of Botswana Parks with Victoria Falls option

12 days from £4430 to £6865 per person sharing

Botswana in Focus

9 days from £7810 to £11541 per person sharing

Botswana in the Secret Season

A flexible flying safari

12 days from £5057 (US$6322)

Northern Highlights (Classic)

Botswana and Victoria Falls

10 days from £4412 to £7591

Northern Highlights (Delux)

Botswana and Zimbabwe

10 days from £7580 to £12850

Wings across the Delta

Botswana + Victoria Falls option

10 days from £2565 to £4794


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PLACES TO GO IN The Linyanti & Selinda Wildlife Areas

These are private reserves and very exclusive, any of the camps here will provide an extraordinarily good wildlife experience. Be sure to include this region in your Botswana safari itinerary. Our expert consultants will be pleased to make recommendations based upon your needs so call us for a friendly chat.


The best time to visit Linyanti and Selinda is during the dry season between May and October but wildlife sightings are excellent all year round and other seasons can be much less expensive.














The game viewing in the Selinda and Linyanti Reserves is excellent throughout the year. in common with other Botswana reserves the best game viewing occurs during the peak winter and early summer season months. At this time the bush is tinder dry and animals are attracted to permanent water holes and the Selinda Spillway and Savute Channel. During the dry season huge breeding herds of elephant can be seen in addition to the large bulls that are resident throughout the year.

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Although game viewing is excellent and some of the most varied in Botswana, during the wet summer months the thicker foliage and longer grass makes your guides work a little harder for the best sightings.

Attractive pricing makes this a worthwhile time to visit and is a perfect element of a circuit with Botswana\’s desert and other Northern reserves


November is very hot and until the onset of the rains the game viewing is superb, once the rains start the game disperses and the density of animals close to the main watering points is less.

April and May these bush will be thicker following the rains but lower prices and some very pleasant weather make this an attractive time to visit

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