Travel to Selinda & Linyanti in Botswana for a luxury tailor made safari holiday with African Wildlife Safaris.
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 rare African Wild Dog and one of the best places in Africa to see this highly endangered species.
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 a stark contrast to the Selinda and Linyanti’s watery wildernesses.
- 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 including floodplains and forests
- Personalised safari experiences with fewer travellers and only a handful of intimate camps and lodges.
When is the best time to visit Selinda or Linyanti?
Given the high densities of game that inhabit this region permanently, a safari into the Selinda or Linyanti region is a memorable experience at any time of year. As with most parts of southern Africa, animals are most concentrated around waterholes in the dry season (June to October) when water is scarce. August, September and October are peak season and accommodation is at a premium. Birdlife is at its best in the green season (November to April). For a more in-depth look at when to visit Botswana, please click here
Best Botswana Safaris
Explore some of the amazing holidays and experiences that we can custom design for you. All of our safaris and tours are tailor-made to suit your interests, budget and timeframe.
Discover Botswana's most beautiful wilderness areas and an abundance of incredible wildlife on this luxury 10 night safari.
Botswana and Victoria Falls Family Discovery
Discover the extraordinary wildlife of Botswana's Okavango Delta and be awed by Zambia's mighty Victoria Falls on this memorable safari designed for families with kids.
Botswana Northern Highlights
Discover northern Botswana's most beautiful wilderness areas and an abundance of incredible wildlife on this fully serviced camping safari.
Desert & Delta Safari Botswana
Discover epic wildlife in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Savute with Desert & Delta Safaris, one of Botswana's most respected operators.
Take in the best of Botswana on this 12 day exclusive safari, travelling from the Makgadikgadi Pans through the Linyanti into the Okavango Delta.
Highlights of Botswana and Zambia
This trip combines Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park and iconic Victoria Falls with Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta and elephant-rich Chobe National Park.
Ker & Downey Botswana
Experience this authentic 7 day Okavango Delta safari with Ker & Downey Botswana, one of the country's most respected operators.
Magical Mashatu & Mala Mala
Combine two fantastic safari experiences on this exciting 8 day itinerary staying at Botswana's Mashatu, "Land of the Giants" and legendary Mala Mala in South Africa.
Sanctuary Retreats Botswana
Experience the country's epic wildernesses from Chobe National Park to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve with Sanctuary Retreats Botswana.
Wilderness Safaris Classic Botswana
Uncover the diversity of Botswana, journeying from the watery Okavango Delta to the arid Central Kalahari, on this eye-opening 9 day luxury safari.
Wilderness Safaris Premier Botswana
Experience the beauty and diversity of Botswana's Okavango Delta whilst staying in some of the area's most spectacular luxury tented camps.
Best places to stay in Linyanti and Selinda
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.
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 birdlife.
Little DumaTau Camp
Little Duma Tau enjoys all the same luxuries and sophistication as its big sister Duma Tau
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 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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