Kwando / Linyanti Area Featured, Parks and Reserves
This vast, unspoiled wilderness area in Botswana's northern region comprises the extensive Kwando/Linyanti River System. Game rich and very scenic, this area is more remote than some of the other game reserves in Botswana, offering private, informal safaris without any of the restrictions of national parks: night/game drives, bushwalks, off-road game drives, canoe and mokoro gameviewing and even horse-back safaris.
* Kwando / Linyanti Area Highlights
- ∞Offers excellent chance of seeing wild dog packs
- ∞Remote, vast and unspoiled with riverine forests, extensive grasslands and waterways
- ∞High concentrations of predators, particularly lion and hyena
- ∞Huge herds of elephant and buffalo, especially in the dry season
- ∞Privately owned and run lodges offer unrestricted game viewing: night & day drives, bush walks, canoes & mokoros, horse-backed safaris
- ∞Permanent water courses attract game in large numbers
This sprawling, extensive wilderness area consists largely of privately owned and managed concessions. The four main reserves in the area include the Kwando, Selinda, Linyanti and the Chobe Enclave. It lies in the remote northern reaches of Botswana and adjoins Namibia's Caprivi Strip. It's also where you'll find the Selinda Spillway (which connects the Okavango to the Kwando & Linyanti waterways), a popular water-based canoeing safari destination.
The area is scenic and varied - from wide open grasslands teaming with various antelope to riverine forests where you're likely to encounter shy kudu and sable. There are dense mopane forests where leopard like to hide away and reeded waterways and marshes where you'll find large herds of red lechwe, hippos and crocodiles. Then there are the wide open flood plains where the larger antelope roam.
It's excellent predator turf. There are large, healthy populations of lion and wild dog and the rarer aardwolves can be seen. In the wet season, it's a birder's paradise when all the migrant species arrive.
The perennial river systems of the Kwando and Linyanti Rivers make this area a year round haven for wildlife, especially in the dry season when large herds of elephant and buffalo come to stay.
Related AccommodationKwando Lagoon Camp
Kwando Lagoon Camp is on the banks of the Kwando River in the Linyanti Kwando Concession in northern Botswana. It offers luxury tented accommodation and excellent year-round game viewing, in an area where predators are abundant, as are elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, sable antelope and many other species. The popular Animal Planet programme "Mad Mike and Mark" was filmed in the Kwando area.
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Related AccommodationKwando Kwara Camp
Kwando Kwara Camp is situated on the northern edge of the magnificent Okavango Delta in Botswana, in a massive private concession that teems with wildlife. The camp offers luxury tented rooms and a complete safari experience all year round. Kwando Kwara Camp also boasts an exclusive honeymoon suite for a romantic getaway.
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