Rating: Mid-range Price from: £330 - £545 pp full board
Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve, which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in the Chobe Enclave. The camp offers an exclusive safari experience away from the main tourist routes of Chobe.
Linyanti Bush Camp offers simple African elegance, providing modern comforts whilst retaining an authentic wilderness atmosphere. The camp has six tastefully furnished rooms under canvas with en-suite bathrooms. The main lodge area is raised on wooden decking with a dining area, small library, bar and lounge, overlooking the Linyanti floodplains and marsh.
Activities from the camp consist of day and night game drives and walking safaris. There are hides for close-up views of animals and birds. The Linyanti area is best known for its large populations of elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season. In addition lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, and a number of the plains game may be seen and the surrounding swamps and marshes are home to lechwe, hippo, crocodile and sitatunga. Birding is excellent here all year round.
Open: All year round
Location: Chobe enclave, to the west of Chobe National Park, north Botswana. The nearest airstrip is Saile, a 40 minute drive from the camp.
Rooms: A luxury tented camp with just 6 rooms, including a family room. All have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water for the showers and flush toilets.
Activities: Game drives in a 4x4 vehicle, night drives and walking. There are also hides for bird watching and you can take a Mokoro out through the Linyanti Marshes. When water levels permit, a motor boat is available for trips on the waterways. From April to November every guest is offered a free halfhour helicopter safari during their stay.
Facilities: A comfortable lounge area, reasonable sized pool.
Dining: All meals and drinks are included except premium imported spirits and champagne. Dining is a sociable affair around a large wooden table. Private dinners can be arranged.
Children: Accepted from 7 years upwards. Children aged under 16 years cannot take part in walking safaris although they can take guided nature walks around camp.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: Intermittent mobile signal - not to be relied upon.
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