Linyanti and Savuti Botswana

Enjoy genuine safari experiences in one of Botswana’s most spectacular wildlife areas. You simply cannot be disappointed when visiting the Linyanti River and Savuti Channel. Explore this unique home to spectacular wildlife endemic to the pristine floodplain-grassland habitats. What a way to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.


Get back to nature in the true sense of the word.Experience the remoteness of the Savuti Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in northern Botswana. The Linyanti and Chobe Rivers are the greatest providers of life in the region. Explore the estimated 500 square kilometres of nature between these water sources. See great herds of animals gathering around the delta wetland in winter: elephants, zebras, red lechwe, roan and sable antelope, as well as the aquatic sitatunga. Towards the start of summer, great herds of zebra and elephant migrate towards the Savute channel to breed and forage.


The Linyanti River rises in the Angolan Highlands, joins the Chobe River as it meanders towards the Savuti Channel. It ultimately forms a delta wetland on the border of Namibia and Botswana, making a dramatic 90 degree turn. From here, the Savuti Channel flows for 75 kilometres until it peters out in the Kalahari’s parched wasteland. The channel often floods during the summer rainy season of December – February.


Predators prowl during wet and dry periods – pouncing on weaker animals which succumb to the harshness of the evolving seasons. Discover lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena hunting with intention whilst out on safari. It truly is the survival of the fittest. Enjoy a sun downer in your land rover overlooking a waterhole as you follow the antics of predators and prey. Or get up close from and view these interactions on a river cruise.


Small and intimate lodges and camps in this unspoiled wilderness blend into the landscape, offering their guests superb game viewing by boat, mokoro, 4×4 game viewer or on foot. Accommodation styles range from tented camps, to wood chalets to the more luxurious with plenty of facilities. Keep those binoculars at hand, even when in camp because game sightings are better than excellent when the rains have come. Huge concentrations of a huge range of animals meet around the scarce water supplies.