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Linyanti and Savuti safaris to Botswana

Linyanti and Savuti Botswana Safaris

You simply can’t be disappointed when visiting the Linyanti River and Savuti Channel. All it takes is the push of a button to turn your dream Botswana safari holiday into a reality. It’s time to explore one of the most unique and remote regions harbouring spectacular wildlife species endemic to pristine floodplain-grassland habitats. 

What an original way to rejuvenate mind, body and soul! Come with us on a dazzling safari to Linyanti and Savuti Botswana – one of the most unique and remote safari regions in Botswana’s wilderness areas. Enquire here to enjoy genuine safari experiences in one of Botswana’s most spectacular wilderness areas.

Did you know?

The Savuti Channel remains a biodiversity mystery as it dries up sporadically over the years and has done so during the past 100 years. This natural event has confused the ‘dead’ tries growing in the channel – when the channel is dry the trees want to germinate and grow but then the channel floods and they drown again.


  • Take time to see the incredible wealth of wildlife: cheetah, wild dog packs, bat-eared fox, wildebeest, tsessebe, giraffe, elephant, kudu, buffalo, eland, lion, hyena and myriad bird species
  • You will see no one else in this region – feel completely alone in a paradise setting of 900 square km of true swamps and riverine habitat with lagoons, and rich grasslands
  • Float on a boat beside the watery creatures, hippos, crocs and fish eagles, feeling part of something greater than you - silent, tranquil, alive!
  • Rivers and swamps, wetlands and floodplains, this is the Linyanti – abounding in wild animals and filled with fascinating birds and frogs, fish and crabs
  • The best time to visit is all the time! Rainy season is bird season (November to April); dry season is animal season - herds of antelope, elephants and wild dog packs as predators arrive to gab easy pickings.

Remote Water Source

Get back to nature in the true sense of the word when you experience the remoteness of the Savuti Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in northern Botswana. The Linyanti and Chobe Rivers are the lifeblood for all living things in the region, starting in the northern Caprivi region, ending in the southern Makgadikgadi pans!

Explore the nearly 1000 square kilometres of thriving grasslands, woodlands and all their resident animals between these linked water sources. View in wonder the great herds of animals gathering around the delta wetland in winter: extraordinary elephants, robust zebras, red lechwe, tessebe, regal roan and sable antelope, as well as the unusual aquatic sitatunga. Towards the start of summer, impressive herds of zebra and elephant migrate towards the Savute channel to breed and forage.

Everything is linked

The Linyanti River rises in the Angolan Highlands, joining 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. Everything is linked.  

Predator vs Prey

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 to hippos and crocs and watch herds coming down to drink as you float about on a river cruise.

Wildlife Camps for Every Safari Lover

Small and intimate safari lodges and wildlife camps in this unspoiled wilderness blend into the landscape. Explore the intensity of an authentic wilderness area when pro game rangers offer guests superb game viewing by boat, mokoro, 4×4 game drive vehicle or on foot. 

Accommodation styles range from safari tented camps and wooden chalets to the more luxurious lodges and chalets with world class mod cons in renditions of true colonial African auras. Keep those binoculars handy, even when chilling in camp, because game sightings are better than excellent when the rains have come, and animals know no boundaries.

Family Safari Holidays to Linyanti-Savuti are Hot

Pack up the entire family for a safari holiday to Botswana that they will never forget. Intrepid journeys into Africa introduce your kids to the biggest classroom in the world, nature! Game viewing, nature walks, river cruises and camping under the stars are all part of a safari adventure your family will talk about for years down the line!  We love seeing children have a ball in the true wilderness of Botswana, our top African safari destination of all time – so check out the luxury lodge and bush camp accommodation where children are made to feel like royalty and book your special family package today. Children will feel the awe of the Linyanti and Savuti wilderness areas and will just need a kind and knowledgeable game ranger and tracker to show them the tiny interactions between incredible animals and their natural habitats.

The Best of the Best Safaris in Linyanti and Savuti

Plan a Botswana tour and safari with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to the premier wildlife destination south of the equator. We bring you thrilling adventures in Chobe, the Okavango Delta and Moremi, the Kalahari, Mgadigadi Pans and Savuti-Linyanti Channel. We offer you the best of the best safari accommodation in Botswana, in lavish lodges, family resorts, modern hotels, eco villas and rustic wild campsites in nature. Get lost in the awesome world of huge floodplains at Linyanti and Savute when you book your special deal with us today. 

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