Linyanti Marshes, Selinda Reserve & Kwando River

Three large, private game reserves are located beside the Kwando and Linyanti Rivers in northern Botswana and all are home to huge animal populations. Concentrations of elephant and buffalo are very high in the dry season, whilst red lechwe, impala and sable antelope also congregate around the perennial river waters. Within the riverine forest and on the open plains wildebeest, giraffe, kudu and zebra are also common, whilst lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog are found throughout the region.

Why visit Linyanti Marshes, Selinda Reserve & Kwando River ?

  • Exclusive safari experience in private concession areas
  • Superb predator sightings, especially wild dog
  • Diverse activities including canoeing, boat safaris & walking
  • Fantastic area for birding, especially in the green season

Similar to the exclusive reserves in the Okavango Delta there is a wide range of game activities offered from the camps and lodges here including canoeing, bush walks, day & night game drives (with off-road driving) and boat trips.

Covering a total area of 1350 sq. km the Selinda Reserve is centered on the famous Selinda Spillway, which weaves its way east, linking the far reaches of the Okavango Delta in the south with the Linyanti water systems in the east forming a magnet for the wildlife of the region. There are just a handful of small permanent camps –including Selinda, Selinda Explorers, Zarafa & Raw Botswana Motswiri Camp – in this area enhancing the feeling of remoteness and solitude.

The Kwando Reserve lies to the north-west of Selinda and covers a total area of 2,300 sq. km. The terrain consists of mopane woodland, open plains and riverine forest. Both Lagoon Camp, situated on the banks of the Kwando River in the north of the reserve, and Lebala Camp in more open grassland plains to the south, offer expert guiding in a region renowned for its big game.

Consisting of a total of 1250 sq. km the magical Linyanti Reserve is bordered to the north by the Linyanti River and to the east by the Chobe National Park. Two thirds of the Savuti Channel runs through the reserve. Boasting a variety of habitats including grassland, acacia and mopane forests, the Linyanti region is well known for large numbers of elephant which are present during the winter months. Several camps – including Duma Tau, Savuti Camp & Kings Pool – make excellent bases here.




No visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 2 Hours

Flight Time

12.5 hours with one stop


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