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Situated on the iconic Linyanti Marsh, Linyanti Tented Camp is ideal for exploring the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. With easy access to a combination of habitats, floodplains, open-dry land savannah and woodland, the area is a magnet for big game and birdlife. Activities include game drives and guided nature walks.
Eight large, airy tents recreate an explorer-type style, while the two main areas are on a slightly raised deck. The 8 tents are split between the east and west camp, yet they share the same main areas. Wildlife movements can be seen at the log-pile hide – especially in the dry season when large numbers of elephant move through the area.
Linyanti Tented Camp's purpose is to preserve the original spirit of safari and extend the positive effects of ecotourism into the more remote areas, supporting several research projects to ensure the protection of the area's wildlife.
The Linyanti area is fascinating for its geography. Movements in the Earth's crust mean that rivers can disappear and flow again independently of good rainy seasons. It is also renowned for the number of Elephants that pass through the area in the winter months and the world's second-largest Zebra migration.
This is the north-eastern area of the Okavango bordering on the Chobe National Park. The Linyanti ecosystem and the Chobe ecosystem are interconnected and provide a pathway for large numbers of wildlife between the Okavango and Chobe.
This is a 1250km reserve between the Khwai Area and the Mamili National Park where the Linyanti Swamp is. The Linyanti River flows out of the Linyanti Swamp. The Linyanti is an essential part of the Okavango experience, so you can see the contrast between the wetland areas of the inner Delta and the desert areas on the fringe.
The Linyanti region is dominated by the Savute Channel and the Linyanti River. The Savute Channel is a very interesting river as it may dry up for over 20 years at a time, before flowing once more. This is because the source of the river lies on a fault line in the Earth's crust. If there is movement in the Earth's crust, the flow of the water may be cut off.
The channel dried up in 1980 and the area became dry grassland and reverted to desert scrubland. Many lodges in the area put in boreholes as the river dried up. These waterholes were lifelines for the animals in the region, and vast numbers gathered in the dry season.
When the river started flowing again in 2008 the area became green and lush once again, and the river now provides water for the animals moving between the Chobe Game Reserve, the Savute Marsh and the oasis that is the Okavango. Two-thirds of the Savute channel is located in the Linyanti Concession.
Linyanti Tented Camp, Botswana