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A dry season haven for elephants and big cats

Linyanti & Savuti

The Selinda Spillway connects the Okavango Delta to the floodplains and swamps of the Linyanti River. During the dry season, this region becomes a magnet for incredible concentrations of wildlife. The Selinda Spillway connects the Okavango Delta to the floodplains and swamps of the Linyanti River. During the dry season, this region becomes a magnet for incredible concentrations of wildlife.
Why Linyanti & Savuti?
The Linyanti River flows from Namibia’s Lake Liambezi and continues through the Linyanti-Gumare Fault. This water-rich area, which includes the Selinda Spillway and Savute Channel, is essential for animals during Botswana’s dry season. Large herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas can be spotted throughout the vast, 135,000-hectare Selinda concession. A safari here is an especially private experience – only 18 guests are permitted on the Selinda Reserve at any one time.

The Savute Channel, where the watercourse is less predictable, is ideal for a canoe safari to watch as elephants drink, bathe and play in nature’s most essential resource. It’s also a lovely place for mobile camping and waking up to a different landscape each morning.
  • An ample region of savannah, woodland and seasonal riverways.
  • Spectacular wildlife sightings during the dry season from May to November.
  • Great location for spotting big cats, including cheetah.
  • Exceptional for watching large herds of elephants.
  • Exclusive lodges ensure privacy and comfort.
  • Mobile camping safaris offer incomparable nature immersion.
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Perched on the banks of the Selinda Spillway’s watery wilderness, Selinda Camp hides amongst a grove of riverine trees. One of just a handful of Relais & Châteaux member properties in Botswana, the stylish camp was designed to create an indoor/outdoor experience and provides perfect big game viewing all year round.
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Under a canopy of ebony trees, Botswana’s first Relais & Châteaux member property sits in all its glory. A photographer’s dream, Zarafa Camp is a private property where guests revel in luxury, as well as natural beauty. Downstream, the show stopping Dhow Suite - perhaps the most exclusive property in the whole of Botswana - promises to be absolutely unforgettable.
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Hero Image Exterior View Linyanti Ebony Camp Linyanti Savuti
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On the banks of the Linyanti Channel, lies the sophisticated Linyanti Ebony Camp. Rising from marshes dotted with groves of riverine trees, the traditional tented camp is endowed with panoramic views of pristine wilderness. Home to healthy populations of predators, as well as many less seen species, the fantastic wildlife is sure to delight all year round - as are the exceptional guides.
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Zarafa is one of the most exclusive camps in Botswana with just four luxuriously appointed marquee style tented suites. With a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis here is on individual hospitality, privacy and serenity. A family of up to five may like to treat themselves to the sumptuous Dhow Suites — the most exclusive private property in Botswana.
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