Why Visit the Linyati in Botswana?


Why Visit the Linyati in Botswana?

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  1. A long channel known as the Selinda Spillway links the Linyanti to the Okavango Delta and provides an opportunity for exceptional canoeing safaris.
    Due to its remoteness, the Linyanti is a beautiful, unspoiled region of waterways and lagoons, riverine forests, huge trees and palm tree islands. It is renowned as one of the best game viewing areas in the region, supporting a great diversity of wildlife, with large herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra.

    Why Visit?

    • The Selinda Reserve is one of Africa’s great wildlife reserves. Part of the Great Plains Conservation project, spearheaded by National Geographic photographers and filmmakers Derek and Beverley Joubert.
    • Selinda borders Linyanti to the East and the Kwando reserve to the North.
    • The Selinda Spillway is a usually dry channel that connects the Linyanti river system to the Okavango. On the rare occasion that these channels connect, Selinda springs to life with a game density that is hard to beat anywhere.


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    Winter (May – September)
    Min 6°C/42°F Max 25°C/78°F

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