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Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. It is best to consult with the high commission of the country being travelled to in the country being travelled from as requirements vary and change constantly. Botswana Safaris will not be held responsible for any incomplete or incorrect information regarding the visa process gathered by the traveller.

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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Cradled in the north-western corner of the game-rich Chobe National Park, lies the eco-friendly and earthy Camp Linyanti. Boasting only 5 Meru-style safari tents, Camp Linyanti offers guests an authentic and intimate safari experience. Located on the Linyanti lagoon with views of unexplored waterways, riverine forests and loodplains;  Camp Linyanti is one of the Chobe National Parks hidden gems.

The Linyanti lagoon is fed by the floods from both the Chobe and Kwando rivers. This particular pocket offers one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana. It’s a birding paradise and there is an abundance of elephant herds during the dry winter season. In the distance lies Namibia’s Caprivi strip, which is a narrow protrusion of land linking Zimbabwe, Zambia and northern Botswana. The diverse habitat, endless views and  exceptional game viewing make the Linyanti a sought after destination. In addition to the twice daily game drives, Camp Linyanti has a 6m swamp cruiser fully-kitted for water safaris through the unexplored channels and waterways.

AT A GLANCE

  • The camp consists of only 5 Meru-style safari tents on elevated decks, with outdoor showers.
  • The vast floodplains of Linyanti stretches out towards Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, providing striking views.
  • The Linyanti is known as one of the game rich regions in Botswana.
  • Camp Linyanti has numerous boats which are used for sundowner and safari cruises.
  • Perched on a wetland oasis overlooking the Linyanti lagoon.
  • During the dry winter season the area is teeming with elephant herds.
  • This area is home to two zebra migrations –a wildlife spectacle not to be missed.

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    Camp Linyanti is located in the Chobe National Park. The camp overlooks a large lagoon on the Linyanti floodplain and has sweeping views of the Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. The constantly appearing and disappearing Savuti channel is a mysterious geographical phenomenon that has created area world-renown for prime game viewing. The Savuti and Linyanti area attracts migrating herds of zebra and plenty of predator activity. Guests can expect to see a variety of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, and predators. Sable, the brown hyena and Cape hunting dog are just a few of the rare animals to look out for while on safari in the Chobe region.
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  1 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 1 Jul 2017 -31 Oct 2017
Camp Linyati USD 460 USD 550
Children Afed 0-11 yrs USD 230 USD 275
Pilot USD 240 USD 240
Private Vehicle USD 360 USD 360
  1 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 1 Dec 2017 -31 Marc 2018
Camp Linyati Closed Closed

*Children Rate & Single Supplement rounded to the closest USD 

Details  1  Apr 2018 - 31 Jun 2018 1  Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Lodge 1 - 2 night stay  per person per night sharing  USD 500 USD 595
Lodge 3 - 5 night stay  per person per night sharing  USD 480
USD 570
Lodge 6+ night stay  per person per night sharing  USD 460
USD 545
Children 6 -11 years 50% of adult rate
50% of adult rate
Single supplement 50% 50%
Pilote / Guide USD 240 USD 240
Private Vechicle USD 360 USD 360
  • Side bed lamps
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Extra blankets
  • Private bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
  • Dressing table
  • 5 Meru-style tents
  • Private balconies in rooms
  • One honeymooner tent
  • Maximum of 10 guests at a time
  • Twin sharing/triples on request
  • Solar power heating


Activities

  • Twice-daily game drives
  • Daily boat activity
  • Birding

A Typical Day on Safari

This is a rough schedule of how a typical day on safari looks like. This is always scheduled to change due to weather and other factors. You will need to be
flexible – rangers and guides will focus on where there is wildlife and the best method of viewing the best of what Botswana has to offer. The times below are
merely a suggestion of what to expect.

05:30 – 06:30: A simple early morning snack of cereals, yoghurts and fruit is served before departing on the game drive.
09:30 – 10:30: Return from your game drive and enjoy a full breakfast
10:30 – 13:30: Leisure time and boat activity.
13:30/14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 16:00: Afternoon tea is served before the afternoon game drive which normally departs at 16:00.
20:00: Return from your game drive and enjoy a boma dinner

Location

Camp Linyanti is located in the Chobe National Park.The camp overlooks a large lagoon on the Linyanti floodplain and has sweeping views of the Namibia’s Caprivi Strip.

How to Get There

The easiest way to Camp Linyanti is via air. A light air transfer takes 50 minutes from Maun and 40 minutes from Kasane.
Camp Linyanti is easily accessible via road and will take roughly 2 hours drive from the airstrip to camp.

GPS CO-ORDINATES: S18° 16’228 and E23° 56’163

General Travel Info

Malaria

Malaria is prevalent during the mid to late rainy season (January to May) but one should always take precautionary measures. Consult your local GP for
preventative malaria prophylaxis. There are ways to avoid being bitten. Use insect repellents on your skin, sleep under mosquito nets, use the air-conditioner
and during the day wear light long sleeved clothing.

Wildlife

The Chobe National Park is made up of a diverse habitat comprising sandy areas with small shrubs in the northern reaches of the Kalahari, vast floodplains,
swamps, woodlands and the mighty perennial Chobe River. With such a range of habitats, it is no surprise that the area attracts a plethora of wildlife.
Chobe is known as the land of giants because it has one the largest population of elephants in the world.
Coupled with this, lion prides and buffalo can be found in abundance.

RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Teas/ coffees and snacks
  • Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)
  • Laundry
  • Activities
  • Government taxes and park fees

RATES EXCLUDE

  • Visa costs
  • Premium brand drinks (imported beers, wines and spirits)
  • Light aircraft transfers
  • Travel Insurance

Children policy

  • Children are welcome at all lodges.
  • Camp Linyanti and Camp Savuti require private vehicles to be booked for all bookings with children under the age of 11 years.

NOTES

  • Camp Linyanti will be closed from November 2017 - March 2018 and from November 2018 - March 2019.
  • Rates are per person per night sharing and are quoted in US$.
  • Multiple night stay rates are valid across all Footsteps in Africa Camps & Lodges.
  • Group rates available on request.
  • Families travelling with children under the age of 11 years to Camp Linyanti are required to book a private vehicle for the duration of their stay.
  • Please note that all transfers quoted are subject to change without prior notice. However, rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.

  • All accommodation rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice. However, rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.
  • We have a luggage restriction of 20kg per person including hand luggage in soft, hold-all-type bags; (no hard suitcases or frames) for all light aircraft transfers.

  • Visa fees, where applicable, are not included. Departure taxes, on internal transfers within Botswana, are.

Cancellation policy for Groups:

  • No. of days prior to arrival Applicable policy / cancellation fee
  • 90- 76 20% of total value of reservation. 
  • 75 – 61 30% of total value of reservation. 
  • 60 -30 50% of total value of reservation.
  • 30 or less 100% of total value of reservation. 

All guests travelling must be covered by their own fully comprehensive travel and medical insurance policy valid from the date that they confirm the booking with us. If another GROUP booking is received; you will be informed in writing to secure your reservation with a written confirmation within 5 working days. Failure to revert back to us within the 5 working days will result in an automatic cancellation of the entire reservation.

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ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Activities

    Activities

    Game drives walking bird watching night drives
  • Activities

    Activities

    boating fishing mokoro safaris
  • Age restriction

    Age restriction

    Not recommended for children below 7 years (see child policy) Children under the age of 16 are not able to do walking safaris however nature walks around camp are on offer
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