Located in one of the most pristine and secluded corners of Botswana, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve encompasses 483 square miles of river, open floodplains and dense forests that protect high concentrations of wildlife. The reserve is bordered by the Linyanti River to the north and Chobe National Park to the east, with much of Chobe National Park’s migratory species spending the winter season in this area.
Linyanti Wildlife Reserve boasts a diverse habitat and terrific wildlife encounters. During the dry season, large herds of elephant and buffalo can be viewed at the rivers and waterholes and thousands of zebra concentrate here in the winter before heading south. The Linyanti River houses hippo-and crocodile-filled pools and lagoons, while open floodplains along the river attract antelope and large baboon troops. Other wildlife found in the area includes lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, hyenas and various other nocturnal species.