An unfenced and remote wilderness of 2,320 kilometres in the far northern section of the country bordering Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, Kwando offers 80 kilometres of pure river frontage and incredible game viewing. Particularly noted for its high concentration of elephant and buffalo herds in the dry months, predator sightings are also common here and the lions of Kwando are renowned for their buffalo, hippo and elephant stalking, alongside hyena, wild dog and cheetah and various plains game along the Kwando River. Kwando Kwara Camp, Little Kwara and Kwando Lagoon Camp are all expertly positioned camps to spot big cats and the other prolific wildlife.
These picturesque marshes are formed as the Kwando River flows south from the Angolan Highlands through the Caprivi Strip, hitting the Kalahari Sands and dispersing into swampland and river frontage. The patchwork of waterways and papyrus-lined lagoons are not dissimilar to the Okavango; an unfettered and remote area that attracts large herds of Kalahari elephant, as well as lions, leopards, wild dogs, roan antelopes, sable antelopes, hippo, red lechwe, sitatunga and crocodile. The intimate Linyanti Bushcamp overlooks the banks of the marshes, with excellent viewing of the water and desert-adapted wildlife drawn to this important water source.
Chobe Forest Reserve
A separate triangular enclave that is flanked by the interior Chobe National Park on two sides and the Linyante Marshes to its northern side, this reserve is filled with shady riverine forests, open savannahs and vast mopane woodlands that provide similar game rich habitats to Chobe and Linyante, with a vast array of wildlife to be seen. A community trust concession, the local communities live and run livestock here, benefiting from tourism activities and playing an active role in decision-making. Linyanti Bushcamp is located within the private reserve, putting you in the heart of the region with unrivalled expert naturalists.