Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, occupying a total area of 275,000 acres, is located on the southern banks of the Linyanti River, where the landscape changes from marshland to lagoons and meandering waterways, leading to open grassland and riverine forest. This variety of scenery lends itself to some breathtaking views of the pristine reserve and the river itself forms a natural border between Namibia and Botswana, whilst across the river northwards lies Namibia's Caprivi Strip.The reserve has a high population of animals, lion and spotted hyena as the principal predators, with leopard being sighted primarily on night drives. Game densities improve as the season progresses into the drier months and the wildlife migratory species move closer to the water source of the Linyanti River. Herds of elephants can be seen congregating at waterholes and rivers. Zebra also stay in the Linyanti region during winter before moving on to Savuti around October and November. The Linyanti region has the benefit of having a private and exclusive feel, with accommodation being shared between a very small number of camps, which means that guests are able to experience the wildlife in relative seclusion, adding to the authenticity of the safari experience.
SEASONS - BEST TIME TO VISIT
May - October the waters surface subsides and the wildlife congregates around the rivers shorelines. During this time game is at its most intense and with great visibility
November to April, this is the rainy season and is the best time to spot a glorious array of birds. During the wet summer months, the temperatures and humidity are high but the region is covered with lush vegetation giving it a feeling of a rolling green carpet. October is the hottest month of the year with temperatures soaring into the forty degrees Celsius region.
HIGHLIGHTS AND FACTS
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