Linyanti & Savuti



Linyanti and Savuti lie between Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. When it comes to landscapes, they’re a bit like chalk and cheese. And we love the way they offer the two extremes of African terrain.

Linyanti is all open floodplains and green forests. The river is an excellent place to see elephants during winter (and sitatunga antelope, hippo and crocodile the rest of the year round). The Savuti region, on the other hand, is usually dry savannahs as far as the eye can see. But thanks to the phenomena of the channel, which can go 20 years without flowing and then suddenly one day begin to gush, the landscape can transform from arid plains to marshland almost overnight. 

Places to stay

  • DumaTau


    DumaTau bisects an elephant crossing, so if the conditions are right (the Cuando River sometimes disappears during the dry season)...

  • Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge


    Savute Elephant Lodge, on the banks of a river in the heart of the bush, is a magnet for wildlife...

  • Zarafa Camp


    In a word, wow: Zarafa really is in a different league to your average Delta camp.  It’s where award-winning filmmakers, Dereck...

  • andBeyond Savute Under Canvas


    This is your chance to get closer to nature in one of the top wildlife areas on the planet. Savute Under...

  • Kings Pool


    Kings Pool sits in the centre of Africa’s highest density of elephants: wild dogs, antelopes and leopard are known to...

  • Duba Explorers Camp

    Okavango Delta

    If you’re looking for a camp that harks back to the turn of the 20th century, Duba Explorers might just...

  • Savuti Camp


    Savuti Camp is the real deal. It sits on the cusp of the Linyanti River by the Savute Channel, which...

  • Selinda Explorers Camp

    Selinda Reserve

    You experience so many of the things that make Africa unique when you stay at Selinda Explorers. There are four...

  • Selinda Camp

    Selinda Reserve

    The Great Plains team, renowned for their exceptional camps and experiences, have created another masterpiece. A perfect marriage of a...


Fly to Maun from Johannesburg or Cape Town, then take a light aircraft flight to your lodge or camp. You can also fly from Johannesburg to Kasane and fly on from there – or combine with Victoria Falls, easily reached by road from Kasane.


The dry season months are April to October, when you’ll find the game drawn to the water holes. The wet season months from November to March are fabulous for birders.


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