Kwando, Selinda & Linyanti Reserves

Don’t let their designation as concessions rather than national parks fool you. Together the Kwando, Selinda, and Linyanti Reserves occupy thousands of square miles of prime Botswanan safari territory.

They operate as extensions to the likes of Chobe National Park, but as privately run concessions are able to offer safari goers activities the national park cannot, including night time game drives in search of leopard and other nocturnal species.

Situated along the banks of the Kwando River, the Kwando Concession offers safaris in an area as pristine as any in Africa. Crocodiles commonly bask on the river’s banks, while lions stalk through its grasses hoping for a successful chase against antelope species including lechwe, impala, and wildebeest. They largely leave the concession’s huge elephant herds alone, but are known to occasionally spar with the region’s pack of Cape wild dogs.

Selinda’s landscapes are also dominated by the rivers of northern Botswana, which form rich floodplains and seasonal wetlands on the edge of the Okavango Delta. With just two permanent camps (and a handful of mobile ones), seclusion is all but guaranteed while experiencing game drives and walking safaris tracking elephant, hippo, large lion prides and two packs of Cape wild dog.

Linyanti Concession has a similar setting and scenery to Selinda. It’s the Linyanti River which forms the center of attention within its 463 square mile area, where its elephants are the star of the show. Elsewhere, jackalberry and bird plums provide an assorted menu of delights for sable, roan, and impala, watched over by cheetah, lion, leopard, hyena, and Cape wild dogs.

Top Botswana Travel Destinations

Central Kalahari Game Reserve / Chobe National Park / Makgadikgadi Pans & Nxai Pan National Parks / Maun / Moremi Game Reserve / The Okavango Delta

The Big Five

African Elephant / Cape Buffalo / Leopard / Lion / Rhino

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