Linyanti and Savuti 365


Linyanti and Savuti form a natural link between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, an area made up of swamps, rivers, marshes, woodlands and grasslands which, when combined with the remote location, create the feeling of truly being out in untouched, wild Africa. In addition to the remote natural beauty and plentiful wildlife, the area is home to a natural spectacle – the world’s second largest overland migration. After spending the dry winter months in Linyanti (when animals congregate around water – making for fantastic game-viewing and high-action activity between predator and prey), from November to December thousands of zebras migrate to the Savuti. 


From May to October, it’s dry and cooler, the water pans dry up and the animals are attracted to three artificial waterholes. The rains arrive in November and from November to April the temperatures are high with humidity especially high in February. During these months the animals make their way to grazing land rich in new grass. September and October can be extremely hot – but game viewing is rewarding as predators are concentrated around waterholes.  


While Linyanti and Savuti are accessible by road from Maun and Kasane airports, they’re in a more remote part of the country, and it’s a fairly long drive, making light air transfer the best way to reach this part of Botswana, which naturally affects the cost of travel. A range of luxury private lodges and more affordable options mean that once there you can tailor your accommodation around your budgetary requirements.