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- Linyanti Bush Camp, Botswana
- Linyanti Bush Camp
- Linyanti Bush Camp
- Linyanti Bush Camp, Luxury Tent
- Omgeving Linyanti Bush Camp
Over Linyanti Bush Camp
- rust en natuur
Insiders tipTussen april en november hebben gasten de mogelijkheid een helikoptervlucht over het gebied te maken. Dit is inbegrepen bij het verblijf (indien beschikbaar).
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Sfeervol en luxe ingerichte tent met privé-badkamer, kingsize bed en uitzicht over de rivier.
Gelegen in het Linyanti Game reserve, nabij Chobe National Park.
- Safari per mokoro
- Game drives
Chobe National Park is een beschermd natuurgebied van ruim 10.000 km2, op slechts twee uur rijden van de grens met Zimbabwe en Zambia, waardoor u het gemakkelijk kunt combineren met een bezoek aan de Victoria Watervallen. In Chobe leven grote kuddes olifanten, ook tal van antilopensoorten zoals de kudu, eland en tsessebe. De rode lechwe en de zeer zeldzame puku komen alleen in Botswana voor. Ook vogelaars komen hier volop aan hun trekken, met maar liefst zo’n 440 soorten. De Chobe-rivier is de natuurlijke grens met Namibië; vooral in het droge seizoen ziet u hier veel wilde dieren.
Linyanti was our 3rd camp/ lodging on our 2 week safari adventure. The staff, the accommodation, and the food were of excellent quality. Our guide Paul was amazing. He was a wealth of knowledge and an incredible guide. Other camps and lodges often had an advantage in that there are so many guides around that they can share sightings with one another. At Linyanti the guides are basically working solo. With that being said Paul was amazing with finding everything one could want to find including wild dogs, lions, leopards etc. Paul had a knack for spotting even the smallest of creatures with his spot light while driving and navigating the "roads" which, trust me, is not an easy feat. Everything at Linyanti was great. Of course one of the highlights was the helicopter ride though every game drive was of impressive quality. The only negative though there's little anyone could do to improve the situation was the amount of insects there. Though never a problem in the tents themselves because there are great precautions made daily and nightly for comfort, the bug population was distracting at times. I'm sure this was more irritating to some than to others. Other than that, I would highly recommend Linyanti. And I can't thank the staff enough for all their hard work in making us and all the guests so happy and comfortable.
"Fantastic helicopter ride!"
This was the smallest and least glamorous of the camps we stayed in but it also felt the truest. Because it is less formal the ice is broken with other guests very quickly and fun/amazing experiences shared. We were surprised there were no mosquito nets over the beds but this didn't seem a problem as there is spray in the room and coils are lit at night in the room. Waking up early and watching the morning glow on the horizon from our veranda was magical. Elephants roam in the distance and noisy monkeys scamper about the trees and tent canopy. Our guide, Paul, was a font of knowledge and seemed to have binocular eyes spotting something it took the rest of us a good minute longer to see! An off piste drive at night time trying to track down lions was very exciting and exhilarating. How Paul managed to drive, shine a torch, look about and still keep to the track was nothing short of a miracle! The helicopter ride was a real treat and enabled us to appreciate the bigger landscape of the surrounding area. We also saw a couple of elephants that had been shot by poachers which really brought home all the campaigns one sees on TV. Botswana was right to impose a hunting ban but, sadly, these poachers seem to cross borders. One evening, guests and staff decamped to an open space nearby to enjoy singing, dancing and a fabulous bbq. A really joyous occasion. I have a couple of constructive comments: when having breakfast around the fire pit it would be good to have a few more log/tables as it is difficult to balance a plate and coffee on your lap. Also if staff could be a lititle more aware of coffee needs at breakfast time. The staff and guides are all wonderful, friendly and we'll informed people. With a few tweaks this camp would earn 5 stars.
Linyanti Bush Camp was more basic than the other two camps we stayed at (Mala Mala in South Africa and Khwai Tented Camp in Botswana).Gave it a 4 because of that and it was annoyingly buggy. We went in September. There may be another time that it is not so buggy. The bathroom affords no privacy if one person wants to shower and the other wants to use the rest of the bathroom. The toilet is only closed off by a partial screen. The safari activities, however, are excellent. Saw lot of animals on the game drives, lion, impala, kudu, lots of elephants, giraffes, buffalo and more. Also went on mokoro (canoe propelled by poles) through the marsh. Lovely, peaceful, beautiful experience. Linyanti offers a helicopter ride which was great fun and saw lots of animals from the sky. Also went on a nature and safari walk with our guide, Stanley. He knew lots about the animals and the flora. It was very interesting. Learned about all the uses of elephant poop! Staff very good, helpful and accommodating.
"A great safari experience"
Linyanti Bush Camp was the location for the second half of our Botswana safari trip (1-7 September 2017). We really enjoyed our 3 nights spent here; I've given 4 stars as a few aspects didn't quite meet the high standards we'd experienced at Khwai (another African Bush Camps camp in Botswana), but it was still a great place to stay. THE GAME ACTIVITIES The camp is on the edge of Linyanti marsh, so you get to experience the contrast of the very dry landscape on one side and the much greener area of the marsh on the other. We saw lots of elephants here and got very close on a number of occasions. Huge herds of buffalo too. We also saw giraffe, lions, impala, warthogs, pythons and more. Plenty of birds too. Our guide, Paul, was brilliant; very knowledgeable and good at spotting tracks, ensuring that we were lucky enough to see lions twice. There are a lot of flies around but we didn't get any mosquito bites (having made good use of the repellent provided in the rooms). A late afternoon mokoro trip was a relaxing way to see some more of the marshes. Two of the biggest highlights of our trip were the walking safari and the helicopter ride. The walking safari was a wonderful way to see more of the bush. We learnt a lot about the ecosystem and seeing elephants while on foot, even though a short distance away, was a thrill. The 30 minute helicopter ride (complimentary) is a great way to appreciate the marsh from a different perspective. THE CAMP ITSELF Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Lovely decking area overlooking the marsh. No power sockets (you can charge phones/cameras etc in the main tent). Be prepared for the lights to go out as the electricity isn't reliable! We found the lantern provided to be very dim so were glad we'd brought our own torches. Bathroom had a flushing toilet, good quality toiletries and the shower had plenty of hot water. It was a novelty to take a mid-afternoon shower watching elephants cross the marsh in the distance (through the mosquito screen). Insect repellent and insect room spray are provided in the rooms, plus they burn coils at night to keep mosquitoes at bay. This worked well for us and we didn't suffer any bites. There is a small pool area. WiFi is available at the main office. The main tent has a dining area, seating area and bar with steps down to a campfire area. It overlooks the marsh so a lovely view. FOOD AND DRINK It's impossible to go hungry! Meal times were: 6.30am: Breakfast served round the campfire. Cereal, dried fruit, fresh fruit, cheeses, cold meats and toast with tea/coffee/juice. Mid morning: A stop during the game drive for tea/coffee and a snack. Lunchtime: Usually around midday. A selction of cold items, for self service. Usually a chicken or fish dish with bread, salads, fresh fruit and cheese and crackers. Afternoon tea: 3.30pm, after siesta and before the evening game drive. Tea/coffee/soft drinks and one savoury and one sweet offering. Sundowners: A stop off out in the bush during the evening game drive. Alcoholic or soft drinks with some nibbles. Enjoying a G&T whilst watching the sun set behind over 200 buffalo crossing the marsh - wonderful! Evening meal: 7.30pm (although, in our experience, usually later). 3 courses served at the table. Starter was usually soup, followed by a red meat dish and a dessert. The food was very nice overall, but evening meals weren't quite as good as Khwai (e.g. meat was slightly tougher, potato and leek soup one evening was served cold). All drinks are included. Good choice of branded spirits, wines, lager, soft drinks. THE STAFF Everyone was very helpful and we felt we'd been well taken care of. The trip was for my Dad's birthday and the travel company had obviously passed this information on, as he was surprised with a birthday cake during our final dinner - a very thoughtful gesture. A FEW POINTS In comparison with Khwai, the game wasn't quite so varied (although still excellent viewing) and the camp wasn't quite as efficient. For example, dinner was often served later than 7.30 even if all guests were ready on time. This made getting an early night slightly more challenging, which can be tiring with the 6am get ups! Although food was very good overall, a few small improvements would easily see it upgraded to excellent. Personally, I found it a little off-putting that no keys were provided to lock the tent doors. Although I got used to this, I did feel slightly put out that my request for a key was not agreed to (particularly as I myself had walked into someone else's tent by accident!). I think this is a matter of personal preference and guests should have the option of locking their doors if they wish. OVERALL I would still recommend this camp overall. In all honesty, I think we were slightly spoilt by visiting Khwai first; in hindsight I'd have reversed the order of our trip, as I think Linyanti would have met our expectations if it had been our first camp. With a couple of small improvements, the camp could still offer what is definitely a very special bush experience to a 5* standard. A big thank you to all the staff who worked hard and ensured that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable.
"Our favourite bush camp"
We stayed at three different bush camps in Botswana and this was our favourite. It is smaller than many and feels very natural, but it has all the luxury and comfort of the other smart camps that you need. The setting overlooking the marshes is awesome and the memories of the hundred elephants roaming across in front of us will not be forgotten. Also all the hippos and another time we saw a herd of 300-400 cape buffalo. Our guide was Stanley and he did a great job tracking down the more elusive animals such as zebra, giraffe, lions and a number of night time cats he spotted by their eyes. Not to be missed is the included helicopter ride, which provides a fascinating insight of the animal activity out on the marsh, including elephants swimming. Finally the hosting staff were great and just made the stay perfect.
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