I am sorry to say that this review has been 9 months coming. We were there in October, 2011.
There is a serenity to this particular camp. This is the bushcamp to come to be restored. We were at this camp for 2 nites, but you need 3 nites if not more.
This is where I came "to just be" in Africa, this was my dream of Africa. This is it guys, AUTHENTICITY, and I mean it. You must be prepared to come away from this place knowing that you are changed because of the experience of this environment, the animals, the people, and the great beauty of the bush and all that that entails.
Our guide, Gally was a quiet, diligent guide who miraculously found wild dogs. We had the honorable priviledge of observing wild dogs for an hour at twilight, which is incredibly rare, and all by ourselves.
Clara, oh Clara, (there should be one for every one's life on a safari) is a calm presence. When we entered our tented suite, I held my breath, as it had a lovely design of flowers on the bed, and then the tent is HUGE, and the view of the swamp tremendous. This spaciousness in such a remote area helps you to unwind from our modern lives, as there is no TV, internet, phone.
The food wonderful, french press in the morning. They bring you a hot thermos to make it. The moroko a must to see wildlife, the flowers, and the calm of the water.
Issac the camp manager will make sure that everything is taken care of for you. This camp was intimate, as the staff ate with you, and you got to know them if you wanted to. After dinner, you would go down to the fire and sit and talk some more. Here we were in Africa, with the magnificent stars, animal noises close and far away, few people, conversation wide and deep from great food, wine, books, music, etc. and (of course "keep the bush going" ) to how we were all in our own way going to save the world, and this is with people you have just met!!!!!!!!!
But you could have easily just been on your own here too if you need more time to yourselves, as they are extremely aware of a guest's needs.
Oh Linyanti, Linyanti, I long to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Linyanti Bush Camp offers the perfect setting for an authentic and wild safari experience. As the only source of water in the dry months, the Linyanti marshes are one of the most sought after destinations in Northern Botswana, boasting a great diversity of game and a peaceful atmosphere. The area offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its large herds of elephants that move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, and wild dog are also frequent visitors to Linyanti as is the elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile. Bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave, the Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate 12-bedded tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve. Activities from the camp include game drives, walking safaris, game viewing from hides, spot-lighting, bird watching, boating and fishing safaris as well as guided mokoro safaris, when water levels permit. Accommodation at the Linyanti Bush Camp is far from primitive with spacious tents, comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, fixed showers and hot water. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Linyanti Bush Camp Hotel Linyanti Reserve