Kwando / Selinda / Linyanti
There are three superb private concession areas, Kwando, Selinda, and Linyanti, that fill the area between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. This area is the ideal complement to the Okavango as it delivers the same high quality exclusive game viewing experience with off road driving, night drives and from some camps walking and boating. The area is well known for predator viewing which is amongst the best in Botswana.
This region is northeast of the Okavango Delta and west of Chobe National Park. The camps and game viewing is focused along the permanent waters of the Kwando River, Linyanti Marshes, Selinda Spillway and the Savute Channel. From Maun it about 45 minutes by bush plane to reach the camps and they are also about 45 minutes to Kasane, the town along the Chobe Riverfront. To reach camps within the Okavango flight times can range from 20 minutes to an hour depending on which camp.
This region is well known for its African wild dog packs with three to four packs denning in these concessions each year. Outside of the denning season the wild dogs are very wide ranging but throughout the year this is the area with the best opportunity of finding them. This is also one of the better areas for overall predator diversity with lion, leopard, cheetah, and spotted hyena all seen with good frequency. In the dry season (July through October) enormous herds of buffalo and large numbers of elephants are found in this region as well. Overall game viewing is diverse and excellent.
- Black-backed Jackal
A camp in this region is a must for all dry season itineraries. Due to the excellent variety of predators we like to use the area year round but it does have more seasonal variation than the Okavango. To see some possible itineraries including this region, click on one of the sample itinerary links below:
Of course, we also create custom Botswana itineraries so you can create your own trip that best meets your needs.
Best Times to Go
This region is at its best during the dry season (July through October) when large concentrations of wildlife gather near the permanent water sources. Late July through early September is typically prime time at wild dog dens when the pups can be seen but are not mobile enough to leave the den making the wild dogs observable on a daily basis. Outside of the dry season predator viewing usually remains very good but general game viewing is more variable and can occasionally at times be quiet but for most visitors still makes a good complement to camps in other regions.
Below are the accommodations within the region. Click a link below for more information.