In the furthest corner of the Chobe National Park lies Linyanti. Secluded and uncrowded, this short strip of swampy river frontage is reminiscent of the Okavango’s permanent waterways with papyrus-lined lagoons, reed beds and a towering canopy of trees. The Linyanti Swamp covers an area of almost 900 km2, which follows the river and fills the area between the converging courses of the Kwando and Linyanti rivers.
The wildlife is plentiful, especially in the dry winter months when great concentrations of elephant, buffalo and zebra congregate along the river, with giraffe, impala and the unusual roan antelope being seen in the forests. The bird life is diverse. Water birds, including pelican, are common while you are likely to hear, if not see, Pel’s fishing owl.