Shinde, Khwai & Linyanti – 10 days safari
Explore Northern Botswana natural wonders in the Okavango delta & Chobe enclave in full: Shinde Lagoon in the North of the Okavango delta, Khwai community area on the edge of Moremi Game Reserve, and Linyanti swamps in the Chobe enclave. Enjoy the finest luxury tented camps while discovering Botswana amazing natural spots & abundant wildlife.
Safari operates:All year round
- Khwaï community area in the Okavango Delta (Botswana)
- Shinde Lagoon in the Okavango Delta (Botswana)
- Linyanti Game Reserve in the Chobe enclave (Botswana)
- Safari starts in: Maun (Botswana) and ends in either Maun or Kasane (Botswana)
Both locations are accessible from Johannesburg International airport with Air Botswana.
Check out our detailed map with regional access information.
- Safari Duration: 10 days
- Safari operates: all year-round.
- Group size: Minimum 2 persons sharing, maximum 8 to 10 persons per group.
- Children: are accepted from the age of 7.
Itinerary at a glance:
- Day 1 – 4: Shinde Lagoon, Okavango delta,- Shinde Camp (3 nights)
- Day 4 – 6 : Khwai Community Area - Moremi / Chobe: Khwai Tented Camp (3 nights)
- Day 6 – 8: Linyanti Game Reserve, Chobe Enclave - Linyanti Bush Camp (3 nights)
Detailed safari Itinerary:
Day 1 – 4: Shinde Lagoon, Okavango delta – Shinde Camp (3 nights)
On arrival into Maun, you will be met and transferred by private charter to Shinde camp where you will spend your first three nights.
The camp: Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde lagoon, teeming with animal and birdlife. The main camp’s unique tree house made of a multi-tiered raised dining/lounge area under canvas, set amongst the shade of ebony and mangosteen, complements the atmosphere of this original safari camp.
Shinde comprises of eight twin bedded classic safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! Each tent, strategically positioned, offers splendid views, whether across the Delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands. Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request.
The area & activities: Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, having the ideal location affording both water and land activities throughout the year. Powerboats or mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Delta. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, specially designed vehicles together with a personal guide. Guided walks are also available for the more adventurous. For the fly fishing enthusiast, Shinde offers fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tiger fish.
Day 4 – 6 : Khwai Community Area - Moremi / Chobe: Khwai Tented Camp (2 nights)
After an early morning activity at Shinde Camp you will game drive through to the airstrip where you will connect with your charter flight to Khwai airstrip. Upon your arrival at Khwai airstrip you will game drive through the concession area to Khwai tented camp for the next three nights of your safari adventure.
The area: Khwai is a private community run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve along the river Khwai. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. The river is the sole source of water for miles around attracting wildlife from afar. As this is community run all proceeds from tourism go directly to help local people and local projects through the Khwai Community Trust. This being a community concession, guests are privy to night drives which are usually not permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserve.
The vegetation here is quite different from the Western section of Moremi where great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands occur in close proximity to open grasslands and the Khwai River.
Wildlife encountered include lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, as well as a multitude of other animals, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, hippo and giraffe to name a few. Read More »
Activities: Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you an opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. There is the added opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness on foot and enjoy an up close personal encounter with the varied flora and fauna in the area.
The camp has the romance of a mobile camp, where there are no permanent structures and everything can be removed to leave the wilderness exactly as we found it, having little or no impact on the environment. You will enjoy spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, with beds and private en-suite bathrooms in this remote wilderness area. This camp is furnished with bucket showers under the stars. Your toilet is also ensuite and is a flush toilet for your convenience. Read More »
Day 6- 8: Linyanti Swamps, Chobe Enclave - Linyanti Bush Camp (2 nights)
After an early morning activity at Khwai tented Camp you will game drive through to the airstrip where you will connect with your charter flight to Saile airstrip. Upon your arrival at Saile airstrip you will game drive through the Chobe Enclave to Linyanti Bush Camp for the next three nights of your safari adventure.
The camp: Linyanti Bush Camp is a small, intimate 12 bedded tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve, which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The camp is limited to small exclusive groups who seek a personalized experience in a private concession away from the main tourist’s routes. Read More »
Activities from the camp consist of game drives, walking, spot lighting and hides. This safari camps provides the perfect atmosphere for an authentic and wild safari experience. Read More »
The area is best known for its large populations of Elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, and a number of the plains game can be enjoyed at Linyanti. The rare and elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile can be found in the surrounding marshes. The Linyanti Swamps are one of the most attractive areas in the park as it is the only source of water in the dry months where a lot of the wildlife moves to, boasting a great diversity of game and a restful atmosphere. The area’s relative remoteness makes it a favored wild safari destination and one of the best sought after areas in Northern Botswana. The area also offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its enormous herds of elephants which move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive. Read More »
Day 8: Linyanti Bush Camp – Maun / Kasane
After a delightful activity at Linyanti Bush Camp, you will game drive through to the Saile airstrip for your charter flight to Maun or Kasane airports, for your onward travel arrangements.
From US$ 6.420 per person (all inclusive).
You save up to $570 for a couple!
All-inclusive policy: Our rates are per guest for the whole safari and include: accommodation based on 2 persons sharing, all meals, all beverages except premium imported spirits and champagne, national parks entry fee’s, game activities during the safari, road transfers and charter flight transfers. as stated in the itinerary.
See details in our Rates & conditions page.