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Linyanti Ebony

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- Private concession
- Peaceful, waterfront location
- Strong, seasonal game viewing
- Helicopter excursions

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Linyanti Ebony is a small, exclusive tented camp within the private Chobe Enclave concession in the Linyanti region of northern Botswana. This area attracts a dense concentration of wildlife, particularly during the May/October dry season, with excellent opportunities for viewing elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra and giraffe, plus occasional sightings of the elusive leopard and wild dog.

An hour’s drive from Saile Airstrip, the camp overlooks the Linyanti River and surrounding marshland, and its waterfront position is ideal for birdwatching and encountering the occasional visiting elephant or hippo. The camp’s location in the private concession means vehicle congestion is considerably reduced compared to nearby Chobe National Park.

Constructed on raised decking overlooking the marsh, the camp’s main area is comfortably furnished in a traditional style. Guest areas include a dining room, lounge, and bar, and communal style meals take place either indoors or around the campfire. There is also a small plunge pool.

Activities include day and night game drives, guided walking safaris, and birdwatching. Boating, fishing (catch and release), and traditional mokoro canoe excursions are offered, subject to seasonal water levels. Between April and November guests can take to the skies in breathtaking helicopter flights.

The camp accommodates 10 people in three canvas Meru-style tents, each sleeping two, with one family unit which sleeps four. The spacious tents are well-appointed with twin beds, a wardrobe, writing desk, and sofa, although electrical charging points are only available in the camp’s main areas. All tents have mosquito nets and ensuite bathrooms with flush toilets, showers and basins with hot and cold running water. Outside is a private veranda with seating and lovely views of the wetlands.

Children aged seven and over are welcome at Linyanti Ebony, with discounts for under 12s. The tented family unit has a double bed and two singles in adjoining rooms, and the ensuite bathroom contains a bathtub and shower. This particularly spacious tent can also be hired as a honeymoon suite on request. Linyanti Ebony is available for exclusive group hire, subject to a minimum of eight guests. Note there is a minimum age restriction of 16 years for walking safaris, with nature walks around camp offered as an alternative. The camp is unfenced, and while it’s unlikely for animals to approach humans or tents, adult supervision is essential at all times.

Linyanti Ebony offers a traditional bush camp experience in a waterside setting, and is an excellent choice for travellers wishing to combine comfort and tranquillity with a wide range of activities.

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  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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