- Private concession
- Peaceful, waterfront location
- Strong, seasonal game viewing
- Helicopter excursions
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.
- Abundant dry-season game viewing
- Tranquil waterside location
- Wide range of activities
- Stunning lagoon location
- Superb dry-season wildlife
- Boat cruises and fishing
- Superb game viewing
- Excellent predator action
- Vehicle and walking safaris
- Spectacular birdlife
- Exclusive, luxury camp
- Water and land-based safari
- Maximum 8 guests
- Spectacular wildlife
- Beautiful waterfront location
- Spectacular wildlife
- Boat trips and fishing
- Exclusive Selinda location
- Strong Game viewing
- High end camp
- 9 tented villas
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023