- 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
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
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!
Woan 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
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019