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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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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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