For an experience of botswana bush at its best this camp ticks all our boxes. Being able to switch off from day to day stuff and just relax... excellent accommodation, exceptional meals, caring and attentive lodge staff, game drives with Joe all together made us feel so welcome and ready to return again as soon as possible. This is not a fenced area so animal sitings are varied, elephants, Buffalo, hippo daily, a special night of lions roaring in the distance. Remember safaris are not for the faint hearted, be prepared to experience the Botswana heat but a sundowner overlooking the Linyanti plain is priceless!
We spent two nights at the Linyanti Bushcamp. It was meant to be three but we needed to leave at very short notice because of the Corona virus outbreak. I am so glad we had the opportunity to spend time in this wonderful place. We loved every minute. The location and facilities were excellent and the staff were all extremely courteous and friendly. Our guide was 007 James and Cassie was our housekeeper. The food was delicious, and we saw lots of animals close up thanks to James's tracking and driving skills.I really hope we might be able to go back one day to finish our visit
I visited Linyanti Ebony 12-15 March 2020. This was my second stop on the Essence of Botswana and Zambia Safari. I arrived at the camp via helicopter! Thanks Sam! I thought it would be hard to top the first stop but LE was up to the challenge. Esse and Lebo are outstanding! I couldn't ask for a better guide and hostess! Thanks for making my first safari memorable and for helping me to change the narrative on Africa.
Stunning lodge in heart of Botswana by the Linyanti Marsh. Everything was expertly done. The facilities were first rate and the Staff amazing. All the meals and amenities were perfect. The game viewing was amazing. Esse was the best guide. Fantastic lodge.
Want a nice compromise between roughing it in a tent and a too-luxe experience that would spoil the kids? Want to go “off the grid”? This is the perfect alternative! Does not feel like Kruger “Disneyland” or a curated park - so the guides have to work extra hard to track down the animals. The effort to engage with you over meals is part of the Africa Bushcamps signature - not part of our thorntree experience The worst wifi out of all 3 camps (it doesn’t work well when it rains or when it’s cloudy and its only available at the gift shop 😮) Early March is probably the perfect time for birds although very green and lush - which makes it difficult to track down animals. Hornbills and “roadrunners” greet you at every turn. Glowbugs light yo the nights. Passing showers even in mid March but they blew over very quickly. Amazing camp for elephants which you can find in the evenings. Animals we saw:(many more but can’t recall all now) Giraffes Lions Leopard Ground Hornbills Baboons (esse calls them badboons) Zebra Elephants (my absolute fav and the encounters with them are the highlight of my trip) Leopard Turtle Dung Beetles Hippos Crocodile Request: Please make the accommodation more luxe or provide a luxe option to do this location we more justice 🙏 Pros: The people! Lebo and Esse are both amazing - such hospitality! Esse is hands down the best guide I have encountered on multiple trips to africa that include &beyond and even Singita camps. Esse knowledge and determination to somehow track down all the elusive animals really made the kids first safari trip “perfect” Chef Yum Yum- we loved your food! In the green season - we somehow managed to see every single animal linyanti had to offer Cons: Many insects everywhere! Even in our beds! Water smells odd and shower drainage poor - it did feel completely at odds with prior accommodation thorntree also part of africa bushcamps Tip: Ask for Esse as your guide - you absolutely won’t regret it …