The northern floodplains – Kwando, Linyanti & Selinda

The vast open plains of northern Botswana teem with predators, elephants and buffalos and yet there are comparatively few lodges in the large private concessions in this area – resulting in extremely private safari experiences. The area is fed by the Kwando and Linyanti Rivers, which converge into the Selinda Spillway, a marshy area (also fed by the Okavango flood waters) which attracts large concentrations of wildlife and birds.

The area has an excellent reputation for lions, leopards and cheetahs, and wild dogs are frequently seen as well. In addition, this is a good area to see the rare roan and sable antelopes. Wildlife is present throughout the year, but particularly during the dry months of May to October, when many animals emerge from the surrounding mopane woodlands to drink at the rivers and wetland areas. Predator action during the dry months is probably the best in Botswana, if not Africa.

Kwando Botswana lodgeLodges in the floodplains and savannah of Kwando offer fantastic wildlife encounters. © Simon Espley

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