Linyanti Wildlife Reserve comprises a wealth of landscapes – from marshland and lagoons to open grassland and riverine forest. This variety of scenery is home to an equally diverse array of wildlife species, allowing you to spot elephant, giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and zebra on game drives, as well as a large population of wild dog. Head down the river for an ever-changing outlook and a wealth of bird species to spot.
Game Drives and Wildlife
Join expert rangers as you explore the reserve’s grassland, marshes and woodland on game drives, likely spotting the huge density of elephants that reside here, along with many other game species – including lion, leopard, giraffe, buffalo, cheetah, zebra and more. Large concentrations of wild dog can also be found in the reserve, with July and August an especially great time to spot them as young pups often emerge from their dens.
Explore the striking Linyanti River by boat. You may pass a range of game species and the area’s famed elephants on the shore, while the reeds are ideal for numerous species of birds, ranging from the fish eagle to waterfowl, stilts, storks, plovers and herons. Cruise at sunset and experience the breathtaking beauty of the river dappled with orange.
The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve can be visited year-round. From February to April, there is the opportunity to see the zebra migration. The most popular time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season from May to October when the seasonal floods also allow water-based game-viewing.
Your Luxury Travel Specialist will advise the best travel arrangements according to your bespoke itinerary.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net,
www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.