The marshlands of the Linyanti Swamps melt into the grassy shores and riparian forest of the Chobe Enclave, a 2500km² concession nestled between the Chobe National Park and Linyanti wetland in northern Botswana. Although considered part of the national park, the enclave has been partitioned off. Because of this only one safari operator is allowed to make use of the land within its boundaries, promising a safari experience without the crowds of Chobe National Park.
The marshlands teem with life, reminiscent of the activity around the Chobe River but undisturbed by multiple safari vehicles and gawking tourists. The dry winter months afford excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with the enclave’s resident elephants. The local predators - including lion, leopard and wild dog - amble amid the nearby woodland, eyeing the zebra and impala quenching their thirst at the water’s edge. The summer rains bring an impressive number of winged species, making the enclave ideal for bird-watchers and photographic enthusiasts when the game-viewing recedes somewhat as the wildlife moves south.
Visitors can view wildlife in a variety of ways in the concession, either on foot in three-day-long walking safaris, by boat, or by vehicle and at night. Four accommodation options are available in the enclave and are conveniently accessible by air. The Chobe Enclave and its tented-camps and lodges offer an unparalleled and intimate African safari experience.
- Almost 2500km² in size, the Chobe Enclave is a concession between the park and Linyanti Swamps providing an exclusive and intimate safari experience
- Only one safari operator can operate in the concession, ensuring excellent and uncrowded game-viewing opportunities
- The concession has four accommodation types - only one being permanent
- The concession allows for game-viewing to occur on foot, by land, or boat