Linyanti Swamp

Linyanti Swamp

 

Location: border between Botswana and Namibia

Area:n275 000 acres (111 288 hectares)

 

Description of Linyanti Swamp

 Linyanti Swamp is a wetland biosphere formed around the Linyanti River that is also known as a Chobe River. Linyanti Swamp is located on the border between Botswana and Namibia and covers an area of 900 square kilometers. On a Botswana site Linyanti Swamp is protected by the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that covers an area of 275 000 acres (111 288 hectares). The banks of the river is lined by tall papyrus plants with forests of marula tree and giant ebony. Fauna of the Linyanti Swamp include elephants, crocodiles, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, lions, zebras, wildebeests and many other species.
 
Keep in mind that area of Linyanti Swamp is a malaria infested so take proper medications for prophylaxis of this disease. It is especially true during the rainy season between November and March when humid hot environment breeds malaria mosquitoes. During May to October months when the Dry season comes to the region water level drops and most of the game in the area gather in large hoards around the river ways of the Chobe River.