The two reserves in the area; the Linyanti and the Selinda are broadly similar in size and topography but with the Linyanti having a higher proportion of varied mopane woodland, a favourite with elephants, and strips of riparian forest and flood plains along the banks of the Linyanti River. The Selinda features more floodplains and lagoons, including the Zibadianja which is the source of the Savute Channel.
Both though support a variety of fauna and flora including lechwe, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe together with their rarer cousins such as roan, followed by the usual predators including wild dog. Bird-life here is particularly abundant with Arnott’s Chat, Collared Palm-Thrush and colourful flocks of Carmine Bee-eaters, the signature species.
Seasonal zebra and elephant migrations add further drama to the region. The Linyanti is a must visit region for any safari.
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