Review of Camp Linyanti & Camp Savuti

Posted by Walter Kohrs

The Author was an Australian Client Rob B. that loved the safari and traveling with family and friends (8 clients in total). Please read the review from him below:

“In the interests of constructive criticism I will say a few things, but please know we had a fabulous time with great staff, facilities and food. Special mention should go to our guides KT and Pony Oddballs), OP at Linyanti and KG at Savuti. Oddballs was awesome in every way.


A beautiful sunset over the Linyanti Swamps.


Review of Camp Linyanti

Linyanti was great and OP did a great job. The new boat made the trip, and the sunset cruise on this was one of the highlights. I was surprised to find out the drive from Linyanti camp to Savuti was the same time as the drive to the Linyanti airstrip. Having said that, the drive from Linyanti strip to Linyanti camp was one of our best game drives for the diversity of game and birds. (Follow the Link to Camp Linyanti)


Camp Fire and great sunset at Camp Linyanti.


Review of Camp Savuti

Savuti was the tour highlight for me. The swamp was incredible, with zillions of ellies, buff and all the rest (even Sable a long long way off). KG was sensational and our best guide. While the camp was heinously hot and dusty, the drives were amazing. (Walter’s Comment: During very dry season)


Predators sighting on game drive at Camp Savuti.

On a couple we saw the big 4 in one drive (minus the Rhino, which we knew we could never see) and managed to see leopards on 4 drives and man lion. I am really glad we had 3 nights there. The channel makes the place, and I am not sure how it would be if the channel were to dry up, so it would be worth keeping track of.” (Follow the Link to Camp Savuti)


Elephant directly in front of Camp Savuti.

Read more:
Leopards in Botswana & Where to Go
Where to see Wild Dogs in Botswana
Tips to book an Affordable Botswana Safari
Going Fishing in Botswana

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Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.


We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.