With such a wide variety of mammals, predators are sure to follow, including lion, cheetah, hyena, leopard and other carnivores. Linyanti also provides a stronghold for the endangered African wild dog. Nocturnal species of animal include aardwolf, lesser bushbaby, serval, spring hare, (large spotted) genet and occasionally the elusive pangolin!
There are three main features of a Linyanti safari. The Linyanti River weaves through the area, leaving a myriad of pools and lagoons along its shore where hippo, crocodile and an abundance of bird species, and can be observed whilst on safari. Toward the interior of Linyanti are the spectacular mature woodlands. During the dry winter season massive herds of elephants roam amongst the towering mopane and leadwood forest. Two thirds of the Savute channel, famous for its sporadic water flow and amazing variety of wildlife and bird species along its banks, is located in Linyanti Reserve.
Other aspects of the concession include floodplains, grasslands, exotic palm islands and scrub vegetation. The entire region harbors one of the densest, dry season concentrations of elephant in Botswana. It has been estimated that Linyanti must have several thousand elephants roaming around at any one time, and it is not hard to understand in this day and age of conservation, this phenomenon has become one of the main attractions for a northern Botswana safari experience.