The Linyanti wetlands is the name given for a huge area in northern Botswana demarcated by the Kwando river flowing south from Namibia which disappears into swamps, whence the larger Linyanti River emerges flowing north until it eventually becomes the Chobe. (And the Chobe then combines with other rivers to form the Zambezi.)

To the south is the even wetter Okavango Delta, and to the east are the arid woodlands of Chobe, both areas with little grass. The Kwando and Linyanti rivers provide enough drainage to produce the only true savannah ecology in the area. It is still befuddle by smaller ever-changing rivers, and it is much wetter than, say, the grasslands of the central Kalahari far to the south, but it is an unique wilderness not found anywhere else in the north.

Open grasslands scattered with Illala Palms stretch throughout the area attracting a wonderful variety of wildlife including elephant, hippo, lechwe, zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, kudu, tsessebe, roan, sable, buffalo and the ever present predators; wild dog, lion, cheetah and hyena.