Savuti Camp

Chobe National Park, Botswana

On Request

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Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is located on the Savute Channel, which for many years was dry, wide-open ribbon of grassland snaking through the adjoining woodland. In 2008, the waters returned, and Savuti Camp now has front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted in its wake.

UNLEASH IT: WITH FRONT-ROW SEATS TO VIEW THE ABUNDANT GAME THAT CONGREGATES IN SAVUTE CHANNEL.

 

We Love
  • The Camp partially funds two MSc studies examining the presence of a very large elephant population in the concession and its possible impact on vegetation and other animal species.
  • Although Botswana allows hunting in the concession, the camp has decided to forfeit approximately US$1.2 million per annum in hunting quotas in preference for photographic safaris.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.
  • Sleep outs can be arranged at the elevated hide with a minimum 3 night stay.
  • The Camp has 220v generator and a 220V inverter power used for lighting and fans in each tent 24hrs/day.

The Review

Since 2008, the Savute Channel has became a deep, clear waterway. Today it harbours hippo and aquatic life with myriad varieties of waterbirds. Wildlife, from plains game to a plethora of predators, has had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it has brought with it.

It is impossible to say yet whether the waters will persist or begin to recede in earnest as much of this will depend on the next summer rains - but while it lasts, at Savuti Camp there are front-row seats for each drama that is played out.

Your Stay
Accommodation comprises seven large en-suite canvas-and-thatch rooms that are raised off the ground and face onto the Savute Channel. From the thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks towards the new waters that flow past the camp.

Wildlife
Game concentrations here are high, particularly in the winter dry season, and apart from abundant plains game, species such as roan and sable antelope, southern giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, black-backed jackal and wild dog may also be encountered. In winter, this area can also be excellent for the sought-after aardvark and aardwolf, which are big ticks on anyone's mammal lists!

Experience
Explore the Savute Channel and its environs through day and night game drives, nature walks with a guide (on request), and several well-positioned hides for safe, up-close animal viewing. Savuti Camp's former 'wood-pile hide' in front of camp is now part of the flowing Savute and famous for spectacular elephant viewing in the drier winter months.

Getting There

The Savuti Camp is located in a Private Linyanti Concession in Northern Botswana. It is set along Savute Channel, 17km from its source bordering the Chobe National Park to the east. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 45 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane also takes 45 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but allow additional time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

 
Savuti Camp Chobe National Park, Botswana