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Savute Under Canvas

Chobe & the North

Rating: Modest    

Savute Under Canvas overview

For a real nature and wildlife enthusiast there's nothing better than camping out under the stars by night and setting out on safaris by day. At Savute Under Canvas you'll be doing just that. You stay in an authentic walk-in safari tent, far from spartan with its comfy bed, full bedding, en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and hot bucket shower. This is fully serviced camping, so you'll be waited on and attended by an experienced and professional crew including a skilled cook who will constantly impress with his culinary creations.  

The emphasis is firmly on nature. From the moment you wake up to the sound of birdsong as the dawn light floods in through the mesh window, to the early morning game drive in search of Savute's waking game, the exciting afternoon drive and finally after dinner drinks around the camp fire beneath a star-filled sky. It's a wonderful way to spend your days.

The camp is simple in compositon: five guest tents arranged a short distance away from each other for privacy, and a central tented area where you can relax during the middle part of the day, chatting, reading and simply enjoying the scenery. Meals are freshly prepared and the aromas of cooking will set your tastebuds tingling, and provide more than enough nutrition for your day.      


Open: Savute Under Canvas is open all year.

Location: This mobile, fully serviced camp moves between various private campsites in the Savute region of Chobe National Park every 5 days. The camp is served by the Savute airstrip followed by a drive of between 30 and 60 minutes varying according to its precise location.

Rooms: There are 5 traditional walk-in safari tents. The canvas front can be rolled down at night, and during the day it is raised to reveal a mesh curtain that can be unzipped in the centre and the flaps fastened back allowing direct access to the shaded veranda with its 2 safari chairs. There are mesh windows along both sides of the tent, a comfy bed, and an en-suite bathroom with jugs of water and a bowl for washing, a bucket shower for which staff bring hot water and a flush toilet. Bedding and towels are provided.

Activities: You’ll have 2 game drives each day, early in the morning and late in the afternoon, the latter incorporating sundowner drinks and nibbles.

Facilities: There’s a mess tent where meals are served, though many are eaten out in the open, and with seating where you can unwind and sit out the heat of the day. You’ll have a selection of drinks to choose from, and a few reference books to leaf through. After dark the camp fire is the venue for dinner and post-prandial drinks and conversation. 

Dining: Meals are eaten together as a group in the mess tent or outdoors in the open.

Children: Children aged 12 years and over are welcome. Tents cannot sleep 3, so children will not be able to share a tent with both parents. Camp sites are unfenced, therefore it is essential that children are kept under close supervision at all times.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no internet access or mobile phone signal. The camp manager communicates with head office using a satellite phone.

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