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Savuti Camp

Chobe & the North

Rating: Deluxe    

Savuti Camp overview

Set within the Linyanti Concession in northern Botswana, Savuti Camp, operated by Wilderness Safaris, is in front of the spectacular Savuti Channel, an area rich in game and predators. This channel goes through natural cycles of being completely dry (often for many years) and then having flowing waters. These attract abundant game, but even in dry cycles, as now, there is water at certain times of year making this a rich feeding ground for plains game (with accompanying predators) as it is a savannah corridor between mopane woodlands. 

The Linyanti is home to large concentrations of wildlife, especially in the dry winter season. Roan and sable antelope, giraffe and large numbers of elephant can often be seen, as well as predators including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog. Even the rarely-seen aardvark and aardwolf can be spotted here. There are day and night game drives and guided walks to enable you to fully explore the area. Game viewing from the various hides around the camp is another popular option.

There are just seven tents in this camp, which is one of just three camps in the 1,250km² Linyanti Reserve. Savuti Camp provides very comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities. Five of the bathrooms are within the tents and two tents have bathrooms with wonderful open fronts facing onto the Savuti Channel. Each tent is raised off the ground on a wooden deck. The camp has a thatched lounge, dining area and bar on a raised wooden deck, and an attractive plunge pool and sundeck, plus a firepit for pre and post-dinner drinks.

Photographs courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.


Open: Savuti Camp is open all year.

Location: The camp is located on the banks of the dry Savute Channel in a private concession in Linyanti. 

Rooms: There are 7 spacious walk-in tents built on individual platforms and topped with a high thatch roof.  One is a family unit.  The en-suite bathroom has twin hand basins, a flush toilet and a shower. All tents have large windows make the most of the superb views.

Activities: Activities here centre around game drives exploring this private reserve. Game drives also operate at night giving the opportunity to see some nocturnal animals. Guided walks in the savannah and into the mopane forest offer another perspecitve. Guests staying 3 nights have the opportunity to enjoy a sleep-out under the stars.

Facilities: These main building houses the lounge and dining room. It is open sided and has a high thatch ceiling. There are separate decks for the plunge pool and firepit. The lodge offers a complimentary laundry service.

Dining: Meals are enjoyed communally either indoors or alfresco.

Children: Children aged 6 years and upwards are welcome, those between 6 and 12 will require a private vehicle. They need to be kept under supervision at all times as the camp is unfenced.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no interent or mobile coverage here. The camp communicates with head office via radio.

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John Hughes

"Great spot and very picturesque now that the waters have returned - probably the best of the three camps overall but a close thing!"



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