Savuti Camp is set in front of the spectacular Savuti Channel, an area rich in game and predators. Between 1980 and 2008 the Channel had ceased flowing, making this area an important corridor and feeding ground, with the waterhole attracting large numbers of animals. However, in 2009 the waters returned and the Channel is now flowing again, swallowing up the well known waterhole. Guests at Savuti have the privilege of watching the returning animals adapt to this new environment. The deep, clear waters are now home to hippo and abundant aquatic life as well as large numbers of birds.
There are just seven tents in this camp, which is one of just three camps in the 1,250km² Linyanti Reserve. Savuti Camp was completely rebuilt at the start of 2007, and the dining area has been repositioned to make the most of views of the Savuti Channel.
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 dining area, bar and plunge pool, all on raised wooden decks, and a curio shop.
The area around the camp is home to large concentrations of wildlife, especially in the dry winter season. Roan and sable antelope, giraffe and large numbers of elephant can be seen, as well as predators including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog. There are day and night game drives and guided walks to enable guests to fully explore the area. Game viewing from the various hides around the camp is another popular option.
Photographs courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.
Open: Savuti Camp is open all year.
Location: The camp is located on the banks of the Savute Channel in a private concession in Linyanti. The channel was dry for a long period, but in 2009 the waters began to flow again changing the wildlife dynamics of the area.
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 river 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 along the river bank and into the mopane forest offer another perspecitve. Guests staying 3 nights have the opportunity to enjoy a sleep-out at the hide.
Facilities: These main building houses the lounge, bar and dining room. It is open sided, facing the water and has a high thatch ceiling. Out on the raised deck is the pool, also with views over the water. 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.
"Great spot and very picturesque now that the waters have returned - probably the best of the three camps overall but a close thing!"