Savute Camp is a beautifully built safari camp overlooking the Savute Channel, right in the heart of Wilderness Safaris private Linyanti Concession, in northern Botswana.
The channel, a sporadic and unusual watercourse, either flows strongly in the wet years or remains dry altogether, leaving the camp overlooking a rich grassland that attracts wildlife from across the region. Regardless of water levels, both plains game and predators thrive here and exploring the length of the channel, and its associated woodlands (riverine forest and dense mopane) is a highlight and offers a remarkable safari experience.
This classic and authentic safari camp offers wooden flooring and raised walkways. The central area is a large, open-sided thatch and wood structure decorated with typical Botswana basketwork and artefacts. The dining area, elevated bar and large viewing deck offer great views, often with masses of elephants visiting the camp's permanent waterhole. Savute lends itself to good old-fashioned hospitality, and a busy fire pit provides excellent warmth and atmosphere as we have come to expect from a top-class African bush lodge.