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Savute Camp Botswana
Savute Camp Botswana

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.

Wildlife is often seen coming down to the water to drink, and you can expect to watch a relatively steady stream of elephants throughout the day and night, but the real treat is the camps prized log-pile hide. When conditions allow, the hide gives guests access to eye-level viewing of these magnificent animals as they feed, drink and play in the Savute Channel around you.

The Linyanti Concession is a private reserve; allowing Savute Camp guests to conduct night drives, and the open 4x4 safari vehicles are allowed to drive off the road, enabling guests phenomenal close up views of what the African savannah has to offer. Catch and release fishing is permitted on the permanent waterways and boating is generally possible depending on water levels.

Savute Camp Botswana
Savute Camp Botswana
Savute Camp Botswana
Savute Camp Botswana
Savute Camp Botswana
Savute Camp Botswana?

There's also the exciting option of pre-arranging a sleep out in one of the game-hides. These are elevated wooden structures, offering a bed, complete with mosquito net, and dinner can be arranged in advance. You'll be completely safe with your guide sleeping nearby.

Safari Guru recommends Savute Camp for their private access to the Savute Channel, which offers incredible predator viewing. Highlights of this area include the Channel Pride of lions, known for their daytime hunting antics, offering countless hours of entertainment for those affording the patients of waiting out for a chance of witnessing this truly unique African spectacle.

Importantly, one should not confuse this area with the similar named area around the Savute Marsh. This area falls within the Chobe National Park and operates very differently with different safari outfits.

Contact Safari Guru for Savute Camp prices, and more information on other classic safari camps in Botswana, or camps in the Okavango Delta that connect well with Savute Camp, such as Little Vumbura, Chitabe Camp and Setari Camp.

Savute Camp Botswana

Property Details

Linyanti Private Concession, Savute Channel, Botswana
7 Raised Suites
Guest Room Facilities
Safe, Charging Points, Writing Desk, Verandah, Fan, Tea & Coffee
Camp Facilities
Pool, Bar, Library, Private Safari Vehicle, Curio Shop
Family Policy
Children 6 years and older. 1 family suite accomodates 4 people in total. Private vehicle is required if children under 13
Safari, Bird Watching, Night Drives, Walking Safari, Helicopter Scenic, Sleep Out, Boating (Water Levels Dependant)
Available Services
Credit Card, Laundry Service Complimentary
Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Curio Purchases, Helicopter Scenics, Gratuities
Why Savute Camp Botswana?
Classic Understated Botswana Camp, Superior Wildlife Viewing

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