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Savuti Camp
Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is a beautifully built safari camp overlooking the Savute Channel, right in the heart of Wilderness Safaris private Linyanti Concession. 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 which 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 safari camp offers wooden flooring and raised walkways, and the central area is a large, open-sided, thatch and wood structure decorated with typical Botswana basket work and artefacts. The dining area, elevated bar and large viewing deck offer great views, often with masses of elephant visiting the camps permanent waterhole. Savuti 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 Savuti Channel around you.

The Linyanti Concession is a private reserve; allowing Savuti 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.

Savuti Camp
Savuti Camp
Savuti Camp

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 Savuti Camp for the private access to the Savuti 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 performance.

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

Savuti Camp

Property Details

Location
Linyanti Private Concession, Savuti Channel, Botswana
Accommodation
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
Activities
Safari, Bird Watching, Night Drives, Walking Safari, Helicopter Scenic, Sleep Out, Boating (Water Levels Dependant)
Available Services
Credit Card, Laundry Service Complimentary
Included
Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Curio Purchases, Helicopter Scenics, Gratuities
Why Savuti Camps?
Classic Understated Botswana Camp, Superior Wildlife Viewing

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