FROM $ 745 PER PERSON SHARING
- Single supplements and child discounts may apply
- Price varies with seasonality and room options
- Indicative price is for low season
- Wilderness Safaris
Savuti Camp is situated in a remote part of the Linyanti Concession along the Savute channel. This intimate camp is raised off the ground and faces directly onto the channel, providing a wonderful view of the deep, clear waterway that abounds with hippo and other aquatic life.
What makes Savuti Camp special?
The Savute channel has perplexed experts for years. It stopped flowing between 1980 and 2008, creating an unusual stretch of grassland, but then, just as mysteriously, began to flow again in 2008. Today it is once again a deep, clear waterway that abounds with hippo and other aquatic life. Two-thirds of the Savute Channel lies within the concession, giving guests exclusive access to its abundant game and natural marvels.
The 125 000 hectare Linyanti concession is connected to the Chobe National Park on its south eastern side. The concession is dominated by mopane woodlands, meandering rivers, marshy plains and open grasslands. During the dry season, massive herds of buffalo, elephant and a variety of antelope emerge from the mopane forests and move towards the Linyanti River and the surrounding marsh-lands. The game viewing here is absolutely fantastic all year round, peaking in the dry season with the arrival of thousands of elephants and other big herbivores. The predators follow naturally follow in their wake, and this area is superb for watching the interaction between lions, leopards, wild dogs, hyena and their prey. Bird life is fantastic, especially in the wet months when the migrants return to their annual summer feeding grounds.
The 7 luxurious tented suites are scattered along raised wooden walkways that connect each intimate unit to the main camp. The communal area has a thatched bar, and a lounge and dining area that are perfect for relaxing during the heat of the day. The camp’s pool offers guests a chance to cool off in the midday heat, or soak up the African sun while sipping a cold cocktail.
The small library is great for curling up in and getting stuck into a good book. If shopping is in order, the curio shop is well stocked with lovely hand crafted items representing the local cultures of Botswana. At night the fires on the fire deck are lit, and warming your hands while swapping tales from the day is a perfect way to set the scene before dinner in the outside ‘boma’.
Early morning and evening game drives are offered daily, waking up at daybreak to head out for a drive. After returning to camp for a delicious brunch, the rest of the day is completely up to the individual to relax, swim, have an afternoon snooze, head out for a guided walk to enjoy some of the smaller curiosities of the reserve on foot, or plan a fishing expedition on the clear waters of the river. Afternoon tea signals the start of the afternoon and evening activities. Guests can head out on an evening drive to experience the reserve by spotlight and watch the predators at their most active, or enjoy an evening sundowner cruise on the boat as an alternative to a game drive, watching animals and birds along the banks of the Savuti. Returning to camp, the fires are lit and dinner is either served under the stars in the ‘boma’, or in one of the covered dining areas.
There are 2 separate, raised sleep-out decks set in a secluded spot away from the main camp, where the snorting of hippos, the territorial roar of lions and the whooping of hyena will send you to sleep under a canopy of twinkling stars.