With a fantastic setting on the banks of the Savuti river (located within a private game reserve and neighbouring the Chobe National Park), this exclusive tented camp is a nature-lover’s haven. Guests at Savuti Camp are spoilt with comfortable, stylish accommodation, great food, and the diversity of activities afforded by its prime location.


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Location

Savuti Camp owes its name to its location on the banks of the Savuti Channel. Found in a remote part of the private Linyanti Concession in northern Botswana, the area is home to an abundant variety of wildlife and birdlife. Elephant herds regularly cross by as they come to drink at the river’s edge, and guests have a chance to see leopard, cheetah, giraffe, lion and antelope among other species.

The Savuti is accessed via light-aircraft transfer from Maun or Kasane, each lasting only 40 minutes. Guests will then be escorted on the 20-40-minute drive to the camp itself, during which they will pass through the Chobe National Park.

Facilities

The main building is an open-sided wooden structure with a thatched roof, blending seamlessly into the natural environment. The lodge contains a snug lounge and library, curio shop, and a large dining/bar area with extensive views across the bush. Wrapping around the exterior is a grand observation deck that takes in the surrounding grasslands as well as the riverbanks. An outdoor boma area offers an alternative, outdoor dining space, and there is a fire pit where guests gather for pre-dinner drinks. Guests can cool off in the plunge pool, or relax on the sundeck.

Rooms

Savuti Camp has seven spacious tents (including one family tent with two bedrooms) dotted along the riverbanks and interconnected via wooden walkways. Each is elevated off the ground and surrounded with decking to take advantage of the fantastic river-facing views. Rooms are tastefully decorated in rustic-chic style, with impressive four-poster beds and comfortable seating. The en-suite bathrooms come complete with twin copper basins.

Activities

Home to fantastic game-viewing, the camp offers morning, afternoon and evening game drives in open-top 4×4 vehicles. Professional guides also run daily guided nature walks. Canoeing trips along the river offer a different perspective on the area. You’ll even find suitably positioned hides for observing the area’s dense wildlife and birdlife.

Other activities include catch-and-release fishing, boat trips, and even the option of sleeping out in one of the camp’s “star-beds” (elevated open-air bedrooms overlooking the river), where you will be served a private dinner.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Olympus binoculars in each of the game drive vehicles for guests to share
Water based activities in boat (water levels permitting)
Guided nature walks, on request and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide
Birding in an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA)
Fishing on a catch and release basis (season permitting)
Southern Cross and Orion – Star-Bed experience
Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience
Laundry service

When to go

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WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Wildlife will begin to move closer to the riverfront as the clear skies dominate. The rains fade, and midday temperatures are more pleasant. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so it is advisable to pack some warm clothes.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Wildlife will begin to move closer to the riverfront as the clear skies dominate. The rains fade, and midday temperatures are more pleasant. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so it is advisable to pack some warm clothes.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with good game sightings becoming more likely. Midday temperatures are average around 25°C/77°F, the mornings can be surprisingly cool at around 11°C/52°F, so be sure to pack a warm fleece.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with good game sightings becoming more likely. Midday temperatures are average around 25°C/77°F, the mornings can be surprisingly cool at around 11°C/52°F, so be sure to pack a warm fleece.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate. Midday temperatures begin to rise and can at times be hot. Morning remain surprisingly cool.

Botswana has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from October through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. As Botswana is predominately a safari destination we would generally recommend visiting during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility.

Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, large flowing rivers and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

There are also two significant exceptions to the above rule of thumb; Kalahari Desert and the Makgadikgadi which come into their own during the wet season as wildlife moves in to take advantage of the fresh, lush grass.

Temperatures can be very high in and around the wet season; when the sunlight is at its strongest, however nights can be cool to sub-freezing throughout the year. So, don’t forget to pack warm clothing!

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate, the landscape has now become quite parched; ultimately making this the perfect time for game viewing. Midday and night temperatures are climbing, with midday temperatures becoming hot, averaging 29°C/84°F in August and 33°C/91°F in September. Mornings remain surprisingly cool, so do pack something warm.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Game viewing can be spectacular during October; however, temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with midday temperatures over 40°C/104°F not uncommon. We suggest early morning starts during this time to make the most of the cool temperatures!

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

The first rains arrive, usually in the form of sharp afternoon showers. The temperatures still however remain very hot, while the humidity adds a level of discomfort. Game viewing can still be great, but just be prepared for a little heat.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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