Savuti Camp

Named after the river that it sits beside, Savuti Camp lies in the remote Linyanti Concession from which the Savuti Channel emerges and eventually spills into the Savuti Marsh some 30 kilometres away. Dry for nearly 30 years, the Savuti Channel now flows all year, attracting great numbers of animals during Botswana’s long and increasingly arid winter – the result is a wildlife paradise.

A private concession setting enables Savuti Camp to offer activities not permitted in the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park. Night drives augment morning and afternoon drives; guided walks are offered along with boating and fishing when water levels allow. Savuti Camp also has an elevated hide located away for camp – perfect for wildlife photographers and bird watchers, and it can also function as a sleeping venue for a night out in Savuti!

Savuti Camp’s seven tented chalets lie along the Savuti Channel and offer armchair game viewing from the comfort of their private deck. One of the tents is a four-sleeper family unit, which along with children’s meals on request makes Savuti Camp one of the most family-friendly in the Savuti region. Savuti Camp is best visited during Botswana’s long dry winter when elephant numbers increase dramatically; bird watchers will want to visit in summer when this IBA (Important Birding Area) lives up to its reputation as a birding paradise.

Savuti Camp Rating

4.5 / 5 (from 90 votes)

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  • Private setting on the Savuti Channel
  • Fantastic game viewing & birding
  • Game drives, guided walks & seasonal boating
  • Four-sleeper family tent & kids’ meals available

Fast Facts

The Luxury Tents

  • Elevated Position & River Views
  • Private Deck
  • En Suite Bathroom & Outdoor Shower
  • Four-sleeper Family Tent

Each of Savuti Camp’s seven tented chalets sits on the banks of the Savuti Channel and enjoys broad views from the easy chairs on its viewing deck. Inside, a netted four-poster bed takes centre stage and an en suite bathroom offers comfort and convenience. One of the chalets is a four-sleeper family unit – a master bedroom plus an adjoining bedroom with two single beds – while another option is to overnight in the camp’s hide, set away from camp and transformed into a lamp-lit haven for adventurous travellers!

Savuti Camp Facilities

  • Swimming Pool & Sun Loungers
  • Dining Area, Lounge & Bar
  • Curio Shop & Library
  • Photography Hide
The camp’s main dining area and lounge are raised off the ground and afford grand views over the Savuti Channel and its surrounding grasslands. Guests can make use of the reference library and curio shop as well as the swimming pool, complete with sun loungers and views of the river. After a round of evening drinks next to the fire, dinner is served in the elegant dining area or under the stars on the viewing deck. Set away from camp, a photography hide completes the range of facilities, and thanks to its bedrolls and mosquito nets, it can be turned into an overnight option for an unforgettable experience.

Activities at Savuti Camp

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Night Drives & Guided Walks
  • Boating & Fishing In Season
  • Bird Watching

A setting in the private Linyanti Concession enables Savuti Camp to offer a more comprehensive safari experience than camps located in the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park. Morning and afternoon game drives are standard but spot-lit night drives and guided walks with expert trackers add to the experience. When water levels in the Linyanti wetlands are high enough, boating and fishing excursions are offered, an extra twist to a Savuti safari.

Linyanti is good for big cats (lions and leopards in particular) and has a name as a haven for the highly endangered wild dog. The late dry season (August to October) is especially rewarding as huge herds of thirsty buffalo and elephant arrive. And as an IBA (Important Bird Area), the Linyanti has an international reputation for bird watching and rarely disappoints. There is a great mix of species and raptors are especially noticeable, while the summer bird watching ranks among the best in Southern Africa.

Rates 2016 & 2017

  • Green Season 2014
  • USD 736 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2014
  • USD892 pp sharing
  • High Season 2014
  • USD1451 pp sharing
  • Green Season 2015
  • USD736 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2015
  • USD892 pp sharing
  • High Season 2015
  • USD1451 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Please Note: Surcharge applies to Christmas Holiday. Contact Us!

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Savuti Camp accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne

Excludes: Scheduled and / or private inter-camp flight costs, Premium Drinks, Tips, gratuities and items of personal nature

A Single Surcharge is $268 per night and is applicable to bookings during all seasons.

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Savuti Camp on 27/06/2014 rated 4.5 of 5