Camp Savuti

With only five tents on offer, Camp Savuti is a small and intimate camp in one of Botswana’s legendary wildlife hotspots. The Savuti area of the Chobe National Park has long been the destination of choice for safari connoisseurs and documentary film-makers: its open woodlands and savannah teem with big game and big cats, and its waterholes are famous for their unedited drama.

Camp Savuti lies on the banks of the Savuti Channel, its waters now flowing after a 30-year absence. Morning and late afternoon game drives go in search of the area’s animals – docile bull elephants as well as battling lions and hyenas are Savuti’s ‘signature sightings’ but leopards, wild dogs and cheetahs are often seen and a summer zebra migration adds even more excitement.

The camp’s tented suites are raised off the ground and offer everything you need for a comfortable and intimate stay. Savuti’s setting at the heart of the Chobe National Park puts it equidistant between the Okavango Delta and the Chobe River, making Camp Savuti ideal for overlanders and travellers on a mobile camping safari.

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Highlights at Camp Savuti

  • Affordable luxury in prime position
  • Legendary game viewing destination
  • Morning & afternoon game drives
  • Ideal for overland itineraries

Fast Facts

The Tented Suites

  • Spacious Walk-in Tents
  • Shaded Viewing Deck
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Outdoor Safari Shower
Each of Camp Savuti’s five tented suites is raised off the ground and overlooks the now-flowing Savuti Channel. The walk-in tents are very spacious and feature an en suite bathroom complete with flush toilet and traditional outdoor shower. The interiors are simple but comfortable – beds are made up with quality linen and the viewing deck offers easy chairs in which to sit back and enjoy some ‘in-house’ game viewing.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge & Bar
  • Dining Area
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting Service
  • Comfortable Viewing Deck
  • Small Reference Library
One of the first public campsites to be privatised, Camp Savuti offers its guests the friendly atmosphere of its lounge and bar when not out on game drives. Overlooking the Savuti Channel, the lounge makes a great place to watch the sunset or catch up with safari stories before retiring to the fire pit for star gazing and late night drinks. The camp welcomes children, and a babysitting service is available.

Activities at Camp Savuti

  • Morning Game Drives
  • Afternoon Game Drives
  • Photographic Hides
  • Bird Watching
A setting on the now-flowing Savuti Channel gives Camp Savuti prime position in an area already famous for its game viewing. Guests can simply sit at camp or on their private viewing deck and watch elephants amble down to drink in front of them. But it is during the early morning and late afternoon game drives that guests will appreciate the singularity of Savuti.

Expert guides reveal its secrets, not least during the summer months when a zebra migration passes through and impala give birth en masse. Well known for its predators, Savuti also has a reputation for more unusual game sightings – desert species, rare predators, migrant birds … anything can happen on a Savuti game drive!

Rates 2017

  • Green Season 2017
  • USD420 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2017
  • USD535pp sharing
  • High Season 2017
  • USD635 pp sharing

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

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Accommodation, Botswana National park fees, All Meals, Teas/ coffees and snacks, Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits), Government taxes, Daily laundry services, 2 game viewing activities per day

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

A Single Surcharge is $250 per night and is only applicable to bookings during the Peak Season.


Camp Savuti is in Chobe National Park and has both tent cabins and camping sites. We stayed in the former. The main lodge is a thatched open sided building with siting and dining areas. The tents (on raised platforms with bathrooms and outdoor showers) are a short walk away. The guided game drives brought us close to lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests and more. The food and service were well beyond our expectations. This place is in the middle of nowhere and we the food was imaginative and beautifully served–well beyond what one would get in the US at a similar site. The manager, James, and his staff surprised my husband with a birthday party that included a group of singers and dancers, all high-level local choir singers. The next night, we were the only guests and, again, the staff surprised us with a private dinner under the stars next to the fire pit.
NancyJax Cambridge, Massachusetts

Camp Savuti is a great place to stay – outstanding location, excellent service, and the rooms are above average. The only worry is that the river has dried up again, and this may well affect the quality of the wildlife game drives once the animals begin moving away. Our guide KG was excellent – he just knew exactly what to do and exactly where to go – his safaris were really enjoyable.
Peter S Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

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