Why Go to Savuti?
Savuti Botswana is simply too good
In the south of Chobe National Park lies the wild and game-rich Savuti (often spelled Savute). One of Botswana’s wildlife hotspots, the Savuti Region is known in particular for its exceptional predator sightings. Famously large prides of lion and packs of hyena hunt on the open grasslands, leopard patrol the woodlands, and it’s one of the best places in Botswana to see wild dog.
Ten years ago the Savuti Channel was dry, and most of the tooth-and-claw action centred around artificial waterholes. Then in 2010 this unpredictable river started flowing once again, dramatically transforming the Savuti Region: the marsh is a watery paradise once more, large herds of elephant and buffalo crowd the riverbanks, and the birdlife is nothing short of phenomenal.
The best way to see Savuti’s predators, herds and birds is on a guided game drive. All of our recommended Savuti camps and lodges offer both morning and afternoon drives. As for the lodges; take your pick from a handful of small, eco-sensitive camps most of which overlook the Savuti Channel. This puts you right at the heart of the action so between drives you can relax, drink in hand, watching wildlife at the water’s edge.
Like most safari destinations, game viewing in Savuti reaches its peak during the dry winter months. But early summer is also an excellent time for a Savuti safari; especially around November and December when the annual zebra migration passes through the area. Imagine the sight of vast herds of zebra converging on the grassy plains, with opportunistic predators hot on their hooves.
For even more excitement, combine your Savuti safari with game drives, mokoro safaris and river cruises in the Okavango Delta and Chobe River. Shared charter flights quickly and conveniently whisk you from one safari destination to the next, or you could even travel overland between the Savuti and neighbouring Linyanti Region. Contact one of our well-travelled safari experts to find out more.