Savuti provides front-row seats to amazing wildlife viewing and the mysteries of the ebb and flow of the Savute Channel waters. Perched high on the banks of the Channel, the camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory that has been both savannah and river over the last few years.
Whether experienced in a dry, wet or transitional phase, the area has always been renowned for its game viewing. It holds a magnetic attraction for elephants, amongst other plains game and predators. Large canvas-and-thatch tents (including a family unit) face the channel, and activities vary with the changes in the landscape.
INSIDER'S TIP: Get up close to elephants at the camp’s log-pile hide and watch as they play and quench their thirst at the small water pan.
Place: Savuti is set on the productive Savute Channel – a refuge for a variety of wildlife and a fascinating natural phenomenon. When dry, it is a rich feeding ground and corridor between the mopane woodlands for both plains game and predators. When the waters flow, game congregates around it in numbers. Activities include day and night game drives, guided nature walks (seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualifed walking guide) and boating (water levels permitting).
Accommodation: Seven canvas-and-thatch tents (including one family unit) and main area extend outwards on raised decks, facing the Savute Channel. A log-pile hide and a sunken hide provide unique settings to watch wildlife at the water's edge. Two nearby Star Beds – Southern Cross and Orion – offer the experience of an exciting sleep-out under the stars.
As of 01 August 2020, the camp configuration will change to a total of six tents (including one family unit).
Purpose: Savuti provides support to research projects and initiatives in the Linyanti, particularly with regards to the enormous elephant herds and their impact on the environment.
Unique Selling Points
- Exclusive access to the natural marvels of the Savute Channel
- Good game viewing including dry-season concentrations of herds and predators
- Diverse water- and land-based activities