Camp Savuti (Chobe National
The Savuti has developed a reputation over the years as a
prime area to view predators in Botswana, especially lion
and spotted hyena. The Savuti lies within the Chobe National
Park and boasts one of the highest concentrations of
wildlife on the African continent.
The Savuti Channel itself was a river and in 1982, it
abruptly stopped flowing. The event was so unusual, it was
extensively covered by various wildlife documentaries. Then,
in 2010, the Savuti starting flowing again!
In 2009 the Botswana Government decided to privatize
numerous “public campsites” and Ren and Connie Mbulawa were
of the first Botswana citizens to own such a campsite.
Camp Savuti is a small, intimate camp of 5 Meru tents
accommodating a maximum of 10 guests in comfort and style.
The tents have been positioned to ensure privacy and a
modest level of exclusivity throughout the camp and each
tent sits on a platform, with stunning views over the Savuti
The tents are large and spacious with en-suite facilities
including flush toilet and safari shower.
In the guest areas, there is a comfortable and intimate
lounge, bar and dining area overlooking the Savuti Channel.
Game Viewing / Activities:
The game viewing offered by Savute is an experience not
to be missed, especially if you are visiting in the summer
months, after November’s first rains when thousands of
animals are drawn to the area. Savute’s highlights are its
concentrations of lion and hyena, as well as its leopard,
cheetah, black-backed jackal and the many lone elephant
bulls, usually seen frequenting their favorite ‘watering
The summer zebra migrations, an awe-inspiring spectacle
of up to 25,000 animals trooping through Savute in search of
the rain-ripe grasslands to the south, is determined by the
rains but usually occurs between November - December and
again between February - April when the zebras migrate back
north to the Linyanti. In short - Tracking Savute’s game on
morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari
vehicle, excellent birding, exploring the sweeping
grasslands of the dry Savute Marsh, visits to the Gubatsa
Hills to view the ancient San rock paintings.
From $420 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.