Savute Under Canvas

Savute, Linyanti, Botswana

At a Glance

  • Luxurious mobile safari camp in an incredible game-rich corner of Chobe National Park

  • Exceptional game viewing with large populations of leopard, lion and wild dog

  • Knowledgeable and passionate guiding by some of the best in the business

  • Enjoy your meals al fresco sat around an open camp fire, surrounded by the sounds of the African bush

  • Savute is perfect for anyone seeking a classic safari experience without compromising on quality

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Insider's View

The game viewing here is truly spectacular and the tented camp makes it feel like a truly authentic safari

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Savute Under Canvas or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti

Description

Savute Under Canvas is a luxury mobile tented camp in a remote corner of the Chobe National Park, where the game viewing is phenomenal. With five tented rooms, Savute Under Canvas is ideal for anyone looking for a unique and traditional safari experience.

The Savute Channel gave the area its name - a bit of a natural phenomenon, the channel was dry for 26 years leaving drought and dust behind. Only in the past five years has it begun to flow again, bringing water and life to the area, and filling the treacherous bog of the Savute Marsh.

This is a game rich area, huge herds of elephant roam through northern Botswana, large numbers of lion are also found here, one pride said to number 28 individuals. Savute and the surrounding Linyanti wetlands are well known for its dramatic predator interactions; the lion here have become famous for targeting elephant in their hunts. Perhaps most famously, the intensity of competition in Savute is best captured by Derek and Beverly Joubert in their National Geographic film: Eternal Enemies, following the lives of lion and hyena.

Savute Under Canvas is an authentic mobile camp offering the chance to explore this remote and unspoiled wildlife area. You can experience all the romance and adventure of staying in a traditional tented camp, knowing it has only been in its current location for less than a week, which really heightens the sense of exploration on your safari. However, despite taking you back to basics, the camp offers plenty of luxurious touches to make your stay comfortable.

The five tented rooms have a comfortable double bed, an en suite bathroom and a separate shower room with hot bucket showers. The main mess tent has a spacious living area and also a dining area if the weather does not permit you to dine outside. Most meals are spent around the camp fire with the sounds of the African bush all around you.

The service and guiding at Savute are excellent, you will want for nothing and come away with a truly memorable and authentic African safari experience.

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Accommodation

The tented rooms at Savute Under Canvas are a perfect blend of comfort and simplicity. Your walk-in tent has mesh windows which keep them cool during the day but can be closed up at night to keep you warm. Beds are comfortable double or twins, with plump pillows and fluffy duvets, with extra blankets for the cooler evenings. There are safari chairs where you can relax and enjoy watching the birdlife at the front of your tent, or unwind with a good book after lunch. To the back of each tent is an ensuite bathroom with a flush toilet and hot bucket shower. Considering the fact that the camp is moved every five or six days, this is a wonderfully comfortable camp, but don't expect lots of fancy frills. The focus is on being in a superb location for game viewing, excellent guiding and service.

Childcare

Savute Under Canvas is in the heart of the bush, in an area home to all large African mammals. The camp is un-fenced and is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Facilities

Savute under Canvas has a comfortable mess tent with a dining area although most meals are eaten outside, either in camp or at a suitable spot in the bush, in a shady spot in the heat of the day, or lit by lanterns by night.

Activities

Guests can enjoy game drives, twice a day in the open 4x4 safari vehicles with expert guides.

Experiences

  • Boat safari in the Okavango Delta

    Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.

  • Game Drives in Botswana

    Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

  • Helicopter ride over the Delta

    The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

  • Walking Safaris and Nature Walks

    Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.

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Location & directions

Savute, Linyanti, Botswana

Savute Under Canvas is located in the Linyanti wetlands, a remote corner of the Chobe National park in northern Botswana. Nearby is the Savute Channel which flows seasonally (but mysteriously unrelated to rainfall patterns).

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