At a Glance
Morning and afternoon game drives in open 4X4 vehicles accompanied by an expert guide
Relax by the swimming pool in the heat of the African day
Guided game walks along the banks of the channel and into the mopane forests
Explore the now flowing Savuti Channel, a mecca for all the wildlife in the area
Savuti also has a family suite for those traveling with children
Go to Savuti in September and October for the most incredible elephant viewing.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Have a chat with the General Manager, Newman, who has some superb stories of him time in the bush.Sian Frost
Look out for the Bateleurs leading you to the nearest kill. There are so many in this area showing just how full of predators it is.Sian Frost
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Savuti Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti
Savuti Camp lies on the Savute Channel in northern Botswana, a famous waterway in a thrilling state of flux. For a quarter of a century, the Savute Channel was dry, creating wide-open grassland, home to both quantities and varieties of wildlife and a legendary predator's enclave. In 2008, the waters returned, and Savuti gained front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted in its wake. Each year the water levels are uncertain in this area but as of March 2017 the water has returned to Savute channel for the enjoyment of the resident game life.
The game viewing from the camp is remarkable, with views onto the waterhole close to the camp. Sightings of large numbers of animals from the camp are not a rarity. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful views surrounding the camp from the comfort of the cool plunge pool.
The seven 'Meru' style tented rooms are all uniquely designed and raised off the ground on wooden decks facing the channel. The camp also has a raised thatched dining area and bar, curio shop and a boma area for outdoor dining.
Game concentrations here are high, particularly in the winter dry season, and apart from abundant plains game, species such as roan and sable antelope, southern giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, black-backed jackal and wild dog may also be encountered. In winter, this area can also be excellent for the sought-after aardvark and aardwolf, which are big ticks on anyone's mammal lists!
This intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in seven large walk-in tents that are raised off the ground and face onto the Savute Channel. There is also a larger 'family' tent with two bedrooms.
The camp welcomes children over the age of 8 years. Food and meal times can be adapted to suit younger guests and babysitting can be provided on request. There is a two-bedroom family tent.
The camp has a beautifully thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit, extend outwards on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view of the Savute Channel and its wildlife. There is a viewing 'hide' from which to spot game and birds.
Activities are based around game viewing; guests can explore the Savute Channel and its environs throughout the day and night with game drives, nature walks with a guide (on request), and several well-positioned hides for safe, up-close animal viewing. Savuti Camp's former 'wood-pile hide' in front of camp is now part of the flowing Savute and famous for spectacular elephant viewing in the drier winter months.
Location & Directions
Savuti Camp is situated in the Linyanti Reserve along the Savuti Channel in northern Botswana. Savuti camp is built about 17 kilometers "downstream" from the source of the Savuti. The channel stopped flowing in 1980 and what was a Hippo-filled river, is now wide, open grasslands.
When to go
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.