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Savuti Camp

Linyanti, Botswana

Savuti Camp is a comfortable camp situated in the Linyanti Reserve along the Savute Channel in northern Botswana. There are seven walk-in tented rooms, all raised on stilts to accentuate the fantastic views of game and grasslands surrounding the camp.

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

Wildlife, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Go to Savuti in September and October for the most incredible elephant viewing.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 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 has front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted in its wake.

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

Linyanti, Botswana

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 during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) 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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Savuti Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Linyanti

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