Savuti lies in the heart of the Linyanti reserve in the far north of Botswana. Once dry, the Savute channel is currently running, beckoning you to marvel at this incredible ecosystem. Savuti is an intimate camp of seven raised tents and a low-water hide- a favourite playground for cavorting elephants. Explore on land or by boat along the channel before dreaming away the African night in a unique starbed, waking up to the dawn chorus of birdsong and surrounding animal life.
Located on a sporadic watercourse, Savuti Camp is now exposed to a flowing Savuti Channel once again where previously only a waterhole existed from which the wildlife would come to drink their fill.
Featuring Botswana basketwork, Savuti Camp’s main thatched dining area and open sided lounge with high thatched ceiling lead to elevated wooden decks extending out over the channel bed. A welcome firepit is perfectly located to appreciate the scenic views across the channel within which large pods of hippo and countless bird species establish their homes. A comfortable bar area invites guests to relax and get acquainted with their surrounding natural environment. A small library has a collection of interesting books to read and the viewing deck boasts an elevated swimming pool with sun loungers.
All seven tents (including one family tent) have beautiful wooden floors and their own deck area from where they have views of the river. The rooms have lovely ensuite bathrooms, a lounge area and tea/coffeemaking facilities and they also offer complimentary wi-fi services.
Relish in the magic of a night spent under the African sky by pre-booking one of two-star beds available at Savuti. An exclusive way to take in the heady African night atmosphere.
Savuti offers night drives where guests have a chance to spot wildlife not normally seen during the day. Night drives also offer an opportunity to spot the many nocturnal bird species that this area is renowned for such as owls, coursers and nightjars.
Bird enthusiasts will be in their element since the Linyanti concession is a world recognised Important Birding Area and includes a myriad of species to be ticked off on your birding lists- both Okavango specials, such as slaty egret and wattled crane, as well as the drier mopane woodland species, such as the racket-tailed roller and coqui francolin. Guided walks can be arranged with the lodge and knowledgeable guides will introduce you to tracking methods used in the bush as well as the smaller variety of animals, not normally seen from the height of a game drive vehicle.
The ground level hide at Savuti which can be enjoyed when water levels are low propels one almost into the elephant herds as they splash and cavort in the water.
Scenic helicopter flights over the delta are available at an additional cost.
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