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Savuti Camp

Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

We like this camp’s size; it is tiny with only six rooms. The location is elephant heaven. With the first waters of the Savute Channel flowing now, the wildlife concentrations are even more impressive. 

Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. As part of a natural cycle, the waters of the Savute either flow strongly – a magnet for thirsty wildlife – or recede to leave behind a rich grassland. Regardless, both plains game and predators thrive, and exploring the length of the Channel and its associated woodlands is thus a highlight here.

This intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in six large, raised tents. From the camp's thatched dining area, elevated wooden decks extend out over the channel bed, with a small pool, fire pit and wonderful views along and across the channel.

Activities include game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers, hides, night drives and walks with an armed guard. Game in the area includes all of Botswanas big game, and is one of the best areas in the country to see predators. There are good concentrations of game in the area year round. A sunken hide faces the waterhole and allows intimate encounters with the animals as they drink, unaware of the people watching nearby.