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Savuti Camp

The Savuti Channel

Savuti Camp is situated in an isolated part of the Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel in northern Botswana. In the 1980s, the Savute Channel, deep, clear and harbouring hundreds of hippo and aquatic life, dried up, due to shifts in the Linyanti Fault system. What remains is an unusual and productive ribbon of grassland that serves as a corridor and feeding ground in the surrounding woodland for a wide variety of herbivores. An exciting development has been that in recent years the Channel has 'flowed' along varying distances of its length.

Savuti Camp is situated about 17 kilometres 'downstream' from the Zibadianja Lagoon - the source of the Channel; in the dry season the waterhole in front of camp is the only source of water over a large area and therefore offers excellent wildlife viewing.

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's grasslands. From the camp's thatched dining area and pub, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks towards the Channel, providing a wonderful view of the waterhole.

Explore the Channel and its environs through day and night game drives, nature walks with a guide (on request), and several well-positioned hides for safe, up-close animal viewing. Savuti Camp's 'wood-pile hide' at the waterhole in front of camp is famous for spectacular elephant viewing in the drier winter months.

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!

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