Situated on what was for almost 30 years a dry grassy plain in the southern part of the Linyanti Concession, Savuti Camp now finds itself on the banks of the now-flowing Savuti Channel. Always an area of great wildlife sightings, the presence of permanent water has tranformed the area of Savuti, also spelled Savute, into possibly one of the best game viewing destinations in Southern Africa. Expect large numbers of elephant plus many species of antelope and classic African animals such as giraffe, buffalo and warthog. There's a summer season zebra migration that passes through the area and the bird watching is fantastic but the ace up the sleeve is the abundance of predators - lion, spotted hyena, cheetah, leopard, wild dog and jackal are all commonly sighted. Activities at Savuti Camp include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, close-up game viewing from hides, night drives and walks with an armed guide.
The camp’s main area is raised high on wooden stilts overlooking the channel and passing animals. The thatched dining area, bar and comfortable lounge area spills out onto a large, shady wooden deck with a small swimming pool. There is also a curio shop for gifts for those at home. Congregate around the campfire at night for a couple of drinks and the chance to swap stories of the day's best wildlife sightings.
Explore the Savute 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 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.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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