The Savuti is a region within the heart of the Chobe National Park that is tucked away from the peak season crowds at the Chobe riverfront. It is the remote homeground of Camp Savuti, positioned on the banks of the dry Savuti Channel and close to the famous Savuti Marsh.
Camp Savuti epitomises the Botswana safari experience. From rewarding game viewing opportunities to the authentic tented accommodation, this is the traditional way to spend time in one of Africa’s most superb wildlife regions.The Savuti Marsh, fed by the Savuti Channel, has developed a reputation over the years as one of the world’s premier predator viewing areas, boasting one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent.
The area is renowned for its large population of bull elephants and visiting Camp Savuti offers the chance to witness the interaction of the resident predator population. Famed for being the home of the elephant-killing Marsh pride of lions, the bloodline is still evident in the area. To be in the company of the most well-documented lineage of lions and to observe their sheer power, is amazing. These lions have had to adapt to extremely challenging conditions and are therefore notably dominant and powerful.
Camp Savuti is an intimate camp of 5 Meru tents accommodating a maximum of 10 guests in true bush comfort. The tents have been positioned to ensure privacy and a modest level of exclusivity throughout the camp. Each tent sits on a platform, with views over the Savuti Channel. The tents are large and spacious with en-suite facilities and views from each deck.
The Savuti is one of the best regions in Africa to see the rare and endangered African wild dog. These canines live and hunt in packs and collectively, they are some of the most efficient hunters in the world. Lions are abundant in the area. Years ago, Savuti lions formed huge prides and worked together to take down elephants as prey, and although this behaviour is not seen often anymore, it does happen on occasion.
Other frequently seen predators are hyena, cheetah, and leopard. The Savuti boasts a population of elephants quite unlike any other. There is an abundance of zebra during the rainy reason that arrive in huge herds with the sole purpose of feasting on the lush grasslands. They are accompanied by an array of herbivores, like kudu, impala, wildebeest, warthog and hippo.
The Chobe National Park as a whole boasts over 450 species of birds, both resident and migratory species. The Savuti Marsh is a 10 000 sq km area and alongside its rich wildlife population, the birdlife is very well represented.