Savuti Camp lies within a 308 000 acre concession that borders Chobe National Park’s western boundary. This area is enormously wildlife-rich with an unparalleled atmosphere of remoteness and space. Views stretch out over the swamps towards Namibia in the North.
The concession is divided by the Savuti Channel with Mopane woodlands, riparian forest and floodplains, all bringing a great diversity of animal species for guests to see. The reason for the sporadic flowing of the channel is likely due to tectonic shifting as the Okavango was also created in this way. In 2008 the channel began flowing again but has subsequently dried up. When there is water it brings an influx of birds, antelope and the highest density of elephants imaginable during the winter months.
Plains game is abundant as herds of zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and lechwe search for water. Predator sightings are common with lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah all competing for prey that comes to drink. Sable and Roan antelope can sometimes be sighted in the thickets along the swamp edges.
With just 7 tents Savuti Camp is intimate and warm. The rooms are comfortably decorated with king size beds and stunning en suite bathrooms. The main area has a fire area and lots of chairs for sitting and watching as wildlife wander past. A small swimming pool is well used in the hotter parts of the day. Morning and evening game drives are just some of the activities for seeing the abundant wildlife of this area and the diversity of species is quite astounding.
All the tents are connected by raised wooden walkways ensuring game uninterrupted access to the waterhole and sightings could not get you closer than the main deck. The Linyanti concession with its different habitats and seasonal water makes it a camp that will far exceed you expectations for a safari.
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For further reading on the Okavango Delta visit the UNESCO site.