Camp Savuti is an intimate, tented safari camp in the prime wildlife area of the Savuti Marsh in the Chobe National Park. This traditional, understated camp is beautifully decorated with African-inspired woodwork, cattle skin rugs, and arts and crafts that give the camp an authentic feel.
There are 5 Meru-style tents that are raised on wooden decks with private verandas facing onto the Savuti Channel and the marshland beyond. The tents are set apart from each other and from the main lodge, offering privacy and peace for guests in their rooms. The emphasis of this camp is its natural appeal, and eco-friendly ethos, while maintaining a serene level of luxury.
The Savuti area is explored via game drive in 4x4 safari vehicles, which take guests up close to the exciting number of game species and predators that dwell in the marshlands. Bird watching and pure relaxation can be enjoyed from the deck, bar, or lounge.
Each of Camp Savuti's 5 Meru-style tents are equipped for comfort and make the most of the scenery with private verandas overlooking the river channel. Ensuite bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor bathing facilities with the open-air shower offering something unique and refreshing.
Twin or king-size beds have headboards and are adorned with pure cotton linen for comfort, while blankets offer extra warmth in cooler weather. There are safes in each of the rooms, so that guests can lock away any valuables should they prefer to. There are also shelves and hanging space for clothes.
Other facilities at Camp Savuti include the dining & bar area, as well as small deck located next to the channel, a perfect venue to unwind. There is a library, which guests can make use of if they like. The bar and boma facilities are available for convivial drinks around a fire.
The Savuti is a 5000 sq km region in the heart of the Chobe National Park that is secretly located away from the peak season crowds. It is the remote homeground of Camp Savuti, positioned on the banks of the Savuti Channel overlooking the famous Savuti Marsh.
Botswana is a highly sought after location for safari-lovers, and its diverse and beautiful ecology appeals to veterens and newbies alike. The seasons change the appearance of certain landscapes, and bring different animals into view.
The Savuti Channel used to flow as a hippo-filled river until 1982 when the water dried up and the riverbed remained dry and dormant for a period of 30 years.
The last few years has seen the river spring to life again and now the Savuti Channel feeds the marshlands, creating this unique and remarkable environment that attracts migrating zebra in summer who are intently followed by lions, making for a game-viewing paradise.
Travelling to Camp Savuti involves a light air transfer from Maun or Kasane (depending on guests' itinerary) to the Savuti airstrip in Chobe National Park.
It is an approximate 40 minute flight from either of the towns and the view from the aircraft over the beautiful Chobe becomes a part of the experience.
Upon arrival at Savuti airstrip, guests will be met by a representative from Camp Savuti and driven the last 20-40 minute journey to the camp.
This road transfer could be considered more of a game drive, as it traverses through the Chobe National Park and there is a likely chance of spotting any number of animals before even arriving at camp.