Savuti is just a magical place. The tents are beautiful and very large. The only negative was an ant problem that was really bad. They were in the pipes and so they were crawling all over the faucets and shower, but the can of Doom provided took care of it. Otherwise the tent was amazing! Beautiful wood floors, ceiling fan and mosquito netting in bed. The porch overlooks the Savuti channel and it provides perfect viewing for the elephants that cross every day. Make sure to ask for a thermos in delivered with your wake-up in the morning so you can have the tea or coffee from the tea tray in your room.
The food was amazing, if they have the cheese bread eat it and eat a lot of it! Monday nights is the dinner in the Boma with a wonderful performance by the staff. Warning, no silverware allowed and the men eat first. But the mess is so worth it! The food was really good.
The staff was so sweet! Smiles on every face and they were equally as interested in us as we were in them. So many interesting conversations. It was during a siesta conversation at the bar when Keene asked me if I had ever seen an elephant. When I said not in person, she replied "On Televison?" I told her that I had seen them live in the Zoo, and then something incredible happened, she said she had heard of a zoo but asked me to explain it. Why would she know a zoo? The entire conversation happened as we watched a herd of elephants cross the channel and then have some lunch on the trees in front of us. Magical.
The landscape was an awesome mix of water and open plains. We saw a pride of 16 with an amazing large male lion. 2 leopards mating was a rare and incredible sight. They can off road so we were able to follow the them for about an hour. Hippos and more elephants than you could dream of. One day we chose to go fishing instead of a game drive. The purpose was not to see game but instead to see birds, frogs and so forth and also to get a different perspective. It was really fun and their was something incredible about having sundowners while watching an amazing sunset over the Savuti channel.
Stay at Savuti, it is really a magical place. We wish we could have spent more time here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CAMP SAVUTI“WHERE YOU SURELY EXPERIENCE THE BEST”Camp Savuti is an intimate 10 bedded tented camp. With one tent being the honey moon suite for newly weds. Each luxurious tent boosts of an en-suite bathtub, an open shower for sheer African sky exposure and an air conditioning system which cools you down from the welcoming heat of Africa.All 5 spacious tents sit on a platform and have a large balcony overlooking the Savuti channel providing a marvel of peaceful tranquality and memories to always remember.ACTIVITIESActivities include spectacular game drives into the Savuti marsh, forming an unbelievable life basket of all animals of wings, horns and paws.You will also enjoy watching famous giant elephants coming to drink on a steady gait and the spectacular birdlife and the ever overwhelming sightings of cats and dogs of the wild. ... more less