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Savute Reserve

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Rich in grasslands, desert plains and volcanic hills, the Savuti (Savute) area covers nearly two thousand square miles of Chobe National Park.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw leopards, cheetah, lions and cubs as well as elephants, zebra, impala, giraffe etc. Not as busy as the area around Kasane.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Syd60
Reviewed July 18, 2019

In June it was very dry and sandy, so 4x4 are required. Use of a guide is recommended. Lovely stop/tea areas. Good sightings of elephant and birds.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rob M
Reviewed July 13, 2019

We spent two nights in savute. We saw lions, elephants, honey badger and lots of antelopes. Had a peaceful stay with good cooperation from DWNP and SKL

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tsito123
Reviewed July 1, 2019

The place is huge, and every part is different from the other. Savuti camp area: somehow crowded, a lot of roads, not many animals. Savuti marsh / end of savuti channel (which is bone dry again after 10 years flow), less roads, not many animals....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rajang
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Staying at the Savute Safari Lodge we did two gamedrives per day in this reserve. It is amazing how many different animals you can find an how close your guide can bring you to them. Having a sundowner close to a waterhole where you can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 1MarcoM47
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Watching animals and learning about the savanna ecosystem was exciting, educational and pure fun. Our guide was excellent, the room clean, cozy and safe, and the staff purely professional.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

Getting there is not for sissies, a 4x4 and some experience is required but once you're there, Savuti (along with Moremi, Chobe and Kruger Park) is in my personal top four. During our last visit we witnessed a wild dog chase-kill, what an experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank omegacon
Reviewed May 16, 2019

The Savute reserve is very rich in game. We were very lucky and saw 3 leopards. The landscape is beautiful and stunning. The bushman paintings are a bit of a challenge to find.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stalex24
Reviewed May 9, 2019

The Savuti Reserve is an animal abundant reserve. We saw 12 lions of the southern pride at one spot and the two alpha males the next day. We did however not find the northern pride despite hearing their roars at night. Also spotted 5 leopards,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed March 1, 2019

A relatively quiet park but with some great game sightings - as well as dozens of elephants, buffalo and hippos we were lucky to see a small pride of lions, a few giraffes and a leopard slinking through the Bush. Take a morning and an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kath C
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Kelly S
March 8, 2019|
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Response from limburg353 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of you have to protect youself against malaria with malerone and a spray is used in the morning and evening against mosquito’s which is avalable in your room
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Chris D
July 4, 2018|
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Response from Wally W | Reviewed this property |
The Savauti channel looked dry in June 2018, but lucky enough to see Mama hippo and her calf near the shore.
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February 25, 2017|
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Hello there. We did visit the area Zambia and Botswana last year september. We arranged everything with a specialist from the Netherlands. He fixed everything: from the lodges, the small airplanes for transport, the... More
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