Savuti was the third of three camps we visited on our Botswana safari and, although the others were excellent to good, it was definitely the highlight: best accommodation, best guide (thank you, Tshope!) and best wildlife sightings. We were up-close-and-personal with – among other animals – lions, leopards and a pack of wild dogs eating the impala they’d just run down. Then there was the hippo crossing the road just in front of our Land Rover and the elephants helping their baby to cross the channel. All spectacular. The managers, Abby and Connie, were charming and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The staff were great – especially the barman, who didn’t like to see any empty glasses! We were lucky enough to be there to help celebrate Botswana’s 47th year of independence, of which they are very proud and which involved traditional singing and dancing (by the staff!) around the fire and a special meal. Altogether highly recommended. I would also highly recommend Real Africa, though whom we booked the trip and who managed to satisfy all the demands of two couples with some different ideas travelling together.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing on the raised wooden deck of Savuti, one is able to marvel at the phenomenon of nature at work. Just beneath this remote safari camp flows the enigmatic Savute Channel, until recently a dry grassland. In 2008, the waters returned and as a result game concentrations are particularly high in the dry winter season. A thatched main area and viewing deck take in the scene, while exploring the length of the Savute and its associated woodlands by boat or vehicle is a highlight here. • 7 tents (1 family) • day and night game drives • guided walks • boating • hides ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Savuti Camp Hotel Chobe National Park
- Wilderness Safaris Savuti Camp Botswana/Linyanti Reserve