Tented camp overlooking Savute Channel
North-east of the Okavango are the Chobe, Selinda and Linyanti areas.The varied habitats created by these river systems make for an essential complement to an Okavango visit.
The 125 000 ha Linyanti concession borders the Chobe’s western boundary and is enormously rich in wildlife with an unrivalled atmosphere of remoteness and space. It is comprised of mopane woodland and along the Linyanti River, riparian forests and floodplains.It is also bisected by an ancient watercourse, the now flowing Savute Channel, providing a year round water source, complementing the Linyanti. The area is famed for herds of elephant that reach the world’s highest densities in the dry winter months. All other species are abundant and the Linyanti also plays host to a healthy population of cheetah and wild dog.
Savuti Camp is located on the Savute Channel, which for many years was a dry, wide-open ribbon of grassland snaking through the adjoining woodland. In 2008, the waters returned, and Savuti Camp now has front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted in its wake.The site of the camp is about 17 kilometres ‘downstream’ from the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the Channel.
Accommodation comprises seven large en-suite canvas-and-thatch rooms that are raised off the ground and face onto the Savute Channel. From the thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks towards the new waters that flow past the camp. Activities on offer are day and night game drives and nature walks with a guide.
Why we like it
- Predator activity
- Elephant herds in winter months
- Hides for game viewing
- Savute marsh & channel
- Varied habitats