Wilderness Savuti is situated in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve along the Savuti Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. As part of a natural cycle, the waters of the Savuti either flow strongly – a magnet for thirsty wildlife – or recede to leave behind a rich grassland.
Wilderness Savuti provides front-row seats to amazing wildlife viewing perched high on the banks of the channel. The camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory where both plains game and predators thrive, and exploring the length of this channel and its associated woodlands is thus a highlight here.
The intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in six canvas-and-thatch tents (including a family unit). From the camp's thatched dining area, elevated wooden decks extend out over the channel bed, with a small pool, fire deck and wonderful views over the channel.
INSIDER'S TIP: Get up close to elephants at the camp’s log-pile hide and watch as they play and quench their thirst at the small water pan.
An authentic and intimate safari camp with exciting front-row views of the geological marvel that is the Savuti Channel. Standing on the elevated wooden deck of Wilderness Savuti, one is able to admire the phenomenon of nature at work. Famed as the “stolen river” owing to its periodic vanishing waters, the Savuti Channel is a continually surprising spectacle. All from the creature comforts of well-appointed interiors chosen to complement geometric designs, and other décor elements such as locally-sourced African artefacts throughout the camp.
One family unit consisting of two bedrooms, each with their own en-suite facilities – with separate entrances, however, a shared outdoor deck. Wilderness Savuti is a charming home away from home; the wildlife is plentiful and varied, the natural history of the area fascinating, and great guiding ensures that the full offering can be enjoyed through a variety of activities. All of which is complimented by great food, friendly staff, and very comfortable rooms on your return to camp.
Bar, Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area. Both plains game and predators thrive, and exploring the length of the Savuti Channel, and its associated woodlands is thus a highlight here. With its enormous seasonal concentrations of elephant, Wilderness Savuti provides essential support to research projects and conservation initiatives relating to this species, as well as others.
A whole new safari experience begins after dark. Look out for nocturnal animals including lesser bushbabies, spring hares, aardwolf, servals, large spotted genets, and if you are extremely lucky, perhaps even pangolin!
Explore on foot, and observe the many signs of the wild from tracks on the ground, to the sounds of the wilderness around you.
* Weather permitting and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide.
This hide is the perfect place to spend your afternoon siesta hours. Elephant are often the star attraction here; either big elephant feet will obstruct your view, or watch out for the sprays of water propelled from their trunks!
The Savuti Star Bed, overlooking the Savuti Channel and facing the Zibadianja Lagoon, to the west, is the perfect place from which to view and photograph animals, and birds. An authentic and unique way to sleep-out under a crystal-clear African sky, experiencing a thrilling perspective of the African bush at night, surrounded by nature from this elevated platform.
Exploring the waters by boat can be undertaken in the morning, during midday, or as an afternoon activity. Boating is a wonderful way of seeing large numbers of waterbirds, and wildlife, attracted to the river and seasonal pans.
* Water levels permitting.
With the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve being an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA), birding is understandably outstanding at Wilderness Savuti, from slaty egret in the water to kori bustard in the dry areas.