Place: Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, set on the productive Savuti Channel which is famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. As part of a natural cycle, the waters of the Savuti Channel either flow strongly – a magnet for thirsty wildlife – or recede to leave behind a rich grassland. Regardless, both plains game and predators thrive, and exploring the length of this channel and its associated woodlands is thus a highlight here. Activities include day and night game drives, guided nature walks (seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide), and boating (water levels permitting). The stylish Savuti Star Bed, overlooking the Savuti Channel and facing the Zibadianja Lagoon, to the west, offers an amazing sleep-out experience under the stars.
Accommodation: This intimate camp’s en-suite accommodation is in six, canvas-and-thatch raised tents (including one family unit), all with front-row views of the channel. From the camp’s expansive thatched main lounge, dining and bar areas, elevated wooden decks extending out over the channel bed, a small pool for refreshment, and fire deck for evening stories – being largely open to the bush – all ensure remarkable wildlife sightings. When the waters are low, a log-pile hide in front of camp provides a perfect setting to watch wildlife at the water's edge.
Purpose: The Savuti Channel is a fascinating natural phenomenon, and a refuge for a variety of wildlife. When dry, it is a rich feeding ground and corridor between the mopane woodlands for both plains game and predators. When the waters flow, game congregates around it in numbers. Savuti Camp, therefore, provides support to various research projects and initiatives in the Linyanti, particularly with regards to the enormous elephant herds and their impact on the environment.
Unique Selling Points
- Savuti Camp's home is the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, including 47 exclusive-use kilometres of the renowned Savuti Channel
- Sleep-out at the stylish Savuti Star Bed, overlooking the Savuti Channel and facing the Zibadianja Lagoon, to the west – for a romantic experience under the stars
- Impressive wildlife viewing including dry-season concentrations of herds and predators, leading to magnificent water- and land-based activities