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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills
Explore the unique and haunting Savute landscape, with its enigmatic Savute Channel.

At Savute Under Canvas, luxury mobile safari tents with ensuite bathrooms (with flush w.c. and steaming hot bucket shower) are positioned at secluded sites in a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park.  Spend nights under canvas close to nature in the landscape of the African night.

Secluded campsites in the wildlife haven of Savute provide a base for up close and personal adventure and discovery.
Carefully positioned as close as possible to the resident game, enjoy the simplicity of camping in one of the top wildlife areas in the world.

Camps move to a different site every five or six days. This is a true African experience, with campsites in remote areas where guests can expect to see few other people or vehicles. 

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    Explore the area on your morining and afternoon game drives.
    Dine beneath the stars with friendly butler service.
    Photograph the majestic baobab trees that loom over the reserve.
    Perfect for nature lovers, seasoned bush lovers, repeat travellers, photographers and birders.
    Enjoy the rustic charm of camping combined with the comfort of full service, a flush toilet and a steaming hot bucket shower.
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    SUMMER (OCTOBER-APRIL)
    Daytime temperatures above 30˚C / 86˚F

    WINTER (MAY-SEPTEMBER)
    Night-time temperature rarely drops below 6˚C / 42˚F
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    BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
    All year round
    RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN
    Children over the age of 12 are welcome at &Beyond Savute Under Canvas
    GUEST SAFETY
    The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
    LODGE AMENITIES
    5 safari tents,Ensuite bathrooms (with flush toilet and steaming hot bucket shower)
    LANGUAGES
    English
    WILDLIFE
    Lions, elephant, hyena, African wild dog, antelope, waterbuck, kudu, impala
    CURRENCY
    Botswana Pula
    CAPACITY
    5 rooms, 10 guests
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WHAT SETS US APART

  • Region of the Chobe NationalPark
  • The rustic charm of campingcombined with the comfort of full service, a flush toilet and a steaming hot bucket shower
  • Massive baobabs that loom majestically over the reserve
  • Leopard sightings, as well as rare and fascinating wild dogs
  • Known for the enigmatic Savute Channel, which flows and dries up intermittently, independently of rainfall, vastly changing the nature of the region; the Savute Channel is currently flowing for the first time in almost thirty years
  • Healthy population of lion, which have become known for hunting elephant
  • Open plains with vast herds of plains game
  • Lion, zebra and wildebeest

LODGE FLIGHTS & ROAD TRANSFERS

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  • Summary of Offers
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    2018 Offers Saving 1-6 Jan 7-31 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov 1-10 Dec 21-31 Dec 2017 Offer
    Long Stay: 4-5 nights (High) 5% pp per night Y Y Y Y Y Long Stay: 4-5 nights (High 5%)
    Long Stay: 4-5 nights (Low/Mid) 10% pp per night Y Y Y Y Y Y Long Stay: 4-5 nights (Low/Mid 10%)
    Long Stay: 6+ Night (High) 10% pp per night Y Y Y Y Y Long Stay: 6+ Night (High 10%)
    Long Stay: 6+ Night (Low/Mid) 25% pp per night Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Long Stay: 6+ Night (Low/Mid 25%)
    Honeymoon Offer 25% per couple Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Honeymoon Offer (25%)
    Fly Me over Botswana
    (Sandibe at a Supplement)
    Up to ,910 pp per itinerary Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Fly Me over Botswana
    (Sandibe at a Supplement)

    Y= Offer Available
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  • icon Rates 2017
  • icon Rates 2018
  • icon Table of Fact
  • icon The Camp
  • icon Terms
  • icon Wildlife
  • icon Signature Offer
Details 1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 1 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 1 - 3 Nights / per person per night sharing USD 570 USD 695 USD 570
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 4 - 5 Nights / per person per night sharing USD 515 USD 660 USD 515
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 6+ Nights / per person per night sharing USD 430 USD 625 USD 430
Details 1 Jan 2018 -2 Jan 2018 2 Feb 2018 - 31 Marc 2018 1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 1 - 3 Nights / per person per night sharing USD 595 USD 480 USD 595
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 4 - 5 Nights / per person per night sharing USD 535 USD 430 USD 535
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 6+ Nights / per person per night sharing USD 445 USD 360 USD 445
Details 1 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 1 Nov 2018 - 2 Jan 2019 3 Jan 2019 - 10 Jan 2019
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 1 - 3 Nights / per person per night sharing USD 725 USD 595 Closed
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 4 - 5 Nights / per person per night sharing USD 690 USD 535
Savute Under Canvas (Tents) 6+ Nights / per person per night sharing USD 655
USD 445

3 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018 : Closed

TABLE OF FACT
NUMBER OF ROOMS 5 VEHICLES Semi-open 4x4 safari vehicle with fridge
MAXIMUM GUESTS 10 CREDIT CARD Not accepted
CHILDREN 12 years and older SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Yes
TRIPLES Not available WEATHER Botswana has hot, wet summers
from October to April. Winters
(from May to September) are
dry and cool and nights can be
chilly.
TWIN BEDS All convertible to double RAINFALL Rainfall occurs from October or
November until March
INDOOR SHOWERS Yes TEMPERATURE Summer: Average of 18 ̊C to
32 ̊C/64 ̊F to 90 ̊F, although
temperatures can rise over
40 ̊C/104 ̊F
Winter: 8 ̊C to 21 ̊C / 46 ̊F to
70 ̊F; temperatures can drop to
0 ̊C / 34 ̊F at night and in the
early mornings
OUTDOOR SHOWERS   No BEST TIME TO TRAVEL Year-round
PRIVATE W.C Yes MALARIA Camps are situated in malaria
areas and precautions should be
taken; tents are fully netted and
insect-proof
IN-ROOM SAFE No AIRSTRIP Savute
PERSONAL BARS No CAMP CLOSURE Seasonal (availability on request)
TELEPHONE No  NOTE

• Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak
to your travel consultant for more details.
• Drones are not permitted at &Beyond Reserves and Lodges.
HAIRDRYER No
LAUNDRY INCLUDED Yes (limited and weather dependent)
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Not suitable
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT 12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00
KOSHER FOOD Not available
POWER 12 v in vehicles; battery-powered
lights in tents
Please note that there is no
generator in the camps and we
are unable to provide electricity
24 hours a day
PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE Not available
Explore the unique and haunting Savute landscape, with its enigmatic Savute Channel.
At Savute Under Canvas, luxury mobile safari tents with ensuite bathrooms (with flush w.c. and steaming hot bucket shower) are positioned at secluded sites in a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park. Spend nights under canvas close to nature in the landscape of the African night.
Carefully positioned as close as possible to the resident game, enjoy the simplicity of camping in one of the top wildlife areas in the world.
Camps move to a different site every five or six days. This is a true African experience, with campsites in remote areas where guests can expect to see few other people or vehicles.

A Day at Savute Under Canvas

At &Beyond Savute Under Canvas your days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife experiences and your nights to spoil you with the romance of canvas under open African skies.

MORNING GAME DRIVE

As dawn breaks over the bush, the deep voice of your butler delivers a wake-up call at your tent. A tray of tea, coffee and homemade biscuits will be waiting outside your tent. Climb into an open 4x4 safari vehicle with your guide and tracker and set off through the waking bush. Savute is known for its high concentration of lion and you may be lucky enough to spot a pride resting after its nightly hunt.

BREAKFAST
After a morning spent tracking down wildlife, return to the camp for a hearty breakfast. Feast on platters laden with toast, jams and marmalades, homemade muesli, fresh fruits and assorted cheeses. Hot breakfasts are prepared on the open fire, with eggs, omelettes, frittatas and freshly cooked pot breads.

LUNCH

After breakfast, indulge in a steaming hot bucket shower or maybe a quick nap before lunch. Inviting lunch platters are served in the cool shade of the dining tent.

AFTERNOON TEA
While away the afternoon hours with a good book and a chilled glass of wine in the guest tent or simply watch the wonders of the bush directly from your tent's veranda. Afternoon tea, with a selection of light snacks, will be served in the late afternoon.

AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE
Depart on an afternoon game drive as the heat of the day starts to break. You are likely to see game coming to drink at the nearby watering holes - perhaps elephant, zebra or tsessebe.

DINNER
As you arrive back at the camp, cocktails are served around a blazing fire. Dine under the stars on a delicious meal cooked on the open fire. After dinner, indulge in decadent desserts, served with tea, coffee or cognac. Stories from an adventurous day are shared around a glowing campfire. You will then be escorted back to your tent, where you will drift off to sleep amidst the sounds of the African bush.

ACCOMMODATION
Carefully positioned as close as possible to the resident game, enjoy the simplicity of safari under canvas at &Beyond Savute Under Canvas

All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in US Dollars.
Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, except for family suites and villas which are per family suite/villa per night.

Long-Stay Rates:

  • May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary.
  • These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.

Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.

Triple rooms are suitable for a maximum of two adults.

 Rate Includes: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry (excluding Chobe and Savute Under Canvas), safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees.

Rate Excludes: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars and landing fees.

Pilots and Local Driver-Guides: Rate only includes accommodation, meals, teas and coffees. Accommodation in a pilot/guide room is on a twin basis; single rooms will be allocated depending on availability.

Tour Leaders, Private Guides: Normal guest inclusions and exclusions apply. A maximum of 1 Tourleader on a discounted rate per 14 guests.

Private Vehicles:  A private 4x4 safari vehicle can be pre-booked at applicable lodges, subject to availability. Rates are per vehicle per night, from 2pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure. Please see applicable notes under our Child Policy for children joining on a private vehicle.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

CHILD POLICY

Child Age Rate (not applicable to villas/family suites) Notes Game Drives Nature Walks Other Activities
0 - 2 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Cots subject to availability Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted
3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults Free of charge Triple rooms subject to availability Not permitted; additional children's drives may be requested Not permitted Not permitted
6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults 50% of full adult rate Triple rooms subject to availability Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 12 years and older Not permitted
6 – 16 years in own room 1st child: adult rate
2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate
Max 3 children per room
(subject to triple room availability)
Yes, 6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion 12 years and older Not permitted


Childminders: Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of USD 5 per hour is payable at the lodge.
Whilst there are age restrictions for children permitted on game viewing activities, all ages will be accommodated on game drive and boat transfers to-and-from the lodge.

If paying for a Private Vehicle, children of any age may go on game drive, with access to sightings being at the discretion of the guide, based on the behaviour of both child and animals. Greater distances to animals may be adhered to, or certain sightings may be avoided, in order to ensure the safety of all. In the case of boating activities, the availability of boats may restrict private use and require forward planning.

Savute is particularly well known for its high concentration of lion, as well as for its dramatic predator interactions.
The Savute lions are famed for having adapted to hunting elephant, not generally considered common prey for these cats.

Savute is particularly well known for its high concentration of lion, as well as for its dramatic predator interactions. The Savute lions are famed for having adapted to hunting elephant, not generally considered common prey for these cats. A power struggle for the position of dominant predator has also been documented between the lions and the area's large clans of hyena. The African wild dog, one of the continent’s most endangered carnivores, also thrives in the area.

Like the remainder of the Chobe National Park, Savute has large numbers of elephant, which are attracted to the many artificial water sources. During the drier season, elephant bulls dominate the water holes, while breeding herds may move to areas where water is more readily found.
Such herds rely upon their matriarch to lead them to the best feeding and water sites, with individuals seldom straying from each other and ready to come to the aid of a family member who is in trouble.

The region is also rich in antelope, with common species such as impala and kudu encountered alongside giants such as the eland. Waterbuck may be spotted in areas with thicker vegetation, and guests may be lucky enough to catch sight of the aristocratic line of the roan and the sable.

Validity : Signature offers may only be booked on 1-3 Night, and may not be combined with any other offers.

Fly Me Around Botswana 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017

Stay for 7 nights at any of our Botswana lodges and we'll include your flights
- contact us for package rates and full terms and conditions.
- Stay at a maximum of 3 lodges per package.
- Nights spent at Sandibe will attract an additional supplement from 1 Jun - 31 Dec 2017. No supplement will apply for travel until end of May 2017.
- Upgrade to helicopter transfer available at additional cost. T&C's applies
 
Honeymoon Offer 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017
- Groom pays full rate and Bride pays 50% of accommodation rate for the whole stay
- Offer is not applicable to &Beyond family suites.
- Groom rate and bride discount based on 1-3 night rate. May not be combined with other offers or long stay rates. Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marrige     Minimum 2 night stay

 

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Activities

    Activities

    Game Drives

    Fly me over Botswana : Spoil yourself with an unforgettable Botswana wildlife experience and enjoy complimentary flights between the camps.
  • Guest Safety

    Guest Safety

    The campsites are not fencedoff and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Guests are to be accompanied at all times when walking around the camp at night.
  • Access

    Access

    Scheduled flights from Maun or Kasane to Savute Airstrip, followed by a game drive to the camp.
    As per national park vehicle restrictions, it is not possible for guests to self-drive to the &Beyond Savute Under Canvas camps.
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