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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

Camp Savuti epitomes the Botswana safari experience. From the abundant game viewing to the authentic, tented accommodation, this is the traditional way to spend time in one of Africa's most superb wildlife regions. Visit Camp Savuti to experience the thrill of getting close to top predators and to watch them in their natural habitat from the comfort of an open-air 4x4 vehicle, guided by knowledgeable rangers. Here, one can witness the mass migration of zebra, a wildlife movement second only to the Great Migration of East Africa. The area is renowned for its large population of bull elephants and visiting Camp Savuti offers the chance of witnessing the unique interaction of the resident predator species. Visit Camp Savuti for an unforgettable experience in an exceptional area of Chobe. Experienced and passionate guides will ensure that visitors leave with irreplaceable memories in wildest Botswana.

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    » Camp Savuti reveals the secrets of the Savuti marsh.
    » Savuti has become famous for its large lion prides that hunt elephant.
    » The African wild dog is found in abundance in the Savuti region.
    » Camp Savuti is eco-friendly and uses solar panels to generate power.
    » An intimate lounge, bar and dining area overlooks the Savuti channel.
    » The Savuti channel only started flowing again in 2010.
    » There are numerous secluded game viewing hides in the area.
    » 5 Meru-style tents have been placed on platforms overlooking the Savuti Channel.
    » Camp Savuti is in a private reserve and borders the Chobe National reserve.
    » Camp Savuti is a 20-40 minute game drive from the Savuti airstrip in Chobe National Park. 
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  1 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 1 Jul 2017 -31 Oct 2017
Camp Savuti USD 460 USD 550
Children Afed 0-11 yrs USD 230 USD 275
Pilot USD 240 USD 240
Private Vehicle USD 360 USD 360
  1 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 1 Dec 2017 -31 Marc 2018
Camp Savuti USD 460 USD 420
Children Afed 0-11 yrs USD 230 USD 210
Pilot USD 240 USD 240
Private Vehicle USD 360 USD 360

No Single supplement

Details    1st Apr 2018 - 31 Jun 2018   1st Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 1st Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Lodge 1 - 2 night stay  per person per night sharing  USD 500 USD 595 USD 500
Lodge 3 - 5 night stay  per person per night sharing  USD 480 USD 570 USD 480
Lodge 6+ night stay  per person per night sharing  USD 460 USD 545 USD 460
Children 2 -11 years 50% of adult rate
50% of adult rate 50% of adult rate
Single supplement 0 0 0
Pilote / Guide USD 240 USD 240 USD 240
Private Vechicle USD 360 USD 240 USD 240

RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Teas/ coffees and snacks
  • Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)
  • Laundry
  • Activities
  • Government taxes and park fees

RATES EXCLUDE

  •  Visa costs
  •  Premium brand drinks (imported beers, wines and spirits)
  •  Light aircraft transfers
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Items of personal nature

NOTES

  • Rates are per person per night sharing and are quoted in US$.
  • Multiple night stay rates are valid across all Footsteps in Africa Camps & Lodges.
  • Group rates available on request.
  • Families travelling with children under the age of 11 years to Camp Savuti are required to book a private vehicle for the duration of their stay.

Children policy:

  • Children are welcome at all lodges.
  • Camp Linyanti and Camp Savuti require private vehicles to be booked for all bookings with children under the age of 11 years.

Take Note:

  • Please note that all transfers quoted are subject to change without prior notice. However, rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.
  • All accommodation rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice. However, rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.
  • We have a luggage restriction of 20kg per person including hand luggage in soft, hold-all-type bags; (no hard suitcases or frames) for all light aircraft transfers.
  • Visa fees, where applicable, are not included. Departure taxes, on internal transfers within Botswana, are.

Cancellation policy for Groups:

  • No. of days prior to arrival Applicable policy / cancellation fee
  • 90- 76 20% of total value of reservation. 
  • 75 – 61 30% of total value of reservation. 
  • 60 -30 50% of total value of reservation.
  • 30 or less 100% of total value of reservation.

All guests travelling must be covered by their own fully comprehensive travel and medical insurance policy valid from the date that they confirm the booking with us. If another GROUP booking is received; you will be informed in writing to secure your reservation with a written confirmation within 5 working days. Failure to revert back to us within the 5 working days will result in an automatic cancellation of the entire reservation.

  • Lounge and bar
  • Dining area
  • Boma area
  • Library
  • Fire-pit
  • Splash pool
  • 5 Meru-style tents overlooking the Savuti channel
  • Raised platforms/viewing decks in rooms
  • Family and child friendly. Will put in an extra bed for children.
  • En-suite with bush shower and flush toilet
  • Safe in rooms
  • Pure cotton linen

Room Info

Each of the 5 Meru-style units are standard, canvas safari tents, raised on elevated wooden platforms. They are positioned apart from each other in between the trees offering privacy and exclusivity of each one's view and surroundings.

The interiors are somewhat luxurious and cater for every comfort need. All tents have carpeted interiors and canvas walls, while the ensuite bathroom is divided from the bedroom by a canvas curtain.

One out of the 5 tents is a honeymoon tent, which is has a luxuriously large bed and additional touches for comfort, adding an air of romance.

All tents include shelving for clothing and a safe for valuable goods storage, while bathrooms have indoor baths and flush toilets, with the extension of an outdoor-open-air shower.

Activities

  • Twice-daily game drives
  • Game viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Boma safari dinners

A Typical Day on Safari

This is a rough schedule of how a typical day on safari looks like. This is always scheduled to change due to weather and other factors. You will need to
be flexible – rangers and guides will focus on where there is wildlife and the best method of viewing the best of what Botswana has to offer. The times below
are merely a suggestion of what to expect.

  • 05:30 – 06:30: A simple early morning snack of cereals, yoghurts and fruit is served before departing on the game drive.
  • 09:30 – 10:30: Return from your game drive and enjoy a full breakfast
  • 10:30 – 13:30: Leisure time.
  • 13:30/14:00: Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Afternoon tea is served before the afternoon game drive which normally departs at 16:00.
  • 20:00: Return from your game drive and enjoy a boma dinner.


Location

Camp Savuti is located in the Savuti channel in the Chobe National Park.

How to Get There

The Savuti Airstrip is accessible by light aircraft. It’s a 40 minute flight from Maun and Kasane. General transfer times are 40 minutes from Maun, 40 minutes
from Kasane and 20-40 minutes from most other lodges in northern Botswana.

GPS CO-ORDINATES: S 18’ 34’ 014 and E 24’ 03’ 905

General Travel Info

Malaria

Malaria is prevalent during the mid to late rainy season (January to May) but one should always take precautionary measures. Consult your local GP for preventative malaria prophylaxis. There are  ways to avoid being bitten. Use insect repellents on your skin, sleep under mosquito nets, use the air-conditioner and during the day wear light long sleeved clothing.

Wildlife

The Chobe National Park is made up of a diverse habitat comprising sandy areas with small shrubs in the northern reaches of the Kalahari, vast floodplains,
swamps, woodlands and the mighty perennial Chobe River. With such a range of habitats, it is no surprise that the area attracts a plethora of wildlife.
Chobe is known as the land of giants because it has one the largest population of elephants in the world. Coupled with this, lion prides and buffalo can
be found in abundance. The constantly appearing and disappearing Savuti channel is a mysterious geographical phenomenon that has created area world-renown for prime game viewing. The Savuti and Linyanti area attracts migrating herds of zebra and plenty of predator activity. Guests can expect to see a variety of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, and predators. Sable, the brown hyena and Cape hunting dog are just a few of the rare animals to look out for while on safari in the Chobe region.

Weather

The rainy season (November through until March) is wet but hot. Expect temperatures averaging 35°C to 40°C with night time temperatures averaging at
26°C. During the rainy season there are intermittent periods of dry weather.
The dry season (May to September) has an average day time temperature of 27°C. Night times are the coldest, with temperatures occasionally dropping below freezing.

What to Pack

  • During the summer months the weather can be hot and sticky. You may want to bring a few outfits.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Cameras and binoculars
  • Light, neutral coloured clothing
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm jackets essential in winter (May – Oct)
  • Beanie and gloves – the mornings are cold during winter

Location

The Savuti is a region within the heart of the Chobe National Park that is secretly located away from the peak season crowds at the Chobe riverfront. It is the remote homeground of Camp Savuti, positioned on the banks of the Savuti Channel and close to the famous Savuti Marsh.

Travelling to the camp involves a light air transfer from Maun or Kasane (depending on guests' itinerary) to the Savuti airstrip in Chobe National Park. It is an approximate 40 minute flight from either of the towns and the view from the aircraft plane over the beautiful Chobe becomes a part of the experience.

Upon arrival at Savuti airstrip, guests will be met by a representative from Camp Savuti and driven the last 20-40 minute journey to the camp. This road transfer could be considered more of a game drive, as it traverses through the Chobe National Park and there is a likely chance of spotting any number of animals before even arriving at camp.

Guests at Camp Savuti will be accommodated in private and peaceful Meru-style tents. There are 5 individual tents built on elevated wooden platforms offering some height for overlooking the river.

Each unit has a private wooden veranda, complete with chairs for two; carpeted floors inside; twin or king-size beds with headboards and pure cotton linen; shelving space; a safe; and an ensuite bathroom with an outdoor, open-air shower. The bathroom is separated from the main bedroom interior by a dividing canvas curtain that can be fastened back or pulled closed for privacy. There is a flush toilet and indoor bath.

The accommodation is wonderfully comfortable and cosy for cooler weather, yet it can be open and airy for those ultra-hot months from September to December. Guests can choose to rest and relax in the privacy of their rooms while watching game gathering at the channel.

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    Camp Savuti is all about its prime positioning on the Savuti Channel. It is an unfenced camp and receives regular wildlife visitors, which gather at the Savuti Channel to drink. Elephants browse the trees in camp, while hippos grunt from the cool waters and birds flit between branches, creating a game-viewing paradise right in front of camp. The experience at Camp Savuti can be described as camping in style. The tented suites are luxuriously adorned with carpeted floors, ample space, ensuite bathrooms and private verandas, but the wood, canvas and natural colours keep it in tune with the surroundings. Guests will feel relaxed and at ease with nothing but comfort and exclusivity in their Meru safari tents. The Savuti Marsh is known as one of Africa's wildlife hotspots; landscape and ecology that supports a wide array of plant, bird and animal life. During the rainy summer months is when the game flocks to the Savuti region. A mass migration of zebra occurs as these triped ungulates arrive in the Savuti to bear their foals.
  • Things to do at Savuti Camp

    Things to do at Savuti Camp

    Game Drives Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephant are often the highlight. Plains game and the diverse birdlife also offer fantastic sightings. The open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat. Night Drives Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day. These often include the lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are extremely lucky, the elusive pangolin! Nature Walks On request and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide, nature walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller details you miss when travelling by vehicle. Hide and Star Bed The Savuti hide is an elevated platform from which to view and photograph animals and birds. Sleep-outs are also possible here, as it is equipped with bed rolls, mosquito nets and a long-drop toilet to become a star bed.
  • Things to do at Savuti Camp

    Things to do at Savuti Camp

    Due to our location on the Savute Channel and in the Linyanti Concession, Savuti has spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. Game
    Boat Excursions Exploring the waters by boat can be undertaken in the morning, during midday, or as an afternoon activity. Note that boating is a seasonal activity, dependent on water levels. Fishing Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. Birding With the Linyanti Concession being an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA), birding is understandably outstanding at Savuti Camp, from slaty egret in the water to kori bustard in the dry areas.
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