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Experience the wonders of the Savute Channel, situated at the very heart of Africa. Savute is also recognised as a prime game viewing area in Botswana.

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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

Savute, a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park, stretches from the park’s northern boundaries to the Linyanti River. The area’s main feature is the mysterious Savute Channel, which flows and dries up seemingly unrelated to the rainfall.

Dry and arid for almost 30 years, animals in the area were sustained by artificial waterholes. With the Savute Channel flowing again in recent years, the region has undergone a startling transformation, reverting to its natural lush and marshy state. Large numbers of wildlife have been attracted to this rejuvenated wilderness haven

Why Visit

  • Observe the enmity between lions and hyenas.
  • See thousands of zebras migrating in from the northern parts of Botswana during the rainy season.
  • The extraordinary dolomite rock outcrops of the Gubatsa Hills.
  • View especially old elephant bulls.
  • Safari lodges offer luxury in a completely different environment from Chobe or Linyanti.
  • Enjoy excellent birding.

Climate

SUMMER (OCTOBER-APRIL)
Min 20°C/69°F Max 30°C/86°F

WINTER (MAY-SEPTEMBER)
Min 6°C/42°F Max 25°C/78°F

Fast Facts

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Year Round
TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN
Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
WILDLIFE
Old elephant bulls, lions and hyenas, and numerous grazing animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, tsessebe and kudu.
LANGUAGES
English is widely spoken throughout Botswana.
FLYING TO BOTSWANA
Frequent flights link Johannesburg to Maun and Kasane - the gateways to the national parks and wildlife areas.
CURRENCY
The currency is Pula (P); US Dollars are widely accepted.