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
- 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.
Min 20°C/69°F Max 30°C/86°F
Min 6°C/42°F Max 25°C/78°F
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN
Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
Old elephant bulls, lions and hyenas, and numerous grazing animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, tsessebe and kudu.
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.
The currency is Pula (P); US Dollars are widely accepted.