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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

Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. For many years the channel was dry, before the waters returned in 2008 and abundant game congregated around and adapted to their new surroundings. As part of a natural cycle, the channel is dry once more, resulting in a rich feeding ground and corridor between the surrounding mopane woodlands for both plains game and predators.

This intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in seven large walk-in tents, including a family unit that is raised off the ground. From the camp's thatched dining area, a small pool and large viewing area with fire deck extend outwards on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view of the Channel and its wildlife.

Highlights

  • Savuti Camp has front row seats to the natural marvels of the Savute Channel
  • The Savute area harbours one of the densest dry-season concentrations of elephant in Africa
  • With two-thirds of the Savute Channel located in the concession, guests have exclusive access to abundant game and geological marvels

Wilderness Safaris Early Bird Special Deal

Wilderness Safaris Early Bird Special Deal

 

 

Great news! Introduced in June this year, we are pleased to advise that our Early Bird deal will be in place next year too. The added advantage is that bookings can be made immediately and the longer the lead time the better the discount!

 
  • icon Rates 2018
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Details 1 Jun 2018 to 31 Oct 2018 1 Nov 2018 to 19 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2018 to 10 Jan 2019
Per Person US$ 1,545 US$ 815 US$ 1,030
Single Supplement US$ 465 US$ 245 US$ 310
Details 11 Jan 2019 to 30 Mar 2019 1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
Per Person  US$ 770 US$ 985 US$ 1,595
Single supplement US$ 240 US$ 305 US$ 485
Details 1 Nov 2019 to 19 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 to 10 Jan 2020  
Per Person US$ 840 US$ 1,065  
Single Supplement US$ 260 US$ 325  
These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

Rates are subject to currency fluctuations and Wilderness Safaris reserves the right to amend rates, accordingly.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
  15 Jun 2018 to 14 Jun 2019
Per Person Sharing R 5 095
Single Supplement R 1 785


It is a condition of travel with Wilderness Safaris that guests have travel insurance. Should they not have insurance cover, they will be personally responsible for any costs incurred as a result of a medical emergency or evacuation, as well as any other insurance claim situation such as loss of luggage.

  • Rate includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
  • A minimum 2 night stay is required.
  • Linyanti Tented Camp   operate a little differently to our other Botswana properties:
    · The camp is physically made up of 4 twin rooms, and may only be booked on a sole use basis - for 1 to 8 guests.
    · Rate-wise, the minimum number of guests required is 4 and costs will be adjusted accordingly. However, pricing has been adjusted to make it more affordable for parties of all sizes.
    · There is no separate guide accommodation, so should you have a pilot or guide, that will need to be taken into account i.e. they would be in 1 room, leaving 3 rooms for guests.
    · There is only one vehicle available - no private vehicle possible - which is why sole use is required as you may have up to 8 people may be on the vehicle at the same time.

 
Validity:

  •    Valid for all SADC residents living in the SADC countries at time of booking and travel, and for a minimum of 6 months per year.
  •    Not valid for SADC passport holders/citizens living abroad. We reserve the right to request proof of residency upon booking and/or check in.
  •    SADC Resident countries: Angola · Botswana · Democratic Republic of the Congo · Lesotho · Madagascar · Malawi · Mauritius · Mozambique · Namibia · South Africa · Swaziland · Tanzania · Zambia ·
  •    Zimbabwe (Kenya is included for the purposes of this special)

Classic Camp

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas.

Notes

1. Where no rates are shown, our camps are not in operation over this period.
2. Accommodation rates are on a per person per night sharing basis, and single supplement rates are per person per night.
3. Rate includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
4. Access to / from the camps is excluded from the above nightly rates. Please contact your Journey Specialist for further details.

 WILDERNESS SAFARIS CHILD POLICY

      Off-peak Season Rate Peak Season Rate
Age Categoty Rules 11 January to 31 May  
&
01 November  to
19 December '
11 January to 31 May '
&
01 November to
19 December  
0 - 2 years Infant Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.
Must be at camps that accept children of all ages, OR if sole use of camp is
booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
 
FOC FOC
3 - 16
years
Child Discounted child rates only apply to children sharing with adults - in
family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room.
3 – 5 years: Must be at camps that accept children of all ages, OR if sole use
of camp is booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
6 – 12 years: Private vehicle must be booked at Classic and Premier Camps.
 
13 – 16 years: No private vehicle needed at any camp.
65% off adult rate 35% off adult rate
17 years &
older
Adult Any room type. Full adult rate Full adult rate

Notes

1. Off-peak Season - 11 January to 31 May and 01 November to 19 December, 65% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is peak season and 35% discount applies.

2. Peak Season - 01 June to 31 October and 20 December to 10 January, 35% discount extended with the exception of Kalahari Plains where this is off-peak season and 65% discount applies.

3. The discounted child rate is only applicable to bookings in family rooms or standard twin rooms in camps that have a family room (should the family room not be available for your particular booking). Child rates do not apply at those camps that do not have family rooms, with the exception of Abu where the child rate may be extended to a triple booking.

4. Children under the age of 17 years are required to share accommodation with at least one adult at all times.

5. Child rates apply only when children aged 16 years or under are sharing with full paying adult/s and must be calculated accordingly i.e. 2 adults and 2 children in a family, charge 2 x adult sharing rate plus 2 x the applicable child rate.

6. In addition, at our Classic and Premier camps, parties with children 12 years and younger are required to book and pay for private activities unless the camp is booked as exclusive use or they have filled a vehicle (6 guests). A family booking will depend on availability of the private vehicle/activities at the selected camp for the period requested.

7. Child participation in activities will vary depending on the camp and the activity.

8. Triple share accommodation is on a request basis and only allowed for children 16 years and under sharing with adults - not for three adults sharing. Guests must accept that there is usually an impact on space and comfort in the case of triple share accommodation. Please contact your Journey Specialist for assistance and pricing.

 

Due to our location on the Savute Channel and in the Linyanti Concession, Savuti has spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. Game viewing tops the agenda here.

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.

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

Water-level dependant, 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.

Service Rate Notes
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2016 - 10 Jan 2017  US$ 645 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 US$ 665 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***
Private activities at Classic camps 11 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan  2019 US$ 685 Per party per day, maximum 6 guests ***

 Notes

1. The private activity service includes all the standard activities in that camp, be it guided walks, game drives, boating, mekoro, etc.

2. The private activity service commences with the afternoon activity on the day of arrival and ends with the morning activity on the day of departure.

The Linyanti has diverse and prolific wildlife, but is most noted for its very large elephant population which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game concentrations are also high, and apart from abundant plains game, species such as roan and sable antelope, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, black-backed jackal and wild dog may also be encountered. This area can also be excellent for the rarely-seen aardvark and aardwolf. Birding is spectacular.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • First time to Africa

    First time to Africa

    Guests can view wildlife during morning and afternoon game drives. Be surrounded by herds of elephant as they slowly move in and out of the Linyanti. Explore the meandering Savute Channel and all its wildlife wonders.
  • Travelled to Africa

    Travelled to Africa

    Take a game drive through floodplains, riverine forest and woodland in search of wildlife. Catch sight of nocturnal creatures on a night drive along the Savute Channel. Laze away an afternoon on the camp deck, watching what comes to drink at the waterhole below.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    Seasoned Traveller

    Explore the length of the Savute Channel by boat (water level dependent). Take a rod to water with catch-and-release fishing – in season. Tick some of those bird ‘lifers’ – or catch sight of incredible avian interactions.
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