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The Savuti Area is a rich game area in the Chobe National Park. To the north the winding Linyanti River gives way to Namibia.

There is mopane veld, the dry Savuti Channel and a number of spectacular and very busy waterholes. As you might expect with such diverse environments the game is both prolific and varied.

Savuti's elephant population

The entire area is superb for elephant but they are possibly at their most spectacular besides the waterholes. Huge breeding herds numbering hundreds can be heard trumpeting their way through the bush coming to drink. As the sun sets, watching elephant immerge from the water then trundle up the yellow plains to the forest in a cloud of dust is one of the great sights of Africa.

Savuti's diverse fauna and flora

Pelican on the Savuti Marsh
There are tall shady forests of jackalberry, leadwood, bird plum trees and knobthorn. Particularly large troops of baboon seem to frequent these areas, feeding in the trees, the sound of their crunching and barking echoing in the air.

Then, there are kudu, roan, sable, impala and buffalo. Warthog can be seen emerging from burrows in termite mounds early in the morning, francolins scuttle off the sandy roads and tiny bushbabies can be seen leaping from tree to tree at night.

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    Accommodation choices for Savuti Area

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Savuti Area. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Savuti Camp, Linyanti Wetlands

      Camp Savuti


      Situated in the remote Savuti region of Botswana’s Chobe National Park, Camp Savuti offers an authentic, pared back safari experience.

    • Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti Area

      Savute Safari Lodge


      In one of Botswana's most renowned destinations fo big game viewing, Savute Safari Lodge is very comfortable and offers superb game viewing all year round. For a different aspect on Savuti, visit in April and May when the zebra, wildebeest and buffalo migrations pass through.

    • Savute Under Canvas Camp, Savuti Area

      Savute Under Canvas Camp


      For a different aspect on Savuti, visit in April and May when the zebra, wildebeest and buffalo migrations pass through. Activities from the camp include twice-daily game drives in this game rich area.

    • Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

      Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge


      Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is a luxurious camp with 12 huge chalets dotted along the channel and around the bush. Each chalet is huge and raised on large decks.