At YZ, we like a classic safari camp. So Camp Savuti ticks a lot of our boxes! If you are searching for an authentic property that really delivers when it comes to wildlife viewing, this camp is an excellent option for you. And there are no age restrictions at Camp Savuti, so children are welcome here!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Camp Savuti is situated in the Savuti region of the game-rich Chobe National Park. The property is accessed from the Savuti Airstrip.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The communal facilities are housed in a spacious lodge at the centre of camp. This is raised above ground level and constructed from canvas and wood, so it has a classic safari feel. Inside, the lounge contains plenty of comfortable seating around a couple of coffee tables, lovely for relaxing with fellow guests! The dining area has upright chairs around a couple of tables laid with colourful clothes, in addition to an adjoining bar. The décor is predominantly wood – and lots of it! Outside, there is a great viewing deck with views towards the Savuti Channel. There is also a fire pit, which is perfect for sitting around at night with other travellers and sharing those safari stories!
Camp Savuti’s guest accommodation is connected to the central lodge by neat sandy paths through the bushscape. There are five Meru tents in total, raised above ground like the main building and spaced well apart to ensure lots of privacy. Each has amazing views too, from a veranda facing the Channel. Zip doors form the entrance into the bedroom, which has a king-size bed or twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, a dressing/writing table with stool, and ample storage space for your belongings. Quite unusually for a Meru tent, there is an air conditioning unit! The walls are canvas, featuring some vibrant local artwork. And the en-suite facilities are situated behind another zip door – they consist of flush toilet, washbasin, bathtub with shower attachment, and your very own outdoor shower!
Activities from Camp Savuti focus on game drives. These are available during the morning and the afternoon – they take guests along Savuti Channel and Marsh as well as into other parts of Chobe National Park for some seriously good game viewing! Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, you can see huge herds of elephant and buffalo grazing on the grasses on the banks of the Channel and in the marshy areas. Other herbivores are common here too, such as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, warthog and kudu, while the riverine forests host lion and leopard.
Lion like the open plains too, as do cheetah and wild dog. Crocs and hippos love the river. Altogether, Chobe boasts a real wealth of wildlife! The Camp also offers birding and it is common to spot the majestic fish eagle, as well as all sorts of herons and waders. Do not forget to pack your binoculars!