• Star Beds

    Sleep under the stars at Savuti Camp

  • Aerial View

    Aerial view of the Savuti Channel

  • Elephant Herd

    Elephant herd at Savuti Camp

  • Campfire

    The cosy campfire deck just off the main area

  • Swimming Pool

    The swimming pool overlooks the seasonal channel 

  • Thatched Main Area

    The thatched main area includes a lounge, dining area and viewing deck 

  • Dining Area

    The main dining area

  • Savuti Team

    Savuti Camp team

  • Exterior of Tent

    An exterior view of a guest tent  

  • Interior of Tent

    Savuti guest tent

  • Tent Bathroom

    Tent bathroom with shower and eye catching brass basins

  • Log-pile Hide

    Savuti Camp's log-pile hide at sunset

  • Lion Pair

    Savuti lion pair 

  • Bush Walk

    Zebra sighting on guided bush walk

  • Leopard

    Leopard on the look-out

  • Leopard Tortoise

    Leopard tortoise


Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is set deep in the wilderness on the productive Savute Channel – a refuge for a variety of wildlife.  For many years the channel was dry, before the waters returned in 2008 and an abundance of game congregated here once more. As part of a natural cycle, the channel is dry once more, resulting in a rich feeding ground and corridor between the surrounding Mopani woodlands for both plains game and predators. Savuti is about 17 kilometres “downstream” from the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the Channel.

Accommodation comprises seven large en-suite canvas-and-thatch rooms (including a family unit), that are raised off the ground and face onto the Savute Channel. From the thatched dining area, a pool and large viewing area with fire deck extend outwards on raised wooden decks.

Activities on offer are day and night game drives, nature walks with a guide (depending on qualified guide availability) and boating (water levels permitting). The log-pile hide, close to camp, and the sunken hide offer unique ways of watching wildlife at the water's edge. Two Star Beds – Southern Cross and Orion – approximately 20 minutes from camp, are a magical, unique way for guests to experience the African bush.

HIGHLIGHT: Exclusive access to the Savute Channel.

Savuti Camp Room Types

Walk-in Tent (7 Units)

This intimate camp's ensuite 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.

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Savuti Camp Facilities

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.

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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.

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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.

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Star Beds

The Star Beds (Southern Cross and Orion) are elevated platforms offering an authentic and unique way to sleep out under the crystal clear African skies surrounded by nature.

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Log-pile Hide

This hide is the perfect place to spend your afternoon siesta hours. Elephants are often the star attraction here; just watch out for the sprays of water propelled from their nearby trunks.

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Sunken Hide

Approximately 45 minutes from Camp, the Ntshe Hide at Manchwe Pan offers a thrilling way of viewing game; often with big elephant feet obstructing your view.

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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.

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Water-level dependent, fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.

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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.

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Arrive: 1 Nov - 19 Dec

US$ 790

per person sharing per night

Arrive: 1 Jun - 31 Oct

US$ 1,500

per person sharing per night

Arrive: 20 Dec - 10 Jan

US$ 1,000

per person sharing per night

At a glance

  • 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.