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Savuti Camp

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- Stunning waterside location
- Water and land-based safari
- Superb wildlife
- Small, intimate camp

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Savuti Camp is an attractive, high-end camp overlooking the Savuti waterhole in the Linyanti region of northern Botswana. The waterhole is frequented by an abundance of animals and hundreds of elephant congregate here in the dry season. This remote camp is accessible via light aircraft only, with a 30-40 minute drive from the Linyanti airstrip.

The camp’s main lodge is a large, open-sided wooden structure crowned with a thatched roof, housing a spacious lounge and library. There are superb views of the waterhole from the bar and dining area and a small, shaded pool and viewing veranda, complete with fire deck. It’s not uncommon to see kudus and bushbucks on the board-walks and the birdlife is spectacular!

The accommodation comprises seven large, elevated en-suite canvas-and-thatch rooms, accessed by a network of raised boardwalks. All tents have a cosy but open feel with balcony. There are six twin-bedded tents (which can be combined to make doubles) and one family tent with two interlinking bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and entrance. All bathrooms have conventionally plumbed basins, shower and toilet. Service is seamless and the camp has a warm, intimate feel.

Both water and land-based activities are offered. Morning and evening game drives are possible and predator sightings of lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs can be phenomenal in the dry season. A charming, elevated log-pile hide is located a short drive from the camp enabling guests to sleep outdoors and view animals up-close. The surrounding waterways can be explored at leisure by mokoro (dug-out canoes) with sightings of hippo and elephant common. Nature walks and fishing are also offered. Note that all water-based activities are seasonal and dependent on water levels.

Children of 6 years and over are welcome, although families with children aged 6-12 are requested to hire a private safari vehicle at additional cost. Note that animals are free to wander through the camp and while they are unlikely to approach humans or tents, children must remain under the close supervision of their parents at all times.

Savuti Camp offers high quality accommodation in a stunning wilderness location. Situated right in the heart of the Linyanti Concession, the wildlife viewing is superb. The small number of exclusive properties and low guest density in the area make for a high price tag. However, for those looking for great quality accommodation with fantastic wildlife on tap, this camp presents the ideal solution.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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