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Savuti Camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Highlights

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

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Overview

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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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