Savute Under Canvas

Savute Under Canvas

R42000 per person

Savute, a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park, stretches from the park’s northern boundaries to the Linyanti River.

Savute, a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park, stretches from the park’s northern boundaries to the Linyanti River. The area’s main feature is the mysterious Savute Channel, which flows and dries up seemingly unrelated to the rainfall. Dry and arid for almost 30 years, animals in the area were sustained by artificial waterholes. With the Savute Channel flowing again in recent years, the region has undergone a startling transformation, reverting to its natural lush and marshy state. Large numbers of wildlife have been attracted to this rejuvenated wilderness haven.

Sizable numbers of elephant bulls are invariably present. During the dry years, when prey was hard to find, many of
Savute’s lion became notorious for hunting elephant. With the recent transformation of the region, prey has become
more abundant and the large lion prides have split up into smaller family groups, allowing a greater variety of predators to flourish in the area. Savute is also a famous battleground for lion and spotted hyena. With grazing now plentiful, the area is also popular with zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, tsessebe and kudu.

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Savute Under Canvas
The semi-mobile tented camps of &Beyond Savute Under Canvas are carefully positioned at exclusive wilderness campsites in the expansive Savute corner of Chobe National Park, offering exceptional game viewing opportunities. Booked on a nightly basis, each of the five comfortable tents has a double bed, as well as an en-suite bathroom, separate w.c and steaming hot bucket shower, with water delivered on request. The guest areas comprise comfortable tents for dining, meeting for a pre-dinner drink or just whiling the time away between game drives. Welcoming camp staff serve delicious meals cooked over the glowing coals. WHAT SETS US APART - Region of the Chobe National Park - The rustic charm of camping combined with the comfort of full service, a flush toilet and a steaming hot bucket shower - Massive baobabs that loom majestically over the reserve - Leopard sightings, as well as rare and fascinating wild dogs - Known for the enigmatic Savute Channel, which flows and dries up intermittently, independently of rainfall, vastly changing the nature of the region; the Savute Channel is currently flowing for the first time in almost thirty years - Healthy population of lion, which have become known for hunting elephant - Open plains with vast herds of plains game - Lion, zebra and wildebeest Guests Safety The campsites are not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Guests are to be accompanied at all times when walking around the camp at night.


Scheduled flights from Maun or Kasane to Savute Airstrip, followed by a game drive to the camp. - Airlink have a flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Maun - Air Botswana have a flight from Johannesburg to Maun As per national park vehicle restrictions, it is not possible for guests to self-drive to the &Beyond Savute Under Canvas camps.
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Minimum number of guests: 2 Maximum number of guests: 10 Children Children older than 12 years are allowed Table of Facts Twin Beds - All convertible to double Indoor Showers - Yes Outdoor Showers - No Private W/C - Yes In-Room Safe - No Personal Bars - No Telephone - No Hairdryer - No Laundry - No, however, guest will be provided soap suds to do their laundry. Wheelchair Access - Not suitable CHECK IN / CHECK OUT 12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00 Kosher Food - Not available Power - 12 v in vehicles; battery-powered lights in tents Please note that there is no generator in the camps and we are unable to provide electricity 24 hours a day. Private 4X4 Safari Vehicle - Not available Vehicles - Semi-open 4x4 safari vehicle with fridge Credit Cards - Not accepted in camp Weather - Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and nights can be chilly. Rainfall - Rainfall occurs from October or November until March Temperature Summer: Average of 18˚C to 32˚C/64˚F to 90˚F, although temperatures can rise over 40˚C/104˚F Winter: 8˚C to 21˚C / 46˚F to 70˚F; temperatures can drop to 0˚C / 34˚F at night and in the early mornings Best time to travel - Year-round Malaria - Camps are situated in malaria areas and precautions should be taken. Tents are fully netted and insect-proof Airstrip - Savute Camp closure - Seasonal (availability on request)
Rate Includes Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees. Rate Excludes Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars and landing fees. Park fees and government charges. Drones are not permitted.