For almost 30 years, Savuti Camp overlooked the fertile grassland of the dry Savute Channel, then in 2008 the Channel began flowing again bringing with it new wildlife.
Accommodations at the camp consist of seven large, walk-in tents built raised on wooden platforms. There are six twin-bedded tents that can be arranged as double beds. In addition to which, there is one family tent with two inter-leading bedrooms featuring their own bathrooms and entrances. The camp also includes a smaller tent for guides. Each tent is elegantly furnished and comes with an en suite bathroom with double copper basins, a shower, and a toilet. The tents also have their own private wooden decks overlooking the Channel and its abundant wildlife. Though for those wishing to sleep under an open sky, the camp has raised star beds.
The camp is nestled in a remote part of northern Botswana’s Linyanti Concession and is ten miles “downstream” from the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savute waterway. While the Linyanti harbors the usual grazing herds, the more sought-after predators include hyena, jackal, wild dog, lion, cheetah, and leopard. But what Linyanti is famous for is its large density of elephants, especially during the dry season when they are so prolific they can sometimes block the roads. Rarer animals that can be found here include the aardvark and aardwolf.