Bordering the Okavango Delta to the west and Chobe National Park to the east, Savuti Channel is one of Africa's best known big game areas.
The Savuti Channel runs for sixty-two miles from the Chobe River, through a gap in the sand ridge, to the Mababe Depression. As the channel brings water from the Chobe River to Mababe, it creates a small marsh area. The area remained dry for about seventy years but flooded again in 1957. It once again became dry only to flow again in 2010. Because of its variable water flow, there are many dead trees decorating the banks. Savuti’s desolate, desert-like conditions have little shade but the vegetation growing in the area includes camelthorn sandveld, Silver Terminalia sandveld, scrub savanna, and mopane veld. Geographically the area was once submerged beneath a huge, inland super lake created by tectonic movement.
Savuti is known for its abundant wildlife and is especially famous for its predators, especially its resident lion and spotted hyena populations. Other animals in the area include masses of wildebeest, impala, and warthogs as well as the rare cheetah. Large populations of zebras migrate through the region.