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Savuti Camp

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Savuti Camp is located roughly 17 kilometres downstream from the source of the Savute, this fantastic lodge is one of the most authentic safari camps it is possible to find. Set at the base of a wide curve in the now dry Savuti Channel, the camp is at least one hours dive from any of the other camps in this private concession and offers one of the most private and un-spoilt safari experiences in all of Botswana.

What is now well known as a predator’s enclave with awesome game is now home to Savuti- a small 5 tented lodge that offers intimacy unmatched in the area. The rooms themselves are original safari tents, raised off the ground and connected by wooden walkways (regularly destroyed by elephants) to the main communal area. Each is en suite, 2 having outdoor bathrooms looking over the camps waterhole that is the only source of water in the dry season. The camp has a thatched dining area, bar and a pool facing out up both sides of the channel providing great views of the ever present resident game.

The star attraction however is the camps hide. Built literally yards from the watering hole itself is a wooden woodpile hide that is famous for providing some of the closest elephant viewing possible anywhere in Africa. It is not uncommon at the right time of year to be surrounded by a herd, listening to them communicating amongst each other about the strange foreigner that is hiding by their watering hole, in touching distance, drinking pimms.

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Written by  Julian Carter-Manning.

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